An article in the Korea Herald suggests that Apple is eyeing up Samsung’s AMOLED technology for the iPad 3, with a view to releasing the iPad 2's successor later in the year. 9to5mac has reacted to the news by ingesting a liberal dose of salt, and we’re asking them to pass the spoon. Nom.
The Korea Herald writes: “Apple wants to tap into Samsung’s AMOLED technology for an upgraded version of the iPad2, considered as many as the iPad3 that is likely to be launched toward the end of this year. During Cook’s trip last week, Apple seems to have offered Samsung an advance for the AMOLED displays.”
Oh so many ways to pull that statement apart. Where do we start?
Ok, so Apple and Samsung already have a rather unorthodox relationship. Apple is massively reliant upon the Korea-based manufacturer for key iPhone and iPad components. Indeed, Apple is thought to be Samsung’s second biggest client behind Sony.
However, Apple recently sued Samsung as it reckoned the Samsung Galaxy S and Samsung Galaxy Tab, among others, had ripped off the “look and feel” of the iPhone and iPad.
Apple says: "Rather than innovate and develop its own technology and a unique Samsung style for its smart phone products and computer tablets, Samsung chose to copy Apple's technology, user interface and innovative style in these infringing products.”
And, though it was initially thought that Apple might crank out an iPad 3 later in the year, the success of the iPad 2 means that really won’t be necessary. Besides, Apple loves drip feeding its advances.
Anyone else for salt?