Apple reportedly taps Samsung to supply 5.5" OLED iPhone panels in 2017

By Mikey Campbell

Riding on the back of rumors that Apple plans to make the switch to OLED display technology, a report on Thursday claims Samsung has won a three-year contract to supply the iPhone maker with 5.5-inch panels starting in 2017.

Citing sources familiar with the matter, The Korea Herald reports Samsung’s display manufacturing arm will provide Apple with 100 million 5.5-inch OLED panels per year in a deal worth $2.59 billion. Details of the arrangement are scarce, but industry watchers believe the contract will run for at least three years.

Today’s report jibes with a rumor from early March that claimed Apple reached out to both LG and Samsung to discuss the viability of ramping up OLED production for a 2017 iPhone model. As the world’s two leading suppliers of OLED panels, LG and Samsung are clear choices for Apple, which needs reliable production at scale to meet the demands of its…

Read the entire article from AppleInsider here: Apple reportedly taps Samsung to supply 5.5″ OLED iPhone panels in 2017


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