Apple is close to finalizing a contract with Samsung and LG to supply OLED displays for iPhone. This was reported by the journalists of the South Korean newspaper Electronic Times, citing industry sources.
The world’s largest manufacturers of mobile screens Samsung Display and LG Display to discuss with the American Corporation the final agreement on the production of OLED panels for the smartphone. Moreover, Samsung Display will likely get most of the orders.
According to sources, Apple might give Samsung Display and LG Display investment support for the purchase of necessary equipment. Choose display manufacturers have already planned total capital expenditure on expansion of production of OLED in the amount of 15 trillion won ($12.8 billion).
To reduce their capital cost LG plans to convert existing production lines of LCD panels on the production of OLED displays, going from the production line of 4.5 G on the system of the sixth generation. However, this technology is not yet tested and raises certain questions.
In November, the business newspaper Nikkei reported that Apple will use OLED display panel on the iPhone with 2018. The company from Cupertino has already notified its suppliers LG Display and Samsung Display.
Now Samsung is the only supplier of OLED displays for Apple Watch, while LG Display, Japan Display and Sharp to produce LCD panels for smartphones and tablets Apple.
According to rumors, the sole supplier of OLED panels for the next generation Apple Watch could become LG. As for Samsung, the negotiations of the two companies was delayed because of the desire to achieve a Apple from South Korean corporations more favorable cost OLED displays.