In January 2018 it was reported that LG Display is in the final stages of its discussions with Apple, and the Korean OLED maker expects to supply 15-16 million flexible OLEDs to Apple in 2018 (LGD will supply Apple with 6.5" AMOLEDs for its 2018 large iPhone OLED variant).

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The Wall Street Journal now reports that LG Display may not be ready to produce these OLED displays in time for Apple - who may once again rely on Samsung Display to produce all of its OLED iPhone displays in 2018.

LGD is already producing smartphone flexible OLED (pOLED) displays, for example these used in LG's own V30, Google's Pixel 2 XL and Huawei's Mate RS Porsche Design. The first displays were produced at LGD's low-volume E2 line, but the company started to produce at its 6-Gen E5 line.

Reviewers and consumers alike were initially disappointed in LG's AMOLED performance, although it seems that some of these displays performed very well. The new report does not specify if the problem is the low yields at LGD's plants which means it cannot produce enough display, or whether the problem is low display quality (or at least low production consistency).

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