Although it may sound like a good idea, it is unlikely to happen because Samsung are not keen on letting Apple get its hands on their active-matrix organic LED technology (AMOLED). Maybe a lawsuit (current) can help them in their cause.
However ‘9to5mac’ reports that according to ‘The Korea Herald’ sources, Apple is courting Samsung with a request to build AMOLED displays for iPad 3. A deal with Samsung has become a priority matter for Tim Cook, Apple’s COO, who has been running the Cupertino company in Job’s absence.
Apple wants to tap into Samsung’s AMOLED technology for an upgraded version of the iPad2 – considered by many as the iPad3 – that is likely to be launched toward the end of this year. During Cook’s recent last week, it seems as if Apple offered Samsung a substantial advance for the AMOLED displays.
AMOLED technology does, indeed, have many benefits, such as lower power consumption, high refresh rate, good outdoor visibility and realistic vivid colors.
But the deal is not likely to happen, because it sounds strange for Apple to launch the iPad 3 at the end of 2011. It seems as though ‘The Korea Herald’ source is not familiar with Apple’s rules. Reference to Apple’s history would not provoke this kind of fluff.
Another reason is that it would be illogical for Samsung to allow Steve Jobs to beat them to market with the world’s first AMOLED tablet, ‘9to5mac’ reports, because Samsung is more likely to use the technology on its own tablets.
And finally there is that lawsuit again. But it is difficult to say something will never happen, because large sums of money have a habit of making consumer’s dream become reality. But that is next year’s story?