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Apple likely to continue its reliance on Korean-made displays for the foreseeable future

South Korea's telecommunications regulator says that Apple and Alphabet’s Google have abused their dominant app market position and warned of possible fines totaling up to US$50.5 million.

Apple will likely continue its reliance on Korean-made displays, although it has been making a “sweeping effort” to develop its own components for more direct control over its designs, according to The Korean Herald.

According to a report released by the Institute for Information & Communications Technology Promotion, the tech giant is expanding its use of in-house components such as chips and displays in its flagship iPhones as part of a strategy to maintain its dominance in the market. The IITP said that Apple has emerged as a new player in the display market when seen from a long-term perspective. 

However, it will continue to source at least 60% of its components from Korean display manufacturers such as Samsung Display and LG Display for the next several years, according to The Korean Herald.

Apple is reportedly planning to start using its own in-house microLED displays on its smartwatches as early as the end of next year. The IITP believes that it may take some time for Apple to completely commercialize its self-made display technology. 

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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.