Rumors: iPhone release in 2018 will receive a Samsung OLED-display

Despite all the advantages of OLED-Display Apple is still used in the iPhone and iPad LCDs. However, in the near future the situation may change, especially as the "smart" watch Apple Watch already equipped with panels based on organic light-emitting diodes.



According to the Korean edition KoreaTimes citing a representative of Samsung, the company held talks with Apple to supply OLED-screens for devices running iOS. It is noted that the discussion of the transaction is in the final stages, and the companies are close to signing an agreement.

«Samsung Display the recently resumed talks with Apple to supply small OLED-displays for the new iPhone, which will be released in the coming years. In my opinion, this should happen in 2018 - said a top manager of Samsung. - OLED-displays Samsung Display production are still used in all flagship smartphone Galaxy ... But the demand for phone numbers will remain weak due to the trend in the mobile industry. Samsung Display and need long-term contracts with new and reliable key partners for the supply of OLED-panel. "

If Samsung Display has received orders for the production of OLED-Display for iPhone, then this production is likely to be carried out in factories in South Korea L5. According to the company, this will help to diversify your portfolio and customer base, reduce dependence on demand for smartphones families Galaxy. At the same time, the current market situation does not guarantee that Apple refuses to use LCD. And the decision kupertinovtsy is dictated primarily by economic expediency of such a move.


urrently, Samsung is the only supplier of OLED-displays for Apple Watch, while rivals LG Display, Japan Display, Sharp and share the contracts for the production of LCD-panels for smartphones and tablets Apple. Production of large-size OLED-production requires more industrial resources and the cost of these screens is higher than the LCD panels.

Earlier, an analyst at KGI Securities Ming-Chi Kuo made a forecast that the company from Cupertino will ignore the use of AMOLED-display phones, at least until 2018.


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