Of late, there are news items which talk about the silent but firm shift to OLED panes for all iPhones in the future. Though it could happen only in 2018, preparations must be taking place right now and it is also possible that the final stages of manufacturing of these OLED panes could also be on the anvil.
As of today there are only a handful of players which could be in a position to meet the big requirement of Cupertino. Hence there is lot of talk about Samsung being in a position to fill the gap and become a major and even the biggest supplier of these OLED panes once these iPhones hit the market. Both these names Cupertino and Samsung have business interests which are highly polarized. Hence this is leading many to believe that an organization named Japan Display Inc., could be roped in for meeting the future requirement of iPhone displays. However, this belief may not be entirely true because of some recent contracts which have quite a few interesting facts to show.
However, as of now there is not much information available on the subject or in other words nothing much is being shared by the stakeholders. But grapevine and industry sources have reasons to believe that Samsung and Apple have already signed a contract. The reason that it is not coming to light could be because of the strict non-disclosure aspects of the contract. But those who are efficient in bringing out such news even from leaked sources have quite a few facts to back their claims.
According to them Samsung could be having plans to invest around $6.64 billion to $7.47 billion dollars as far as its display business is concerned. The investments will be directed towards plant improvements, equipment and human resources. This will help them to hand production capacities which will increase. The investment will be staggered with the first tranche being around $2.49 and $3.32 billion in this year alone. This will hopefully take care of production of around 30000 to 40000 OLED sheets each month. This will be followed by the next lot of investment of around $4.17 billion in 2017 for handling production of 45000 sheets each month.