Next-gen iPhone and iPad may include OLED displays supplied by Samsung

Next-gen iPhone and iPad may include OLED displays supplied by Samsung
We've already heard rumors that Apple may toy with OLED display technology with next year's fleet of mobile devices. Where the company has stuck with LCD panels with the iPhone and iPad since their respective inceptions, the new Apple Watch wearable takes advantage of OLED tech, with LG said to be the sole provider of this feature. As per new murmurings out of South Korea, Apple could be planing to draft in the services of Samsung to produce displays for Apple Watch's sequel. Naturally, the same report speculates that OLED's influence may then branch out to the displays of the iPhone and iPad. 

Despite their immense rivalry in the mobile business -- one that has frequently escalated into battles in court houses of the Supreme variety -- Samsung and Apple rely on one another significantly. In particular, Samsung has supplied numerous components of Apple's most famous products. In an ideal world, one suspects that Apple would prefer not to have such dealings with what is arguably its fiercest competitor in the business. But it's a two-way street, since Samsung makes a lot of cash by providing Apple with the hardware. This behind-the-scenes bond could continue to blossom through next year, if the ETNews coverage is anything to go by.

The iPhone and iPad offer LCD panels amid the sea of OLED panels that currently flood the market. Apple is said to be testing the latter, with a view to utilizing the technology with its next-generation products. No decision has apparently been made as yet, and since it's unlikely that Apple will start sounding off before the release of these products, we'll have to hope that this info is soon substantiated by more details.

source: ETNews (translated) via SamMobile

(please note: image used is just a concept design)

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105 Comments

107. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Apple won't go for the best display tech when they can buy cheap bargain bin low res LCD panels, calibrate them, put a cheap lens filter film to reduce reflections, and have the sheep say it's the best display and give it a 10/10. No point, it would only eat into their profit margins.

109. discharge unregistered

Taters you made me laugh!! But your post is so true!!! Apple won't spend extra, just charge extra!!! .... Greedy bastards!!!

97. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

Let's hope so!!

102. discharge unregistered

Don't think so won't happen don't count your chickens before they hatch

93. Loubielou

Posts: 603; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Samsung should make Apple struggle not help them all the time, as there latest phones by Samsung are just copying the iPhones, Samsung phone were a lot better offering the functions Apple never offered, just hope the future Galaxy S7 from Samsung can bring back there Best selling options again, to make more popular with Galaxy phone users not Apple users

87. Boybawang

Posts: 205; Member since: Jun 02, 2013

And The burn-in effect of OLEDs will become well known.

86. hanabi

Posts: 177; Member since: Oct 08, 2015

I think LG/Samsung will only provide displays without Sharp which I heard is almost bankrupt

73. vliang86

Posts: 337; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

iPhone 7's marketing headline: "The best screen we ever made!" Apple Fans: Drool.... Android Fans: We have that for years!

64. Ahovking

Posts: 711; Member since: Feb 03, 2015

Knowing Samsung, they will probably give OLED displays free (dramatically lowered price...Basicly free) to Apple just like what they did with the A9 chip xD

68. discharge unregistered

I hope not!! Apple will find a reason to sue again???

92. iushnt

Posts: 3189; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

Ohh I didn't knew Samsung still had to help Apple financially despite of those huge profits of Apple..

57. Fire5

Posts: 315; Member since: Feb 13, 2015

For I want more mp camera 8mp if you only have ?? Introduced 12 mp Apple fanboy love, that I want my iPhone is larger if 4 inches is enough ?? Apple Introduced 4.7, 5.5 inches fanboy loves him, wants to use my iPhone 4k video? Introduced Apple fanboy loves 4k video, Lol will read the future. Apple introduces multi Window and AMOLED screen

41. discharge unregistered

That photo looks like a HTC with a Apple logo lol, did Apple and HTC hookup?? Ehhhh both are gross Sammy all the way, don't do it Sammy

51. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

heck yeah!

25. wils0n

Posts: 2; Member since: Oct 27, 2015

Apple work with Sharp displays maybe the iPhone 7 is going to have a IGZO display

15. JMartin22

Posts: 2426; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

One limitation I hope they circumvent to a better extent is power efficiency with high average picture level (the amount of white content on the screen) and the longevity of the display. I hate seeing burn in when there's constantly a display brightness differentiate on certain parts of the screen, since OLEDs produce their own light and degrade at different rates per pixel. That's one of the few aspects I still appreciate about Apple's IPS LCDs. Would not want a display with lower brightness output or shoddy whites to get around these current limitations.

91. iushnt

Posts: 3189; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

I don't think that's any issue now. My old Infuse 4G screen still works like a charm since 4.5 years. And I am sure the latest amoled display lasts longer than the device itself.

12. Michael.Parker

Posts: 273; Member since: Aug 22, 2015

People keep saying OLED screen burn isn't much of an issue now but as a heavy user the burn in is incredibly bad on my S5 and that's one thing making me consider an IPS screen on my next phone.

24. Awalker

Posts: 1988; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

I had the S3 and S4 and didn't have any burn-in issues. I've been using the Nexus 6 for a couple of months now and no burn-in issues yet.

27. roldefol

Posts: 4745; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

AMOLED burn-in is as YMMV as any issue. I have some burn-in on my Droid from the status bar after two years, but it doesn't bother me. People deny that it exists at all in recent AMOLED panels, and that's simply not true. It just takes a lot of static screen-on time for it to happen.

31. nepalisherpa

Posts: 338; Member since: Jul 17, 2015

I haven't had any issues on my Note 4.

90. iushnt

Posts: 3189; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

I haven't had seen any issues on my family's Tab S, S5, S6 Edge, S6 Edge plus and one old Infuse 4g (using since 2011). Is it that it's happening and I don't know. But I haven't seen anything funny going on the screen.

10. darkkjedii

Posts: 31805; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Bring on the 7, I don't care who supplies the innards. Announce it, and I'll be picking up 2. Bring the iPad's multi tasking features, and hopefully 256 gigs.

16. TechNeck

Posts: 658; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

They should also ditch the 16GB base if they're going to do 256GB

29. roldefol

Posts: 4745; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

They should ditch the 16GB base, period. That is unacceptable in a $650 (or $750 for the Plus) device.

37. TSMan2

Posts: 363; Member since: Aug 20, 2015

You mean Samsung's multi tasking features? Right? Then Samsung SoC? Samsung's fast memory? Samsung battery, fast charging and Ulta Saving mode? Knox? And so on.... Is it so hard to leave one lame OS(ios) that you have used to, and switch to proper one??? Or you just have so many iOS apps that you have been ripped off?

46. darkkjedii

Posts: 31805; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Refer to the "I don't care who" part of my post, then get lost. Everything you mentioned is on my Note 5. Life's better, when you don't limit yourself like a dumb ass fanboy. Now rip that off.

50. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

here i catch you darkkjedii ! you told me last time: "you sound like a fool, go and post somewhere else. I do not do trolling", huh? but now, i see you doing more than trolling: bashing and rude language ("dumb ass fanboy")! well that quote in brackets could also refer to your lure in Apple's stuffs. *cough*

54. darkkjedii

Posts: 31805; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

See post 46 focus on "yourself like a dumb ass fanboy". Drop the "a", put "dumb ass fanboy" at the beginning, and move "like" before "yourself", then get lost. Also, when referring to yourself, the "i" is capital.

67. discharge unregistered

Your ghetto Ebonics don't belong here, you a supposed grammar teacher?? Don't think so, gee darrk get some anger management classes as well as grammar too!!

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