lg Stories September 6

We’ve already had one recent OLED iPad screen report speculating on the type of display Apple will use, and today we get another.

This one suggests that the OLED iPad will adopt an advanced new twin-layer design, and Apple display suppliers Samsung and LG are both said to be making plans to produce the new panels …

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lg Stories May 20

The problems faced by tertiary Apple display supplier BOE appear to have gone from bad to worse, according to a new report. The company is now in danger of losing all orders for the iPhone 14.

Too many of the company’s displays were failing to pass quality control checks, and BOE reportedly tried to solve this by quietly changing the specs – without telling Apple …

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lg Stories April 7

Evidence for the launch of OLED iPads in 2024 appears to be growing, as a new supply chain report says that three Apple display providers are gearing up for production.

There have so far been conflicting reports about whether Apple even plans to make iPads with OLED screens, with further disputes about when it might happen, but we do appear to be getting a more coherent picture of late …

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lg Stories March 18

LG’s display division is working on being ready to compete for OLED MacBook orders sometime around 2025, says a new supply-chain report today. It follows an earlier report that the company is also prepping for OLED iPad displays, which are expected to launch around a year earlier.

There have been numerous reports of Apple working on introducing OLED MacBooks at some point, but there’s as of yet no clarity on when they might launch

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lg Stories February 8

OLED iPad rumors have been inconsistent to say the least, with commenters not even able to agree on whether Apple will make the switch, let alone when. But a new supply-chain report says that Apple display supplier LG is engaged in specific preparation for OLED iPad production.

At one time, it was reported that Apple was switching to OLED screens for the iPad Air 5, which is expected to launch at an event in March or April, but we’re now expecting the screen tech to make its iPad debut considerably later …

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lg Stories December 29, 2021

LG on Wednesday unveiled a new generation of its OLED panels called “OLED EX,” which comes to increase brightness by up to 30% and thus compete with Mini-LED technology. The new panel also offers improved color accuracy and is thinner than regular OLED displays.

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lg Stories December 17, 2021

There aren’t too many Pro Display XDR competitors at present, but LG has offered one of the few – and is about to add another …

The top end of the pro monitor market comprises reference monitors costing tens of thousands of dollars. Alongside these, Apple’s Pro Display XDR looks comparatively affordable at $5k, and only a handful of other companies compete in this middle ground …

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lg Stories November 19, 2021

Samsung’s iPhone display business is under growing threat from Chinese competitor BOE, which is gearing up to match the production of the Korean supplier …

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lg Stories November 2, 2021

LG Smart TV owners will shortly be able to get a three-month free trial of Apple TV+. Apple and LG are making the free trial available to those who bought compatible TVs as long ago as 2016 …

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lg Stories July 20, 2021

A few months ago, LG quit the smartphones market. Now, a new report by the local Herald Economic Daily says the South Korean company is readying an agreement with Apple to start selling iPhones in its 400 LG stores in the country. This is the second time this partnership has been reported.

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lg Stories June 30, 2021

Apple rolls out trade-in program for LG phones in the US with up to $180 gift card

When LG announced it was shutting down its smartphone business, Samsung and Apple ran to conquer its market share in South Korea. Now, the Cupertino company is rolling out its trade-in program for LG phones in the US as well.

lg Stories June 17, 2021

LG Best Shops will soon stop selling LG smartphones as the company exits the mobile market, and is now reported to be negotiating a switch to selling iPhones.

The deal for the chain of 400 LG-branded stores is expected to extend to the sale of iPads and the Apple Watch, but will specifically exclude Macs …

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lg Stories April 7, 2021

LG launches 2021 soundbar lineup with AirPlay 2 and Siri support

After quitting the smartphone market, LG keeps expanding its home entertainment business with the 2021 soundbar lineup. This year, LG is betting on Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, AirPlay 2, and Siri support.

lg Stories January 20, 2021

LG Display has ceased making LCD iPhone screens, and abandoned hopes of doing so in the future, according to a supply-chain report. Separately, the company has stated that it may cease making its own smartphones.

LG has a long but somewhat troubled history in making iPhone screens …

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lg Stories December 28, 2020

As reported in September, LG finally made the Apple TV app available for its 2018 OLED Smart TVs as the app was previously only available for the 2019 and 2020 LG OLED TV models. However, features like AirPlay 2 and HomeKit remained unavailable as the company promised the official release for later this year — which is now finally happening.

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lg Stories June 1, 2020

A new supply-chain report backs suggestions of an iPhone 12 launch in October rather than the usual September timeframe.

Previous reports said that Apple bans on staff traveling to China earlier in the year means there have been delays to two phases of tests needed before mass-production can begin …

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lg Stories May 27, 2020

While Samsung has so far had the exclusive contract for flagship OLED iPhone screens, we learned last November that this is set to change – with LG coming on board as a second supplier for the iPhone 12 lineup. LG currently only makes displays for iPhones with LCD screens, along with a small number of OLED ones for older models.

A new report out of Korea claims to have more details and says that LG has received orders for up to 20M OLED screens for this year’s iPhones, with Samsung picking up the remaining 55M orders. If correct, the orders also give some insight into Apple’s expectations for one of the four models expected …

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lg Stories February 4, 2020

Major Apple suppliers say that they currently plan to resume production in China on February 10.

Most large Chinese companies have extended the Chinese new year holiday in order to limit the spread of the coronavirus. February 10 is the government’s target date to re-open factories and re-start production…

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lg Stories February 3, 2020

LG gave an update last month before CES about the Apple TV app arriving this year on its recent TVs. While we learned that the 2020 models would include Apple’s TV app when they launch, LG didn’t share a date for when the 2018 and 2019 models will gain support except for “this year.” This evening LG has announced that the Apple TV app is rolling out now to compatible 2019 models in over 80 countries.

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lg Stories January 2, 2020

Ahead of CES officially kicking off next week, LG has announced its 2020 lineup of 8K TVs. In total, LG has announced eight new options ranging from 65-inches to 88-inches, all with support for AirPlay 2 and HomeKit integration.

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lg Stories November 27, 2019

All three 2020 iPhones are expected to have OLED screens, but that doesn’t mean they will all be equally good. The two flagship models are reportedly getting more advanced display tech which will result in thinner screens.

The supply-chain report says that Samsung will make the screens for the successors to the iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max…

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lg Stories August 20, 2019

LG Innotek has ramped up production of the triple-lens cameras for this year’s flagship iPhones, according to a supply-chain report.

The company, which is Apple’s primary supplier for camera modules, is said to have quadrupled its headcount over the summer…

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lg Stories July 30, 2019

After initially slating a July 25 date to enable HomeKit and AirPlay 2 support for some of its 2019 TVs, LG has officially started rolling out software updates for its OLED and NanoCell 4K UHD TVs with ThinQ AI. While the company’s UK press team said last week that 2018 and earlier LG TVs would also be gaining the Apple integration, LG has since said that it has no plans to offer the updates beyond the 2019 models.

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lg Stories July 24, 2019

Update: In a statement to 9to5Mac, LG refutes claims made by its UK PR team:

LG cannot guarantee that TV models prior to 2019 will be able to deliver a seamless user experience. Therefore, while this may be a possibility in the future, at the moment, LG has no plans to update its pre-2019 TVs with Airplay2 or Homekit.

Earlier this week, LG announced that it would start rolling out HomeKit and AirPlay 2 to eligible TVs this month. Now, new details have emerged that suggest those updates won’t be solely limited to 2019 TVs after all.

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