LG Doubles OLED Production Capacity As Apple Expected to Transition More Devices to the Display Tech

LG Display, which is expected to play an increasingly more integral part in Apple's supply chain, is planning to double its production capacity for OLED displays specifically for Apple, as the company is expected to include OLED technology with more devices in the future, according to a new report from ITHome.

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According to the report, LG Display, a subsidiary of LG, is investing in additional equipment to double its small OLED display panels output from 30,000 per month to 60,000. LG Display declined to comment; however, the report cites a source stating that the increased capacity will almost be entirely used for OLED displays meant for Apple devices.

Apple currently uses OLED displays in its higher-end iPhones and has done so since the introduction of the iPhone X in 2017. Lower-end models of the ‌iPhone‌, such as the ‌iPhone‌ XR and iPhone SE 2, continue to use LCD technology thanks to their lower costs.

Until April, Apple only utilized OLED and LCD technology, but with the introduction of the new 12.9-inch iPad Pro, Apple has also introduced mini-LED into the family. With the upcoming redesigned 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros, Apple will also expand mini-LED to the Mac.

Despite mini-LEDs recent introduction into Apple devices, the company is planning to bring OLED to some iPad models for the first time. While one report suggests that the fifth-generation iPad Air, rumored for launch next year, will include an OLED display, that report has been discredited by more reliable sources stating the first iPad with an OLED display will arrive in 2023.

Top Rated Comments

LFC2020 Avatar
23 weeks ago
Happy with my mini led iPad, don’t want to play the oled screen lottery, yellow display, uneven brightness, off axis colour shift and so on, I’ll wait for micro led. ??
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
alpi123 Avatar
23 weeks ago

Huh, OLED are by far the best commercial displays, OLED tv's beat other tech TV by a long shot...BY FAR.

I wouldn't like to see them in Macbooks though, don't think static UI elements are good for OLED displays.
OLED on laptops has come a far way, burn-in continues to be less of an issue every year that's why more and more laptops start using it.

If Apple shifts to OLED on their MacBooks that means they're confident in it and for normal use of 3-5 years there should be no burn-in (at least visible). There are multiple ways to minimize it.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
LFC2020 Avatar
23 weeks ago

why? LCD is a really bad tech and the image is actually slightly blurry
Don’t have any problems with my mini led iPad, once micro led arrives it’ll be even better, like I said above, don’t want to play the oled screen lottery, my mini led ipad has great contrast and blacks, whites look white, not yellow, no colour shift, no red or green tint.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
DanTSX Avatar
23 weeks ago

Do we really want 272 pages of this again. ??‍♂️?

https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/yellow-screen-tint-display-seem-warm-check-here-first.2262691/
Yes.

The refurb store will be full of discounted macs sent back by jaundiced crybabies.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
xpxp2002 Avatar
23 weeks ago

Not a huge fan of OLED. The eventual image burnin, the extremely high saturation and contrast, and the inability to produce true whites is not ideal for accurate colors. Mixing colors from red, green and blue will never be as perfect as taking white and then filtering it out. If you take white OLEDs and put filters in front of them, then you're throwing away 2/3rds of the energy, so it's not efficient. For small devices it's great because you can save energy, make them super thin and get very high contrast for reading text, and you're not going to do color accurate work on them anyway. But for a laptop or desktop, I'm not so sure.
Not to mention the horrific headaches and watery eyes from PWM flickering.

I really miss Apple’s IPS LCDs on the iPhone and can’t wait until we move past OLED to microLED.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
justperry Avatar
23 weeks ago

OLED on laptops has come a far way, burn-in continues to be less of an issue every year that's why more and more laptops start using it.

If Apple shifts to OLED on their MacBooks that means they're confident in it and for normal use of 3-5 years there should be no burn-in (at least visible). There are multiple ways to minimize it.
I have a newer LG OLED, they have come a long way, I am not sure it's ready for laptops though.
iPhones don't seem to suffer from burn in, but, there's a lot more going on on an iPhone, it is used in totally different ways than a TV and Laptop.
I for one would not be buying a Macbook with an OLED display just yet.

(the only caveat being the lower brightness)
Correct.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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