RUMOR: Apple buys out Samsung’s AMOLED display supply for 2011, forcing Samsung to switch to LCD

“A tentative rumor today asserts that Apple has been buying Samsung’s AMOLED display supply in a move that would trigger a part switch for Samsung’s own phones,” Electronista reports.

“Well-known Russian leaker Eldar Murtazin claimed that Apple had bought virtually all of Samsung’s Super AMOLED stock for 2011, leaving it with no choice but to switch to LCD for the Galaxy S and Wave,” Electronista reports. “The Korean company is fulfilling carrier contract orders but has allegedly stopped retail deliveries from December onwards.”

Electronista reports, “What Apple would do with AMOLED displays isn’t evident.”

MacDailyNews Take: Put them in a warehouse and let them rot? Muahahahaha!

Electronista continues, “All i[of Apple’s] current devices use LCD, and it so far hasn’t had to switch to AMOLED as it has beaten Samsung in display quality tests.”

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MacDailyNews Take: Apple’s giant cash pile is a many splendored thing. wink

60 Comments

  1. Could Apple be making a stand alone movie camera or a dedicated book reader? They are the only cases where an AMOLED screen would be better (less reflection, easier to use in sunlight and truer RGB colors).

  2. Could Apple be making a stand alone movie camera or a dedicated book reader? They are the only cases where an AMOLED screen would be better (less reflection, easier to use in sunlight and truer RGB colors).

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