It’s been a long time since we’re hearing about Apple planning to move away from its LCD display technology. However, after all these years, it is yet to see the light of the day. Now according to a latest report, Apple could tap Samsung to manufacture and supply OLED displays for iPhone 8, which is expected to release sometime in 2018. Also Read - PUBG New State receives over 17 million pre-registrations as closed alpha testing ends
The report from Korea Times citing a high-ranking executive from Samsung Display claims that the future iPhones are more likely to come equipped with Samsung’s OLED displays. “Samsung Display has recently renewed talks with Apple to supply its small-sized OLED displays for the next iPhones to be released in a few years, which I believe is around 2018,” the executive said. Also Read - iPhone selling in LG stores? Apple is apparently in talks for a new deal
According to the executive, this strategic plan could help to diversify Samsung’s client base and display portfolio, which at present, is only limited to Samsung Electronics. He further added saying, “Samsung Display-manufactured OLED displays have so far been used in all Galaxy flagship smartphones… But demand for handsets will remain weak as time goes by because the handset industry will be reshaped further… Samsung Display needs to have a long-term contract with new and trustworthy major customers for OLED displays.” Also Read - Apple CEO Tim Cook claims iOS is more secure than Android
Samsung has already been making chipsets for Apple and with OLED panels for smartphones it could be next step towards ensuring the company’s stable expansion. However, there’s a flipside too. LCD displays are cheaper and easy to manufacture too. At the moment, iPhone displays are manufactured by LG.