LG will help Apple develop a flexible display for its new smartphone. This is reported by the Taiwanese edition DigiTimes.
Reporters cite industry sources who report that LG Display has partnered with the American company. According to the agreement, engineers from both corporations will create a screen for a foldable iPhone. Information about the partnership between LG and Apple confirms rumors that the American corporation is interested in entering the foldable smartphone market.
Insiders noted that LG will focus on development, but another company may be involved in the supply. Apple is reportedly counting on Samsung, which has previously supplied Tim Cook's company with a large number of flexible screens for testing. Currently, both LG and Samsung are the main suppliers of OLED screens for the iPhone.
In mid-February, Omdia analysts revealed that Apple intends to release its first foldable smartphone within the next few years. The company expects to present the iPhone in a clamshell form factor with a diagonal of about 6.7 inches. Bloomberg sources previously reported that Apple has begun work on a flexible screen smartphone to compete with Samsung in this market segment.