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iPhone 5 Could Feature Samsung’s OLED Display

According to a recent rumour coming from Korea, Apple might change the display technology for its next iPhone.

Anonymous sources point to a so-called iPhone 5 featuring OLED displays and the future iPad might have the same feature.

One high official from Samsung, who preferred to remain unnamed, leaked the information to the Korea Times. "Thanks to the increased volume, chances have been raised to ship Samsung's OLEDs for Apple's iPads and even iPhones," said the source.

The rumour seems to be confirmed by another Samsung executive, who revealed that Apple officials approached Samsung's counterparts on this matter. Apple's representatives were interested to find out information about Samsung's OLED business, product volumes and output commitment.

Currently, the South Korean tech giant uses OLED technology for all its major high-end mobile devices like Galaxy Tab, Galaxy Nexus, Galaxy Note and Galaxy S2. Apple and Samsung have an intense love-hate relationship.

While the two companies are fighting a legal war in dozens of courts worldwide, they also have a very lucrative partnership. "Apple is Samsung's biggest customer, buying $7.8 billion of components such as memory chips and LCDs in 2011," writes The Korean Times.

This year, Apple's orders for Samsung are expected to reach to $11 billion.

source: KoreaTimes (opens in new tab)

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