LG will provide OLED displays for the upcoming Apple iPad. The release date is set for 2024 at the earliest.
The brands that work with Apple aren’t always the ones you think they are. If TSMC or even Foxconn are known above all as companies that are part of Apple’s production and supply chain, other big names in technology also have a favorite in Apple’s hardware manufacturing.
This is especially the case for LG, the South Korean company known to the general public for its stunning screen TVs, but the Seoul company is also the origin of the screens of some iPhones, but also Apple’s tablets. And this contract with Cupertino’s iPads could become even more substantial in the coming years.
In fact, according to the latest report from ETNews, Apple and LG have strengthened their partnership ties and a new agreement has been reached between the two companies. In the latter terms, we learned that LG is responsible for a large batch of OLED displays for iPads in 2024.
LG will make iPad screens in the future
Information that fits well with the rumors we already had about the future of Apple tablets. In fact, according to several sources, Apple should put OLED on its tablets during 2023, certainly on the iPad Pro at first, and then in 2024 it is possible to imagine an iPad Air, or even iPad Minis with an OLED screen.
So LG will be responsible for producing these screens. A somewhat logical announcement when you look at the choices LG has made in recent months. In fact, at the beginning of last year, the brand decided to withdraw from the production of LCD monitors. Since then, South Korean whistleblowers have announced that the Paju production site has changed a lot, which will be ready to accommodate and mass-produce OLED screens.
A gamble for LG?
According to analyzes published in this manufacturer, the production capacities of OLED screens could double by 2024. So it seems that LG is trying a real gamble, and the brand is betting on everything on the next tablets from Apple. It should also be noted that the production of OLED screens for tablets should not be a very big technical challenge for LG, which is already an expert in manufacturing this type of screen, and the tablet format is less demanding than smartphones.
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