1. netnative's Avatar
    Is anyone concerned with the possibility of getting an AMOLED panel manufactured by LG rather than Samsung? Is there a way to know which AMOLED panel your iPhone XS Max got?
    09-16-2018 05:09 PM
  2. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    If I were ordering an iPhone XS, it wouldn't bother me at all as long as it worked properly.
    imwjl likes this.
    09-16-2018 05:15 PM
  3. Craig's Avatar
    ~~ no ~~
    09-16-2018 05:36 PM
  4. Tartarus's Avatar
    I thought all 2018 devices come with LG screens anyway.
    DMP89145 likes this.
    09-16-2018 06:08 PM
  5. DMP89145's Avatar
    I thought all 2018 devices come with LG screens anyway.
    That's correct from my understanding. I think there's been some poor wording and misinformation from some of the lazier tech journalists around. I

    can't imagine Apple ever splitting suppliers for the same device. Not to mention the logistic headaches and QC issues with doing something like that.
    09-16-2018 06:28 PM
  6. Da-big Diesel's Avatar
    From what I have read, they are saying LG just passed the test so those who pre ordered might not get LG screens. They have not even started to make them as yet. They will start probably month end.
    09-16-2018 06:41 PM
  7. Mr Segundus's Avatar
    The P-OLED displays in the Pixel 2 XLs last year were manufactured by LG and they looked like crap. Hopefully LG makes better AMOLED displays.
    09-16-2018 06:52 PM
  8. Da-big Diesel's Avatar
    LG makes the screen but they dont do calibration. Google did the calibration. Same as when samsung making the screens and apple calibrating it. That wasnt LG'S FAULT
    09-16-2018 06:54 PM
  9. briareos4's Avatar
    The way the articles read, it seems like LG only recently passed Apple’s tests and just got approved. Articles say LG is just now getting their factories ready. So I’m guessing all the initial builds will be Samsung AMOLEDs and perhaps LG will pickup on later mfg runs. In either case, I wouldn’t worry where my display came from. I’ll trust Apple to not release wide variances in quality.
    DMP89145 likes this.
    09-16-2018 06:59 PM
  10. TripleOne's Avatar
    It should be okay. Apple wouldn’t have went with LG if the quality did not meet their expectations. I’m sure they’ve done many tests too.
    Tartarus, DMP89145 and BenitoC like this.
    09-16-2018 07:03 PM
  11. gabbott's Avatar
    That's correct from my understanding. I think there's been some poor wording and misinformation from some of the lazier tech journalists around. I

    can't imagine Apple ever splitting suppliers for the same device. Not to mention the logistic headaches and QC issues with doing something like that.
    They used two suppliers for the cpu on the 6s (Samsung and TSMC)
    DMP89145 likes this.
    09-16-2018 07:35 PM
  12. DMP89145's Avatar
    From what I have read, they are saying LG just passed the test so those who pre ordered might not get LG screens. They have not even started to make them as yet. They will start probably month end.
    You're right and I stand corrected. I thought the deal was signed (i.e. completed) this summer back in June/July, but the latest reads say otherwise it seems.

    https://www.macrumors.com/2018/07/13...-2018-iphones/

    Regardless, I'm sure Apple won't budge a inch on their QC and the panels will be stellar.
    09-16-2018 07:37 PM
  13. DMP89145's Avatar
    They used two suppliers for the cpu on the 6s (Samsung and TSMC)
    Thank you. I was unaware.

    Question... Is that historically the supply chain is handled? Duplicate or multiple suppliers for a particular part?
    09-16-2018 07:39 PM
  14. Raptor007's Avatar
    Given how stringent Apple can be on their build quality, I doubt they would have added LG into the mix if they couldn't deliver on the product, quality and quantity. The question is did one get the XS and the other get the XS Max and if so who got which.
    09-16-2018 08:05 PM
  15. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    Sometimes being in the know on these things isn’t a positive. No need to overthink things like this.
    luvesuga and Raptor007 like this.
    09-19-2018 01:17 AM
  16. MooMooPrincess's Avatar
    Sometimes being in the know on these things isn’t a positive. No need to overthink things like this.
    I wish I wasn't in the know, after 8 2xl's 3 of which the screen separated or died in less than a few weeks still concerns me.







    The 7/7+ jet black had casing issues and red iPhone having numerous random issues and the red peeling/flaking like crazy. Yellowgate every year and bendgate, etc. So I could see them using LG's screens and even the crappy ones. Not like they won't exchange your device if you get a bad screen.
    09-19-2018 03:03 AM
  17. C6TX6's Avatar
    My X has nearly perfect uniformity and tone. Not concerned about the new ones. Apple usually does this right.
    In the past with SEC, I've seen lots of screen QC issues. They have gotten better as well especially with the S9+ and Note 9 this year. True tone on an AMOLED display is amazing. Those of you upgrading from LCD devices are in for a treat.
    tmadsen likes this.
    09-19-2018 05:52 AM
  18. Raptor007's Avatar
    Once the phones arrive iFixit will likely offer up a teardown and we will know who made their display. My guess would be they opted for one manufacturer for each display so they can manage QC issues should they arise.
    09-19-2018 08:46 AM

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