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Apple To Use Samsung AMOLED Display For iPad 3?

Everyone was surprised to see that the iPad 2 did not come with any display improvements when the slate was launched in March.

Many possible explanations emerged (power issue, supply constraints, etc) but the answer is still unclear. However, it seems that Apple is trying to improve their next iPad’s display, since Tim Cook, Apple’s COO met with some Samsung executives, probably to discuss the adoption of AMOLED displays in iPad 3 devices, Asia News Network reports.

"Apple wants to tap into Samsung's AMOLED technology for an upgraded version of the iPad 2, considered as many as the iPad 3 that is likely to be launched toward the end of this year," an anonymous source tipped on the Asia News Network (opens in new tab).

The same source (opens in new tab) added that Cook even gave an advance to Samsung for their AMOLED displays. This would mean that Apple is moving away from the LCD screens supplied by LG.

Rumours also suggest that Samsung is also preparing to use the AMOLED displays for the successors of the Galaxy Tab. Only three smartphones currently incorporate the AMOLED technology: Galaxy S II, Nexus S and the Omnia 7.

Apple and Samsung are currently rivals in court, but they could still work out an agreement, as they have done before.

The iPad 3 should be launched towards the end of 2011 or more probably, in 2012, it is speculated.

Radu Tyrsina
Radu Tyrsina

Radu is the founder of, and has worked as a freelance writer for ITProPortal, as well as having been blogging around since 2004. He is interested in anything Apple as well as gaming and mobile applications.