This was described as an extra step that most suppliers don't go through for many components but the tech giant might have insisted the Korean supplier go through this step so that a necessary conclusion could be reached. Apple has been trying to make a deal with LG Display as an alternative supplier of OLED screens for this year's iPhones, thereby reducing its dependence on Samsung, but according to people familiar with the matter, manufacturing problems have caused LG to fall behind schedule.
A few months Apple is in search of a company that can supply quality OLED displays. But the latest reports suggest LG won't be ready in time to hit Apple's mass production deadline of July. Apple likes to have multiple suppliers for each component because not only does it remove risk from the supply chain, it also allows the company to secure lower prices. This year, Apple will reportedly have three iPhones to launch in September, two of which will have OLED displays.
Such is the predicament Apple now finds itself in with regard to OLED screen production.
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True enough, it is not as if the list is expansive, even though it does include the likes of Denny Neagle and Jeff Weaver. Jake Arrieta allowed just one hit and fanned 10 in seven dominant innings as host Philadelphia blanked Pittsburgh.
As popular and critically successful as the iPhone X has been, its OLED display is one of the main reasons that its price is so steep. Apparently there are ongoing manufacturing problems at LG for these smaller OLED screens. Tokyo-based consultancy Fomalhaut Techno Solutions claims that Samsung's OLED display likely accounts for $97 of the $376 that it costs to build an iPhone X, which pushes the price up for consumers.
Do you believe that because of this, Apple will be forced to charge an even higher premium from its customers?