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Apple Asks LG Display for Urgent Supply of LCD Panels to Meet iPad Demand

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Apple Asks LG Display for Urgent Supply of LCD Panels to Meet iPad Demand

Apple has asked LG Display to urgently supply LCD panels for iPads, following a surge in orders for tablet PCs and laptop monitors in the wake of the global health crisis, reports Business Korea.

Apple has recently asked LG Display to supply LCD panels for the iPad fast. LG Display is expected to start supplying them as early as June by operating the production lines at full throttle.

The report claims that LG will operate its product lines at full capacity to deliver the iPad LCD panels as early as June. Apple had originally cut orders following expectations of reduced demand during the global health crisis.

Apple Asks LG Display for Urgent Supply of LCD Panels

Apple’s request is unusual given that suppliers are typically given at least three months advance notice so they can source raw materials and manufacture products.

However, “Since BOE of China and Sharp of Japan are also major suppliers of panels for the Apple iPad, LG Display needs to respond quickly to Apple’s request not to lose the order to its rivals,” an industry insider told the paper.

LG has also been tasked by Apple to supply 6.1-inch display panels for the upcoming “iPhone 12” lineup. On Wednesday, a separate report indicated that LG was slated to manufacture up to 20 million OLED displays for Apple’s 2020 flagship iPhones.

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