LG Preparing to Supply OLED Panels for iPad by 2024

LG Display is preparing to supply Apple with OLED display panels destined for upcoming iPad models, ETNews reports.

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LG's preparations to supply Apple with OLED displays for the ‌iPad‌ reportedly include the expansion of its plant in Paju, South Korea. The increased production capacity is said to take account of next-generation iPhone and ‌iPad‌ models.

The introduction of OLED panels to the ‌iPad‌ ostensibly presents a new opportunity for LG Display due to the size and aspect ratio of the device's display, which rival suppliers are currently not able to facilitate as easily. A separate recent report claimed that BOE is similarly gearing up to supply OLED panels for future ‌iPad‌ models.

Although an OLED display could come to the ‌iPad‌ for the first time next year, LG is planning to start mass production of these panels at the Paju facility in 2024. This timing broadly lines up with other recent reports, which has placed the launch of the OLED ‌iPad‌ between 2023 and 2024.

Early last year, LG was forced to halt LCD panel production for the ‌iPhone‌ and shut down its smartphone division. The company has since restructured its business toward OLED panels and is accelerating the expansion of its production capacity. Now, LG plans to aggressively increase its presence in Apple's display supply chain with an expansion investment strategy that will enable the Paju plant to make twice as many sixth-generation OLED panels by 2024.

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Tagbert Avatar
7 months ago

Seems like it's really lagging behind the timeframe that the iPhone got for the OLED display. Wonder why it's taking Apple so long to tackle something like this...for goodness sake, you can get it up to 75" as a display now...should be able to easily make OLED displays for the iPad. No?
Sometimes display tech is easier to make at a particular size than at others. Those 75” TVs have very few pixels per inch and the manfacturing process may be different than a high ppi panel like in iPads and iPhones. The technology used in iPhone panels may more difficult to scale up to iPad size and produce in the quantities that Apple needs at the price that Apple needs.

Also, OLED screen in iPhones are not usually lit up with static elements as long as an iPad screen. The phone screens are set to turn off as quickly as they can to prevent burn-in. IPads are often used in more laptop-type usages where the screen is lit for extended periods. Burn-in is a greater risk in this case. It may take additional changes to the panels to reduce burn-in.
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Kylo83 Avatar
7 months ago
So many things can change in the next 2 years
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TheYayAreaLiving ? Avatar
7 months ago

No. Just because a component might come from South Korea does not mean the iPads will be assembled there. Where do you think the components come from now?
Looks like it’s coming from all over the world. Spread across the globe ? ?

https://www.apple.com/supplier-responsibility/pdf/Apple-Supplier-List.pdf
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cmaier Avatar
7 months ago

Sometimes the products do get shipped from elsewhere besides China. So, I was just wondering if that's what the case is going to be for the future iPhones and iPads. Time will tell.
You can’t just say “time will tell” as if there’s any evidence at all that it will happen. “Maybe iphones will start being made on Mars. Time will tell. Maybe I’ll sprout wings and fly. Time will tell.”
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GuruZac Avatar
7 months ago
Will be timeframe I’ll replace my M1 12.9 iPad Pro. ?
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TheYayAreaLiving ? Avatar
7 months ago
So, we can speculate new iPhones and iPads could from South Korea and not China?
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