Samsung may become Apple’s chief supplier of flexible OLED displays for future iPhones
posted by Daniel P. / Jan 14, 2016, 7:09 AM
Apple has been rumored to switch to OLED technology for a while, though a reputed analyst cautioned this won't happen with the iPhone 7, but will likely arrive with the eventual iPhone 8 at the earliest. Back in the fall we heard that Samsung is in talks with Apple on being a major supplier of AMOLED screens for the next iPhones, and that latest rumor now indicates this may already be a done deal.
Still, Apple seems to be hedging its bets when it comes to OLED display procurement, as it was also reported to probe Japan Display and AUO as alternative suppliers, while LG is already selling it the flexible screen on the Apple Watch. We asked you last year if you would like to see AMOLED displays in future iPhones, and more than 60% of the respondents said yes, while 25% didn't care, as long as it works. Moreover, this type of display technology is getting on par with LCDs in terms of costs, so the future seems to be bright for the OLED crowd.
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Apple don't have a choice
posted on Jan 14, 2016, 7:19 AM 8
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They have a choice. http://www.phonearena.com/news
And there's lg as well.
posted on Jan 14, 2016, 7:27 AM 0
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samsung will provide old OLED displays to iphone form old Samsung phones, since iphones use 750p, i think galaxy s1 was same resolution, but i am not so sure :D
posted on Jan 14, 2016, 9:58 AM 2
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This only proves one more point that Samsung is ahead of the industry when it comes to hardware tech. I always ask myself how a note 5 running iOS would feel like. The hardware is top notch, not that I have anything against android but I feel the platform doesn't do the company much justice. Just my opinion.
posted on Jan 14, 2016, 7:28 AM 5
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This a thousand times. Samsung have always had great hardware (other than a period of really cheap feeling devices) but has always been hampered by Android. If only we could put iOS on a Galaxy S6 that would be brilliant.
posted on Jan 14, 2016, 9:55 AM 0
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Without Samsung there wouldn't be an iphone. The only thing apple have with there iphones is a good marketing team, hence the sales and the amount of people who are brainwashed. Samsung will always be top and innovative. End off
posted on Jan 14, 2016, 10:28 AM 1
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I like to make 2 points: 1- Isheeps have been calling flexible MOLED displays a gimmick, since it was introduced by Samsung. They will call it revolutionary technology if Apple would use it in future iToys. 2- Apple will use this technology, but rename it to iBent Display and call it revolutionary display. I am really sick of these people and this corrupted company.
posted on Jan 14, 2016, 12:23 PM 2
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In oled tech, lg >>>samsung>>>>who cares. I hope lg becomes major supply coz samsung is good at being no.2 rather than no.1 which is pretty good since they are no.2 in every asepct of tech at least
posted on Jan 14, 2016, 6:49 PM 1
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