A report out of Korea today claims that Apple is diversifying the supply chain for its first smartwatch by sourcing OLED displays for the Apple Watch from Samsung. LG Display was previously said to be the only supplier for the Apple Watch’s display and it was said that Apple would stick with the company till the second-generation Apple Watch but if today’s report is to be believed Samsung is now in the mix as well.
Ever since the first iPhone was released in 2007 the smartphone has made use of LCD technology in all models but today’s report also claims that Samsung is providing OLED panel samples to Apple which might pave the way for AMOLED displays to arrive on future iPhones. Apple is said to be testing these OLED panels from Samsung and is expected to make a decision next month about whether or not it wants to stick with LCD for the next generation smartphone or move to OLED. Apple rarely comments on supply chain related matters so it’s unlikely that we’ll ever get a confirmation from the fruit company on this, Samsung has not yet commented on the matter as well.