Quite a few days back, we had told you that soon Apple will make use of OLED displays in the iPhone. Well, a new report today states that the display department of Samsung and LG Display Co Ltd will be making and supplying OLED screens to Apple for its iPhones. The rumor comes from unnamed sources but seems totally believable.
For those who still don’t know, OLED displays are better in terms of picture quality and are also thinner than LCD screens. THe speculation regarding Apple’s use of OLED in iPhone has existed for quite a few years now, but the rumor might as well prove to be true in a couple of years. As reported by the Nikkei newspaper in Japan, iPhones might get OLED screens in 2018.
According to the new report, Samsung and LG are very close to finalising things and will be pouring in a combined capital expenditure of 15 trillion won (around $12.8 billion) to create the OLED production capacity in the next couple of years. It is also being said that Apple will also provide some funding in the project.
Finally, the report also tells us that LG Display is likely getting smaller volumes from Apple than Samsung Display. Let’s wait and see how things turn out between these three giants.