Apple has further incorporated Samsung into its OLED supply chain to diversify its panel suppliers, causing LG Display to no longer be the sole provider of OLED displays for the Apple Watch. Since the two have bumped up cooperation in the wearables segment, Apple is now receiving samples OLED displays that may be used in upcoming iPhone models.
Apple's been rumored to be considering the move to OLED for a while now and the report says the company will likely make a decision on the display in November. The decision would also affect Samsung's plan for producing curved OLED panels at its A3 facilities.
It's unclear if Apple is looking to outfit the iPhone 7 with an OLED display or whether its considering the display for an iPhone model further down the line.
Additionally, the report notes that Apple will strengthen its relationship with JDI for higher-end displays following recent investments in the company.