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Apple's has been selling the LG UltraFine 4K and 5K displays for a while now on, it was launched after the 2016 MacBook Pro models went on sale. And now, according to French blog MacGeneration, LG's unreleased & new UltraFine 5K display was found in the latest macOS Mojave 10.14.4 beta 2.

The hardware identifier of the new one is 0x5b74 instead of 0x5b11 and includes an icon with it, that is the same as the UltraFine 5K that is currently sold. However, because it is a new model, it is likely to be a replacement. The finding was spotted by Pierre Dandumont, a journalist for Duck PC Hardware.
Translated: Hey, there is a new LG screen in the last beta of MacOS. It has the same image as the 5k UltraFine, but not the same reference. (0x5b74 instead of 0X5B11)
Apple and LG have worked together on these monitors when it's launched in 2016, it hasn't updated for 2 years, it's about time for a new one. Plus there is also a rumor claimed that a 34-inch UltraWide display may be available in the future. Hence, if you are preparing to get an LG monitor real soon, thus we recommend you to wait for the new one.

In September of the year, the E6 production line of LG plant was approved by Apple, the company hopes that LG can mass-produce OLED screens. Yet, LG's mass production ramp rate doesn't seems to meet Apple's demand, according to South Korea's ETNews.

After months of testing, deliberation, and failed mass production commitments, LG has finally begun mass production of OLED screens for Apple's new iPhone. LG has finally become the second OLED panel supplier for new iPhones after Samsung, breaking Samsung monopoly situation. However, LG could only produce no more than 400,000 OLED screens this year.

South Korean analysts said that Apple should offer LG's OLED screen with a price of $90, relatively speaking, the cost of Samsung screen is about $100, so analysts believe that only then LG can be included in the Apple's supply chain list as soon as possible. LG is expected to shipping these OLED screen likely next month.

It is unclear what size the panels supplied by LG Display will be, either is 5.8-inch or 6.5-inch sizes. Though the South Korea headquartered company already produced OLED screens for Apple Watches, most of the orders from Apple gets taken by Samsung, one of its biggest rival.

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Apple's upcoming 2018 iPhone models which included a 6.1-inch LCD version that could price between $700-$800. Now, a BusinessKorea report (Via Patently Apple) sheds more light on the low-priced iPhone.

According to the report, the 6.1-inch model may use the same MLCD+ display technology as LG's new G7 ThinQ smartphone. Compared to traditional LCD screen's red, blue, and green three sub-pixel, MLCD+ screens have a fourth white sub-pixel that allows for increased brightness. Another benefit is that it consumes less power.

According to the smartphone industry on May 9, Apple is expected to load its next 6.1-inch iPhone model with an MLCD+ display which LG used in its G7 ThinQ smartphone. The MLCD+ display realizes a bright screen with less power consumption than the IPS LCD display.

LG named the display of the G7 ThinQ “Super Bright Display.” Its color reproduction rate is 100% on the DCI-P3 basis which expresses delicate colors close to nature even on bright screens. At the same brightness, the G7 ThinQ consumes 30% less power compared to the previous G6 model loaded with an LCD display.

The 6.1-inch iPhone will essentially be a lower-priced iPhone X, because the fact of lack an OLED display. Based on this report. Still, it appears like the device could still have a better display than the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. It would eventually led to a super cycle if Apple plans to do so.

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According to Korean publication The Investor, Apple is planning a significant investment in LG Innotek to secure supply of 3D sensing modules for the next-generation iPhone and iPad models expected to launch this year. The 3D sensing modules are the key components of a iPhone X's new TrueDepth camera system.

The upfront payment could be worth as much as around $820.9 million, which LG Innotek would use to build additional facilities for production of 3D sensing and camera modules for mobile devices, the report claims. As for what parts they will produce, the site says LG will be able to assembling the flood illuminator and dot projector.

US tech giant Apple is planning to invest in Korean electric components maker LG Innotek to secure a stable supply of 3-D sensing modules for iPhones and iPads to be launched this year, according to news reports on Jan. 9.

According to multiple rumors, Apple plans to launch a refreshed iPhone X, a larger iPhone X Plus, and a mid-range iPhone each with Face ID later this year. Not only that, the tech giant is also said to release at least one iPad Pro model with Face ID this year, according to Mark Gurman at Bloomberg News.

The investment sure will help Apple avoid the temporary supply chain shortage that it experienced with 3D sensing modules late last year, ensuring availability of the new iPhone X, iPhone X Plus, and iPad Pro is more plentiful. At present, both Apple and LG Innotek didn't comment on this matter.

Via MacRumors, Image Credit The Apple Post

According to a report by The Korea Herald, LG Display will begin supplying OLED panels to Apple's new range of iPhones this year. It states that Samsung will remain the sole supplier of the OLED panels for the smaller model, while LG will supply the panels for the 6.5-inch model.

LG is already a supplier of LCD panels, which is currently used in the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, but Samsung dominates the supply of OLED displays for Apple's flagship iPhone X. Indeed, last week LG revealed in a regulatory filing that it didn't supply any of the OLED panels currently used in the iPhone X.

Apple plans to diversify OLED models this year. Sources said LG Display is likely to produce larger 6.5-inch screens, while Samsung Display will focus more on producing smaller 5.8- or 6-inch screens.

The first shipments will not be large, totaling about 15-16 million screens for the year. Samsung Display, the sole OLED supplier for the current iPhone X, produces more than 10 million screens per month.

However, Reports have been trickling out that in the summer of 2017 Apple was paying LG $2.7B for OLED production lines exclusively dedicated to iPhone screens. LG last month hinted that it was close to signing a deal for these. LG is also said to be planning to mass-produce the panels for Apple at its Gen 6 flexible OLED production line located in Paju, South Korea.

Apple will likely launch the new iPhone X and X Plus around the usual timeframe of September to October, potentially alongside a new 6.1-inch mid-range model with an LCD display. As for iPhone SE, we expected the device to launch in the first half of this year.

Via MacRumors And 9to5Mac, Image Credit

According to The Bell (via The Investor), Apple is working with LG and not Samsung to create an iPhone with a foldable OLED panel. The report suggests that Apple’s rivalry with Samsung concern over leaking may be a deciding factor in choosing suppliers. In addition, LG Innotek also reportedly been tasked with creating a "rigid flexible printed circuit board," called RFPCB.

Apple is considering investing in an LG plant that would produce the flexible OLED displays, which seems likely. LG has shown off several foldable display prototypes over the last two years, including one that folds over like a book and a second that rolls up much like a newspaper. LG's foldable displays use flexible OLED panels and LG has been working to increase durability and yield rate.

According to The Bell on Oct. 11, LG Display recently created a task force to develop a foldable OLED screen for the new iPhone model, while its parts-making sister firm LG Innotek has also setup a team dedicated to developing the rigid flexible printed circuit board, more widely called RFPCB.

The report notes that Samsung may introduce its first smartphone to use the technology as soon as next year while Apple doesn’t expect to bring the technology into production through LG until 2020 which may mean a 2021 launch. So it's not surprised that the company is working on adding LG to the mix in an effort to increase production of foldable OLED panels

Currently, Samsung is sole supplier of the OLED displays for the iPhone X, the Korean company also expected to supply OLED panels for Apple's 2018 iPhones, and LG recently started OLED production for phones at a factory in China and has plans to begin supplying Apple with panels as early as 2019. Rumors suggesting an all-OLED lineup with two OLED devices in 5.85 and 6.46-inch sizes.

Via 9to5Mac And MacRumors, Image Via iDropNews And Pocketnow
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