We previously heard that the new AMOLED displays in the iPhone 7S would be supplied by Sharp and now it looks like Samsung will also be supplying Apple with AMOLED displays for the handsets.
Apple is expected to start using AMOLED displays in its iPhone in 2017, the first devices to get the displays will be the iPhone 7S and 7S Plus.
Sharp is now owned by Apple’s manufacturing partner Foxconn, who recently took a majority stake in the company, although they are not expected to be able to produce enough AMOLED displays to meet Apple’s demand.
Samsung have been rumored as another supplier for AMOLED for Apple since January and LG are also expected to supply Apple with the displays.
AMOLED displays get rid of the need for backlighting, this would allow Apple to make the new iPhone 7S handsets with slimmer bezels.
This years iPhone 7 and 7 Plus handsets are expected to continue to use LCD displays, Apple will apparently first use AMOLED displays in its handsets next year.
Source Korea Herald, MacRumorsFiled Under: Apple, Apple iPhone