Apple Incâ€™s chief operating officer Tim Cook discussed adopting Samsungâ€™s AMOLED display technology for tablet PCs during his recent visit to South Korea, industry sources said.
â€œApple wants to tap into Samsungâ€™s AMOLED technology for an upgraded version of the iPad2, considered as many as the iPad3 that is likely to be launched toward the end of this year,â€ a source told The Korea Herald on Wednesday (May 25) on condition of anonymity.
I can see Apple using Samsung’s Super AMOLED Plus technology on the next iPad as an interim step to a 2048×1536 Retina Display version.
But, and this is a big but, I’ve heard from an industry insider that it is easy to spot Samsung OLED-equipped smartphone users in South Korea: just look for smartphones with a bluish tint on the display. I asked, “Blue?” He wasn’t sure why.
I am not certain that current solutions for differential aging of OLED materials are effective for displays that are used for more than a couple of years. Personally, I don’t think Apple will adopt OLED for the next iPad, or the next one after that.