A report published by Korea Times claims Samsung Display is likely to supply OLED panels to Apple for iPhones starting 2018.
The publication quotes a Samsung Display executive who confirms that the company is working to secure a partnership with the Cupertino based company. The executive says that Samsung Display needs a long-term contract with a trustworthy customer in order to thrive as the company currently supplies OLED displays mainly for use in Galaxy smartphones. A contract with Apple will thus be quite ‘huge’, as the executive likes to put it.
Rumors about Apple switching to OLED display on iPhones have been doing the rounds since quite some time now. Apple currently uses OLED panels only on its Apple Watch, which uses panels supplied by LG Display. It was recently reported that Samsung will now join LG as the secondary OLED display supplier for the Watch, paving the way for a bigger contract in future.