Within a few months time Apple is expected to announce the 4.7-inch iPhone 6. There is increasing speculation about the device’s specifications but nothing is known for sure as yet. Latest word on the street is that Apple has finalized the display suppliers it will tap for the iPhone 6 display and this time around it looks like Apple has squeezed Samsung out of the process.
There is no shortage of reports and rumors claiming that Apple wants to end its reliance on Samsung. The two have been engaged in brutal legal battles for over a couple of years now and apparently the Cupertino company wants to pull its business just to spite the Korean juggernaut.
A new report published today claims that LG and Japan Display have both been tapped for the iPhone 6 displays alongside Innolux. It rejected Sharp because of certain unexplained issues with the displays it produced and Samsung just because it wanted to. There’s obviously no official confirmation from the company so we’ll have to assume that the report is right. Though even though when both companies were involved in lengthy trials they continued to do business with each other.
A recent report claims that Apple and Samsung are giving out of court settlement talks another shot as a second patent infringement trial looms ahead. Both of them have already spent millions on legal fees and they always seem to end up back in court again. Perhaps a settlement might be possible this time around as Apple recently dropped all patent related litigation with Motorola as well.