Apple suppliers battle it out over iPhone’s AMOLED displays

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The battle to build AMOLED iPhone displays is on!
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Two Apple partners, Foxconn and Samsung, are battling it out to provide Apple with next-gen displays for future iPhones.

Samsung, a leader in OLED display research and AMOLED production, is reportedly “on the fast track” to building a dedicated facility with the sole purpose of supplying the high-quality displays to Apple.

Foxconn, meanwhile, recently acquired money-losing display maker Sharp, with the main impetus being to help Foxconn become a market leader in AMOLED panel production.

iPhone 7s Plus may get curved glass body

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Does iPhone really need to get bigger?
While the iPhone 7 might look much like current models, Apple reportedly is planning a big change for 2017.
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The iPhone may finally ditch its metal casing in 2017 in favor of a new curved glass body similar to the one on Samsung’s Galaxy S7 edge.

Apple’s next big redesign of the iPhone is slated for next year, reports KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who claims in his latest note to investors that Apple will pair the new case design with a 5.8-inch AMOLED display.

Apple hopes to sell over 50 million watches in 2015

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Apple Watch supply is finally catching up with demand.
You'll want one. Along with 50 million other people. Photo: Leander Kahney/Cult of Mac
Photo: Leander Kahney/Cult of Mac

Apple is reportedly aiming to sell upwards of 50 million Apple Watches in 2015.

The news comes via a new report from Digitimes, which claims that Apple has placed orders for shipments of up to five million AMOLED panels per month throughout the year. These screens will be used as the innovative touch-sensitive display for Apple’s wearables debut.