WSJ: Apple expects to sell more LCD iPhones than OLED

|About: Apple Inc. (AAPL)|By:, SA News Editor

Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) expects to sell more of this year’s iPhones that have LCD screens than the OLED models, according to WSJ sources.

The fall lineup is expected to include two OLED models and one LCD model.

Supply chain sources say Apple plans to use LCD screens next year as well due to the lower cost and customers balking at the premium price of the iPhone X.

The OLED displays in iPhones cost about $100 while LCDs cost about $40, according to IHS Markit data.

Samsung (OTC:SSNNF, OTC:SSNLF) was the main supplier of the iPhone X’s OLED screen, and its production yield hasn’t yet surpassed LCDs. LG Display (NYSE:LPL) is likely to supply some of the upcoming OLED screens, but the company has also had yield issues. 

LG Display shares are down 5.3% premarket to $9.73. 

Apple shares are down 0.4% to $190.11. 

Subscribe for full text news in your inbox