It’s no secret that LG Display is a major supplier of OLED displays for the Apple Watch. According to the latest rumors, Apple is negotiating with Samsung about the possibility to diversify sources of supply. Moreover, according to some data, in Cupertino are already getting samples of the displays for organic light emitting diode, which can be used in future gadgets the company.
Apparently, Samsung seriously expects to become the exclusive supplier for the company from Cupertino. In Seoul are so confident in the possibility of concluding this transaction that even dared to sell LCD plant in Cheonan to increase production of OLED panels. This information includes South Korean resource ETNews.
According to the publication, referring to anonymous employee, guide Samsung Display announced its intention to sell the plant. Although the buyer is yet to be determined. And the main reason for the sale of factory are called active negotiations between Samsung and Apple.
It is assumed that the proceeds from the plant sale funds will be used to expand the Samsung production capacity for the production of OLED displays. And Samsung may follow the example of Japan Display to build a plant focused on the production of OLED panels for Apple.
Note, in the first quarter of 2015 from the supply of displays for the first Apple Watch, the company LG Display has received approximately $186 million Now, apparently, she will lose the privilege to be the supplier of displays for “clever” hours of Apple.
Meanwhile, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo claims that Apple will switch to AMOLED displays in smartphones at least in the next four years. The fact is that by 2018, the company Foxconn is the main collector iPhone and iPad is going to build another factory for the production of TFT screens. This plant, which will be opened in Zhengzhou, will produce displays for the iPhone.