Report: Apple and Samsung working on making peace, settling disputes
Are Apple and Samsung getting closer to burying the hatchet and putting all the court battles and lawsuits behind them? As improbable as it may sound, recent developments are certainly pointing to signs that the two mobile giants are ready to shake hands and move on. Both companies were recently rumored to have dropped all cross-appeals filed with the ITC in the first major lawsuit that saw Samsung devices get banned over infringing two Apple patents, and now, the Korean media is citing industry sources as saying that Apple and Samsung are trying to find a common ground and looking at “trimming down the number of disputed issues.”
Reportedly, Samsung’s recent launch of its Galaxy Tab S tablets with Super AMOLED displays is an indication “that Samsung can manage OLED displays to be used in almost all wearable devices, a segment that Apple is greatly interested in.” This has raised speculation that Apple might be thinking of releasing wearable devices with AMOLED displays, though it remains to be seen whether that will actually happen, as Apple has been rather vocal in its stand that LCD displays offer a better experience overall thanks to factors such as better real-life color reproduction.
Well, one can only hope that even if we don’t see an OLED display on Apple’s upcoming iWatch, we can at least look forward to the two companies seeing some sense in settling any disputes outside court and focusing their financial might on bringing some innovation to the extremely stale mobile industry.