When it comes to display suppliers, Apple works with several companies at the same time to ensure that there are enough units, and also as a backup in case one company runs into issues. LG is one of the companies that Apple has been working with over the years, so it doesn’t come as a surprise to learn that both companies could be working together again for the rumored foldable iPhone.
This is according to a report from DigiTimes (paywall) in which they claim that Apple is expected to tap LG for the production of the foldable displays that would be used in the foldable iPhone. For those unfamiliar, there have been rumors suggesting that Apple could be getting into the foldable smartphone market.
The most recent rumor we’ve heard is that this device is expected to arrive in 2023, which if true means that Apple could be somewhat late to the market given that Samsung has been flooding the market with its foldable phones since 2020. However, we suppose it’s better late than never, although the jury is still out on whether or not foldable phones will become the new standard of smartphone design.
The rumors have also suggested that Apple could adopt a clamshell design similar to the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip and the Motorola Razr, and that it could also finally introduce support for the Apple Pencil.