Samsung is expected to be the main supplier of the OLED displays for the iPhone 8. The company was also rumored to be supplying the displays for the iPhone 9.
We previously heard that Apple have plans to launch three OLED iPhones in 2018, this will include the iPhone 9.
Samsung were previously rumored to be supplying the OLED displays for next years iPhone, although according to a recent report, Apple is working on its own OLED technology.
Apple has apparently recently purchased CVD machines from Sunic Systems, these machines are used to develop OLED displays.
Apple is eagerly developing its own OLED technology in order to reduce its reliance on Samsung Electronics for the supply of OLED panels, while enabling it for product differentiation, said the report.
Whether or not Apple will have its OLED technology ready for next years iPhone 9 remains to be seen, if they don’t then they will have to rely on Samsung for all three of next years handsets.
The iPhone 8 will be Apple’s first smartphone with an OLED display. This handset is launching some time in September. Apple will also introduce two other iPhones, the iPhone 7S and 7S Plus, instead of an OLED display, these two handsets will have LCD displays.