Apple tests Samsung’s curved OLED displays for future iPhones

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Could this be your future iPhone?
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Samsung is supplying Apple with OLED displays for the Apple Watch, and is trying to sell Cupertino on using its panels in other devices as well.

Could future iPhones come with an OLED-based curved screen? Depends on how the tests go.

According to a new report, Samsung wasted no time dispatching OLED display samples for future iPhone models. This potentially bolsters rumors that Apple is considering equipping its 2018-era iPhones with OLED curved screens.

Apple reportedly hasn’t made up its mind, but will do so in November.

It’s no surprise that Samsung would be keen to muscle in on another area of Apple production. Earlier this year, when J.P. Morgan analyst J.J. Park revealed that LG Display was set to be the sole supplier for the Apple Watch’s OLED display, it was reported that the deal was worth an estimated 1.4 trillion won for the company in 2015 alone.

While not everyone is going to care about where Apple’s components are made, Samsung’s insistence on getting into as many Apple production areas as possible is a cause for genuine concern among Cupertino’s suppliers.

Earlier this year, Foxconn CEO Terry Gou publicly supported TSMC when it was competing with Samsung to build Apple’s A9 chips. The reason? He thinks manufacturers need to work together to overcome the growing threat of Samsung, which could potentially swallow everyone else’s jobs.

Hey, even if you’re just a casual follower of Apple news, surely there can’t be too many people out there who wouldn’t love to see Cupertino lessen its reliance on Samsung, right? Sadly, that just won’t happen quite yet.

Source: Digitimes