Apple might be in talks with Sharp over the supply of OLED screens which Apple would like to use for a future iPhone. Whether there will actually be an agreement would depend on how much OLEDs Sharp can deliver. However, Apple uses its own retina display in its iPhones.
The rumors come from Bloomberg, which claims to have an anonymous source who has information about the negotiations between the two parties. Bloomberg is generally well informed about such matters. Specifically, what matters is that, according to the source, future iPhone’s might be equipped with OLED screens.
Though it’s not clear whether the OLED screens are actually intended for the use in the next new iPhones. Yet, Bloomberg speaks of the “next generation” iPhone. Previous rumors also indicated that Apple wants to switch its iPhone’s display to OLED. Incidentally, Apple already uses OLED for its Apple Watch.
A matter of supply
Although there are talks going on, it is not yet sure if it will lead to an agreement. According to Bloomberg, this depends largely on how many OLED screens Sharp can supply. The company has earlier indicated that it will invest in the production of OLEDs. The company made no comment about a possible deal with Apple. LG and Samsung were also expected to supply OLED screens for iPhones. Even Apple itself was supposed to produce such displays for its products.