“LG Display Co. will jack up investment on next-generation mobile screens as top customer Apple Inc. prepares to adopt ultra-thin, power-saving screens for iPhones as early as 2017,” Jungah Lee reports for Bloomberg.
“Apple is said to be in exclusive talks for rival Samsung Display Co. to supply OLED panels as early as next year. Chief Executive Officer Han Sang Beom concedes his company’s a relative latecomer to the scene and while the market remains small because of the technology’s cost, OLEDs will go mainstream in a matter of years,” Lee reports. “The company is also developing foldable displays, Han said without outlining the size or timing for future investments in screens.”
Lee reports, “‘It’s true that we were late in OLED investment for smaller electronics devices compared to that of televisions,’ Han said at a company event. ‘It’s undeniable that flexible OLEDs are now the mega-trend in the mobile segment and we will have to embrace that.'”
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MacDailyNews Take: And, well before next year’s iPhone, the MacBook Pro could soon join Apple Watch as Apple products utilizing OLED displays.
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