“An iPhone with a curved screen could be on store shelves as soon as next year,” Takashi Mochizuki and Eun-Young Jeong report for The Wall Street Journal. “Apple Inc.’s suppliers say they have been asked to increase output of thinner organic light emitting displays and submit prototype screens with better resolution than ones from Samsung to differentiate its models.”

“An iPhone with an OLED screen could be introduced as one of several models to be unveiled, people familiar with the matter said, but would come with a higher price tag because OLED displays are more expensive to produce,” Mochizuki and Jeong report. “Apple may decide not to release the model because it is one of more than 10 prototypes being considered, said the people.”

“People familiar with the matter said Apple will likely rely on Samsung for most of its initial OLED needs but it wants LG Display, Japan Display and Sharp to ramp up production to have supplies ready for 2018,” Mochizuki and Jeong report. “One of the people said Sharp would need to spend more than $5 billion to supply enough OLED panels to Apple.”

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