Apple and Samsung are not only fierce smartphone competitors, but also close partners. This cooperation between the two companies could intensify further when it comes to foldable iPhones.
The South Koreans have for many years been serious competitors for Apple with their own Android smartphones. But at the same time, Cupertino is still happy to use Samsung technologies and capabilities in terms of the screen.
A leak from the “Ice leaker Universe “predicts that their collaboration will also apply to foldable screens. MacRumors in reference to the leak, Apple would have asked its partner Samsung Display to provide a “large number” of samples of these foldable screens for smartphones.
Apple is also hoping to secure a one-year exclusivity for these deliveries. The leak underlines the urgency of this collaboration for the Apple brand.
Foldable iPhone: Apple could speed up the pace
Already last year, there were rumors that Samsung had shared its foldable display technologies with other companies, including Apple. The objective was to attract new customers for the production of these screens.
The new leak could indicate that Apple’s first tests with the foldable displays were successful and that they now want to do other tests that require larger amounts. Some analysts have already suspected that Apple could introduce a foldable iPhone or iPad as early as next year.
As explained above, Samsung is a major partner of Apple, especially in the production of Oled screens for current iPhones. The company has been a leader in this field for years and now wants to stay ahead with foldable screens. According to MacRumors, it is planned to increase production according to demand up to 10 million units per year.
The South Koreans have been able to gain useful experience with the Galaxy Fold in the production of foldable screens and smartphones for some time. Meanwhile, the second generation of the foldable smartphone is already available. The Galaxy Z Flip is another alternative with a foldable screen.
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