Samsung allegedly in talks with Apple to equip future iPhones with AMOLED displays


Recently, a reputed Apple analysts hinted that the team from Cupertino may be exploring using OLED panels in future iPhones, yet the next two generations will still be squeezing out the last drops of LCD technology progress, before Apple eventually employs OLED screens. 

The analyst, KGI's Ming-Chi Kuo, said at the time that Apple's LCD suppliers are still investing heavily in improving the technology, which means they aren't prepping for an iPhone-with-OLED switch anytime soon. As if to corroborate the analyst's memo, a Korean publication has cited a display industry exec, speaking on conditions of anonymity, who dropped the following statements: 

There have been recent rumors that Xiaomi, the world's fifth-largest cell phone maker, may become a client for LG's OLED business, and the Nexus 6P uses a Samsung-made Quad HD AMOLED panel, while new phones like the BlackBerry Priv or Motorola Droid Turbo 2 are employing flexible AMOLED displays, so Samsung's and LG's heavy investments in such lines might be starting to pay off. Of course, if Apple enters the fray, OLEDs will be dominating in no time, and their cost will fall down dramatically, or as one fund manager puts it: "LCDs will remain optional, not primary, and I believe groundwork has already started. Apple holds the key to the timing to open an era of OLEDs in a real sense.

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