Samsung, which already supplies most of the OLED components for the iPhone XS and XS Max, would be a likely candidate for providing foldable panels to Apple
Samsung has reportedly sent samples of a foldable display to Apple, and it is expected that 2020 iPhones may come equipped with the technology.
Quoting South Korea’s ET News, AppleInsider said that the samples measure 7.2 inches, just 0.1 inches smaller than the main panel on the Samsung Galaxy Fold.
Samsung, which already supplies most of the OLED components for the iPhone XS and XS Max, would be a likely candidate for providing foldable panels to Apple, it added.
Samsung to boost production of foldable displays
As per the report, Samsung currently produces about 2.4 million foldable displays per year, and it is contemplating ramping up to 10 million.
Apple has shown interest in foldable OLED for years in the form of related patent applications. Following the launch of the Galaxy Fold, the company may be feeling the pressure of delivering a competing product.
Further the report noted that 2019 iPhones may retain fixed panels. However, the typical analyst view is that Apple won’t have any foldable iPhones ready until at least 2020.