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The major iPhone tech upgrade we’ve been waiting for may come sooner than we thought

By on March 3, 2016 at 8:49 AM.

The major iPhone tech upgrade we’ve been waiting for may come sooner than we thought

Apple may be planning to incorporate OLED displays onto the iPhone a lot sooner than previously anticipated. According to a report from Nikkei, Apple in December reached out to both LG and Samsung about the likelihood of ramping up OLED display production in time for Apple’s 2017 iPhone release.

Previously, it was largely believed that Apple wouldn’t begin using OLED technology until the iPhone 8 release in 2018. As for the change to the iPhone roadmap, one of the more interesting explanations behind the switch alleges that Apple is hoping to  “offset a predicted stall in iPhone sales…”

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This flexible smartphone display might be the future of mobile computing

By on February 17, 2016 at 5:00 PM.

This flexible smartphone display might be the future of mobile computing

Researchers from the Queen’s University Human Media Lab recently unveiled the ReFlex, a smartphone prototype featuring a flexible and surprisingly functional display. By combining a bendable LG OLED display from LG with both multitouch input and bend sensors, the device is able to detect the degree to which a user bends the device in either one or two directions. Not only that, but the device can trigger tactile feedback based on specific use-case scenarios.

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This iPhone 7 concept looks like something Apple may really release

By on January 26, 2016 at 9:55 AM.

This iPhone 7 concept looks like something Apple may really release

We’re used to see all sorts of wild iPhone concepts over the years, and most of them feature wild designs and ideas that Apple is not likely to use in any of its future creations. However, the following iPhone 7 concept looks like something we might actually see Apple release over the next year or two. More →

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New Apple patent details futuristic wrap-around OLED display

By on January 21, 2016 at 6:55 PM.

New Apple patent details futuristic wrap-around OLED display

AppleInsider points us to a recently published U.S. patent application from Apple which suggests that Apple may at some point in the future consider a wrap-around OLED display for the iPhone. The patent covers an item called an “electronic device with a wrapped display” and explains how a flexible OLED display “or other flexible display structure may be wrapped around” a device.

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LG investment adds new fuel to reports that Apple is planning an OLED iPhone

By on November 27, 2015 at 7:45 PM.

LG investment adds new fuel to reports that Apple is planning an OLED iPhone

Remember all the recent reports saying that while the iPhone 7 won’t have an OLED display, it’s likely that Apple will come out with an OLED iPhone by 2018? Now, there’s one more hint that Apple’s iPhone is about to go OLED when it comes to screen technology: LG confirmed that it will invest no less than $8.4 billion in a new OLED plant that seems to suggest the Korean giant is preparing for a big boost in demand for OLED displays. More →

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Rumor drops early hints about possible iPhone 7 display specs

By on October 28, 2015 at 8:25 AM.

Rumor drops early hints about possible iPhone 7 display specs

A new report from South Korea says that Samsung has managed to win some of Apple’s screen orders for the Apple Watch. More interestingly, Apple is said to consider using the same kind of screens on future iPhones, maybe as soon as with the iPhone 7. More →

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Samsung’s new 55-inch OLED Mirror and Transparent displays are straight out of the future

By on June 10, 2015 at 2:04 PM.

Samsung’s new 55-inch OLED Mirror and Transparent displays are straight out of the future

Samsung yesterday introduced two new eye popping 55-inch OLED displays, one being a mirror and the other a transparent display (seen above).

Seemingly straight out of the future, the displays will initially be positioned for retail use, with Samsung boasting that the displays will help transform personalized shopping with a more visually engaging experience.

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LG Display employees charged with stealing trade secrets from Samsung

By on July 17, 2012 at 9:35 PM.

LG Display employees charged with stealing trade secrets from Samsung

LG Display Samsung OLED Technology Theft

LG Display on Tuesday announced that 11 people, including six of its own employees, have been charged with stealing advanced OLED TV display technology from Samsung, the Associated Press reported. Three of those charged were employees of Samsung Display at the time, and the alleged theft of OLED technology took place between 2010 and 2011. While LG has publicly denied that the company or any of its employees were involved in the theft, Samsung maintains that the firm “systematically stole its display technology and poached Samsung employees.” Both firms are vying for dominance in the display market and are moving toward thinner and lighter OLED technology. More →

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Samsung braces for a tough year, says it will step up patent defense against Apple

By on March 16, 2012 at 4:10 PM.

Samsung braces for a tough year, says it will step up patent defense against Apple

After numerous mobile lawsuits from Apple, Samsung CEO Choi Gee Sung explained that the company plans to be more aggressive in securing patents that can be used to defend itself, Bloomberg reported on Thursday. During the company’s annual shareholders meeting, Sung said that due to slow industry-wide growth and strong competition, the company was bracing for a tough year. “The electronics industry will enter a low-growth period,” he said. “Reorganization of the industry will gain speed and competition among global players will intensify.” Shareholders also approved the company’s plan to spin off its LCD division on April 1st. Samsung posted record revenue last year — thanks largely to its Galaxy smartphones — and looks to enhance its competitiveness in hardware, while strengthening new businesses including medical equipment in 2012. BGR exclusively reported last month that Samsung will launch its flagship Galaxy S III smartphone later this year with a 1080p high-definition display, a ceramic case and a quad-core 1.5GHz Exynos processor. More →

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Samsung spins off struggling LCD business

By on February 20, 2012 at 8:00 AM.

Samsung spins off struggling LCD business

Samsung on Monday announced that it will spin off its LCD display panel manufacturing business. Tentatively named Samsung Display Co., Ltd., the new company will be a wholly owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics and it will launch with approximately $6.6 billion in initial capital when it officially breaks off from Samsung-proper on April 1st, 2012. “This split LCD business is the speed of your business can be secured to the diverse needs of Customers.Therefore were able to respond quickly,” said Donggun Park, EVP of Samsung’s LCD business, in a statement. “Business competitiveness to our customers advanced products and a step I will try to provide technology and services.” More →

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Corning and Samsung form joint venture to combine ‘Lotus Glass’ with OLED displays

By on February 3, 2012 at 8:00 PM.

Corning and Samsung form joint venture to combine ‘Lotus Glass’ with OLED displays

Samsung and Corning — best known for its Gorilla Glass products — announced a new joint venture this week that will manufacture specialty glass substrates for OLED displays. The joint venture will be based in South Korea and will combine Samsung’s OLED display technology with Corning’s ultra tough Lotus Glass substrate. The new displays will be utilized in mobile devices as well as larger products, such as televisions, and will be used in Samsung products and sold to other South Korean manufacturers. “Corning and Samsung have a long and successful partnership in the display industry, dating back nearly 40 years to the early days of television,” Corning chairman, President and CEO Wendell P. Weeks said. “The strength of our business relationship is built on Corning’s ability to develop and make high-technology glass with the key attributes that enable Samsung’s next-generation displays.” Samsung’s full press release follows after the break.  More →

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