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. Apple is not the only one that is cash rich. Samsung as well. It does not require any funding from banks as it has a cash balance of approximately USD$ 25 billion and still growing. Its Current Asset stands at nearly USD$ 50 billion.

  2. Apple is not the only one that is cash rich. Samsung as well. It does not require any funding from banks as it has a cash balance of approximately USD$ 25 billion and still growing. Its Current Asset stands at nearly USD$ 50 billion.

  3. @Russ – which Performa model are you referring to? My faithful 1995 Apple Multiple Scan 15 was a trinitron… Must have been around the time Apple was competing with the clone makers for the low end…

  4. @Russ – which Performa model are you referring to? My faithful 1995 Apple Multiple Scan 15 was a trinitron… Must have been around the time Apple was competing with the clone makers for the low end…

  5. Macslut.
    The only person so far with any insight and something intelligent to say.

    As for Apple causing shortages for Samsung, it may be because of contractual obligation to produce for Apple.

    Super AMOLED is being developed for screens up to 40 inches, which would cover the entire Mac line of screens.
    It’s organic, low power consumption, fit’s right in with Apple’s green theme.

  6. Macslut.
    The only person so far with any insight and something intelligent to say.

    As for Apple causing shortages for Samsung, it may be because of contractual obligation to produce for Apple.

    Super AMOLED is being developed for screens up to 40 inches, which would cover the entire Mac line of screens.
    It’s organic, low power consumption, fit’s right in with Apple’s green theme.

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