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LG rolling out AirPlay 2 and HomeKit support for its 2018 Smart TVs

As reported in September, LG finally made the Apple TV app available for its 2018 OLED Smart TVs as the app was previously only available for the 2019 and 2020 LG OLED TV models. However, features like AirPlay 2 and HomeKit remained unavailable as the company promised the official release for later this year — which is now finally happening.

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LG gets orders for 20M OLED iPhone screens this year, ending Samsung monopoly

OLED iPhone screens to be made by LG as well as Samsung

While Samsung has so far had the exclusive contract for flagship OLED iPhone screens, we learned last November that this is set to change – with LG coming on board as a second supplier for the iPhone 12 lineup. LG currently only makes displays for iPhones with LCD screens, along with a small number of OLED ones for older models.

A new report out of Korea claims to have more details and says that LG has received orders for up to 20M OLED screens for this year’s iPhones, with Samsung picking up the remaining 55M orders. If correct, the orders also give some insight into Apple’s expectations for one of the four models expected …



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LG launches Apple TV app for its 2019 TVs ahead of 2018 models later this year

LG Apple TV app 2019 models

LG gave an update last month before CES about the Apple TV app arriving this year on its recent TVs. While we learned that the 2020 models would include Apple’s TV app when they launch, LG didn’t share a date for when the 2018 and 2019 models will gain support except for “this year.” This evening LG has announced that the Apple TV app is rolling out now to compatible 2019 models in over 80 countries.



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All three 2020 iPhones may be OLED, but ‘two models will have better displays’

All three 2020 iPhones to have OLED but not the same

All three 2020 iPhones are expected to have OLED screens, but that doesn’t mean they will all be equally good. The two flagship models are reportedly getting more advanced display tech which will result in thinner screens.

The supply-chain report says that Samsung will make the screens for the successors to the iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max…



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LG rolling out HomeKit and AirPlay 2 support with update for select 2019 TVs, more to come this fall

AirPlay 2 TV policies can really hurt a brand

After initially slating a July 25 date to enable HomeKit and AirPlay 2 support for some of its 2019 TVs, LG has officially started rolling out software updates for its OLED and NanoCell 4K UHD TVs with ThinQ AI. While the company’s UK press team said last week that 2018 and earlier LG TVs would also be gaining the Apple integration, LG has since said that it has no plans to offer the updates beyond the 2019 models.



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LG might not limit HomeKit and AirPlay 2 support to 2019 TVs after all [U]

AirPlay 2 TV policies can really hurt a brand

Update: In a statement to 9to5Mac, LG refutes claims made by its UK PR team:

LG cannot guarantee that TV models prior to 2019 will be able to deliver a seamless user experience. Therefore, while this may be a possibility in the future, at the moment, LG has no plans to update its pre-2019 TVs with Airplay2 or Homekit.

Earlier this week, LG announced that it would start rolling out HomeKit and AirPlay 2 to eligible TVs this month. Now, new details have emerged that suggest those updates won’t be solely limited to 2019 TVs after all.



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LG bringing AirPlay 2 and HomeKit support with Siri and Home app functionality to its TVs this year

Samsung was the first manufacturer to announce AirPlay 2 and HomeKit support coming to its TVs yesterday. Since then Vizio also shared that built-in support for Apple’s ecosystem will be arriving with its SmartCast TVs this year. Now, LG has confirmed its plans to integrate AirPlay 2 and HomeKit with its televisions at CES 2019.



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Latest report suggests LG will supply 3-5M OLED screens for this year’s iPhones

The latest report on Apple’s efforts to secure a second supplier of OLED screens for this year’s iPhones suggests that it may give 3-5 million orders to LG. This is a little higher than the 2-4M suggested in an earlier Bloomberg report.

The reported order is part of Apple’s long-running efforts to reduce its dependence on Samsung



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Second reports suggests Apple plans to drop LCD in next year’s iPhones

While we’re expecting to see three new iPhone models this year, two with OLED screens and a cheaper model using LCD, a new report says that Apple will transition to an all-OLED line-up next year.

Although this is just an unsourced supply-chain report, there are three reasons to give it at least some degree of credibility …



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