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LG holds off on its plan to sell iPhones in South Korea

Life is not good for LG's iPhone-selling idea. (Source: LG)
Life is not good for LG's iPhone-selling idea. (Source: LG)
LG's choice to leave the Android smartphone market has left empty space on shelves within the OEM's flagship physical stores in its native South Korea. The company had intended to put it to potentially lucrative use by allowing Apple to stock iPhones there instead. However, those plans are now on hold due to backlash from the business community in the country.

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LG has now officially given up on making and selling Android phones going forward, and had intended to try its hand at selling iPhones instead. This possibly counter-intuitive situation has arisen due to gaps in the inventory of this OEM's Best Shops, the OEM's Apple Store analogs located in South Korea.

However, this scheme has now reportedly been put on ice at LG, following backlash from other companies in the same country. Samsung had reportedly made its objections to the 'iPhones at Best Shops' plan, mainly as its Galaxy-series devices have heretofore never been stocked there either. However, the opposition that has resulted in LG's decision to halt its new mobile device revenue-spinner has come from different sources.

They consist of "small to medium" retailers in the same space, which might indeed stand to lose out should a giant such as LG suddenly muscle into the South Korean iPhone retail market. In addition, the country's government's sentiments may also be against the OEM's plan for its Best Shops for similar reasons, as are those of the public. Therefore, the OEM has now reportedly been discouraged from moving ahead with the idea at present.

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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2021-07-11 (Update: 2021-07-11)