Being chosen as a supplier for Apple is a huge deal. Given how many millions of products the company sells, it also means that orders for companies are in the millions as well, which in turn means a lot of money. So far Samsung has been more or less monopolizing the OLED production for Apple’s iPhones, but it seems that Sharp wants a piece of that pie as well.
In a report from DigiTimes, it appears that Sharp is seeking to enter the supply chain and supply OLEDs to Apple for future iPhones. The company has reportedly rolled out its OLED panel line that has been designed for smartphones in mind in hopes of proving that they have the tech and facilities to help meet Apple’s needs.
That being said, some might argue that now is not a good time to be Apple’s supplier due to the fact that the company is facing weakening demand for its iPhones. However there are some who believe that the worst could soon be over, and that things could start picking up again for the Cupertino company. In fact if you were to believe the rumors, apparently Apple is expected to make the full transition to OLED next year which means that more iPhones than ever will need OLED panels, so it is understandable that Sharp doesn’t want to miss out on that.