Apple’s next-generation iPhone will reportedly boast an OLED display rather than an LCD, fresh rumours in Korea suggest.
Citing an unnamed Samsung executive, The Korea Times claims: “Thanks to the increased volume [of orders], chances have been raised to ship Samsung’s OLEDs for Apple’s iPads and even iPhones.”
The reasoning behind this latest speculation is largely based on the fact Samsung is one of Apple’s biggest suppliers of panels, having sold the Cupertino giant “$7.8 billion of components such as memory chips and LCDs” in 2011.
This is set to increase to a staggering $11 billion this year, despite continued legal spat between the two companies over alleged patent infringements.
Rumours of OLED screens come hot on the heels of reports that the iPhone 5 could land as early as June, after a recruiter at Foxconn revealed the manufacturer’s plans to increase the number of employees to help meet demands for a summer launch.
Features mooted to be on board the sixth-generation kit include 4G support, an A6 quad core processor, a larger display and built-in NFC (Near Field Communications) technology.
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