Apple-Samsung Curved OLED Deal Is For 92M Screens Over 2-Years

Posted: Apr 6 2017, 5:57am CDT | by , in Rumors | Apple

Apple-Samsung Curved OLED Deal is for 92M Screens over 2-Years

Curved OLED deal has been ramped up with Apple wanting more screens

Apple has signed a new screen deal with Samsung that will see Apple buying 92 million OLED panels with curved edges over the next two years. What the length of the deal means is that we will certainly be seeing more curved screen devices from Apple in the coming years.

This rumor comes on the heels of another rumor that claimed Apple had ordered 70 million curved OLED panels from Samsung. These panels are specifically for the ramp up to build the much rumored iPhone 8 according to MacRumors. The new 92M screen deal is said to be for handling demand this year and beyond into 2018.

The report of the higher screen order has come from publications in Korea. With the new 92 million screen number, that means that Apple is predicting that about 30% of its iPhone shipments will come with curved OLED panels. To handle the demand, Samsung has reportedly converted one of its Asian LED factories to produce OLED parts. OLED production investments by Samsung are expected to reach 10 trillion won in 2017 according to the supply chain sources.

The official announcement of the new iPhone models is expected to come in September, but the phones might not be available until later in 2017, perhaps near the end of the year. Rumors continue to suggest the new iPhone line will all feature glass bodies, wireless charging, and perhaps higher prices.

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