Say Goodbye To Shattered Screens! Next iPhone Will Feature Flexible OLED Display [Rumor]

Say Goodbye To Shattered Screens! Next iPhone Will Feature Flexible OLED Display [Rumor]

Your new iPhone probably won't be this bendy, but it will be incredibly durable. (Image courtesy of DVICE.com.)

Apple’s next-generation iPhone could finally put an end to fragile smartphones by adopting a flexible OLED display that can bend and twist without so much as a crack. The technology will reportedly come from Samsung — one of Apple’s biggest display partners — which claims to have already received “huge” orders from certain companies.Say Goodbye To Shattered Screens! Next iPhone Will Feature Flexible OLED Display [Rumor]

While Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Kwon Oh-hyun gave no names, he was certainly hinting that one of those companies is Apple, according to The Korea Times.

“We will be mass producing flexible OLED displays from the latter half of this year as the demand from our clients is significant,’’ said Kwon, who calls the shots in Samsung’s parts business.

Kwon declined to mention the companies that Samsung provide these displays to, but according to industry sources, its secrecy is a strong indication that Apple is one of them:

“Apple is the iconic company in the industry that will continue to set the trends. If Samsung finds increasing industry demand for a futuristic product like flexible displays, it’s hard to imagine Apple doesn’t have something to do with it,’’ said an analyst from a U.S.-based investment bank.

Sources have already dubbed the sixth-generation iPhone the “iPhone Yoga,” according to the report.

Kwon believes that flexible OLED displays like those currently being manufactured by Samsung will replace almost all LCDs in mobile devices by 2015. It isn’t just their durability that makes these displays so attractive; they are also said to be thinner and brighter than existing solutions.

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  • AramisTho

    Nice joke Killian, Nice joke!

  • David Fulero
  • Lars Pallesen

    Yeah, no. Hint all you will Mr. Samsung Display PR-dude. Your screens may be flexible, but Apple isn’t that flexible in their choice of screens for the iPhone. Nice try, though.

  • Tallest_Skil

    Since this is a joke article, you’re not getting any ad revenue from our viewing of it, right?

    RIGHT.
  • brooklyngreens

    This dumb crap… I’m starting to get pissed off on this site… why is this post a post again… man this sounds like bad juju gossip… publish something worth talking about… flexi screen for iPhone!?!? WTH! :-//

  • Demonstr8r

    Why would Samsumg allow Apple to have access to this technology without at least a six month window after launching this in one or more Samsung phones, tablets and phablets? Anyone?

  • ElleryFamilia

    Why do you think this is a joke? Samsung has supplied screens to Apple’s iOS devices since day one (along with a few other manufactures). Samsung manufactured Retina displays for Apple long before we saw those high-DPI screens on Samsung’s phone. Samsung makes money whether people are buying their phones or the competitors phone.

  • benandarchie

    No, apple dosen’t experiment it plays safe. And why would you want a flexible display anyway? what’s the point?

  • technochick

    Bad headline. The display isn’t the part that shatters. It’s the glass over the display that does. 

    So unless someone is covering this flexible display with some kind of super scratch proof, crack proof mega glass, when you drop it, the screen is going to break. 
  • Jake Trudell

    The other more important question remains:

    If you can make the screen this thin at 4 inches, how long until my 55″ is millimeters thin?
  • Daniel Heusburgh

    How will the touchsreen work? Think before you spek.

  • ApplePr0n

    That would be kinda sexy, but i think Apple is trying to move away from Samsung. Plus they want to keep the Retina Display which is already so popular

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Killian BellKillian Bell is a freelance writer based in the UK. He has an interest in all things tech, but most enjoys covering Apple, anything mobile, and gaming. You can follow him on Twitter via @killianbell, or through his website.

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