A new report from ITHome says LG Display, which is expected to become an important part of Apple’s supply chain, is planning on doubling its OLED display production capacity to accommodate Apple’s plans to include OLED technology in more devices in the future.
The report says LG Display is investing in additional equipment to double its small OLED display panels output from 30,000 per month to 60,000. While LG Display refused to confirm the plan, the report cited a source that told them the increased capacity will almost be entirely used for OLED displays meant for Apple devices.
Apple currently uses OLED display panels in its high-end iPhone models, while lower-end iPhones continue to use LCD display panels, due to their lower cost.
In addition to LCD and OLED displays, Apple also offers a device that uses mini-LED display technology. The Cupertino firm’s 12.9-inch iPad Pro uses mini-LED displays, and the upcoming redesigned 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros are expected to use mini-LED displays.
Apple is also planning to use OLED displays in its iPad lineup, as one report suggests Apple’s fifth-generation iPad Air, expected by some to launch next year and by others to launch in 2023, will include an OLED display.