LG is reportedly working on flexible displays for Apple, but don’t expect them any time soon, according to new sources.
For the first time in recent memory, it has emerged that LG might be a significant provider of foldable displays for Apple’s future products.
Apple and LG are working together to build a flexible OLED panel utilising ultra-thin glass (UTG) instead of polyimide, according to Korean supply chain industry sources. The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold is the only large-screen display to employ UTG so far: Samsung’s Z Fold and Z Flip products.
Ming-Chi Kuo, a well-known Apple insider, has previously stated that an OLED iPad is possible before an OLED MacBook, and the early phases of this rumour align with the expected debut date of Apple’s OLED gadgets in 2024 or 2025.
Currently, Apple is the only laptop manufacturer that does not provide a model with an OLED display. It makes sense for Apple to hold off on switching to OLED until they can fold it, given its present reliance on mini-LED in its iPads and MacBooks.
As always, these are simply rumours and speculation, and should be taken with a heavy grain of salt.
Analysis suggests that Apple will be fashionably late compared to the rest of the industry.
The fact that Apple isn’t always the first to incorporate cutting-edge features and technology is well known. Before a new iPhone, iPad, MacBook, etc. is released, Cupertino waits until it can polish a feature to the point of near-perfection. There will be no exceptions to this plan, including foldables and OLEDs.
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