Apple Aiming for a Future Without Samsung with New OLED Display R&D Line
Samsung will supply OLED panels for Apple’s anniversary iPhone due in September, and there are reports that the collaboration between the two could continue for the next-generation models scheduled for 2018.
But in the meantime, Cupertino wants to cut its reliance on Samsung and is taking several steps to prepare for a mass transition to OLED displays for the entire iPhone lineup next year, all without any, or at least with as small as possible, involvement from the South Korean firm.
Apple has acquired so-called chemical vapor deposition (CVD) machines from Sunic Systems, DigiTimes reports, with the company planning to set up its very own 2.5G OLED panel line in Taiwan. This should help the company develop displays and related technology in the country, which should then help it partner with other manufacturers in the region for the production process.
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