“The OLED version of the new iPhone will all be curved as Apple ordered all plastic OLED -- not glass -- from Samsung Display. Samsung is capable of supplying a little less than 100 million units of curved OLED displays to Apple,” a source familiar with the matter told The Korea Herald.
The site says plastic OLED are used for curved panels like the one on the Galaxy S7 Edge but glass OLED is typically used for flat panels. To differentiate from Samsung's devices, Apple is said to be using new sensing technology.
“The upcoming iPhone may use new sensing technology, which enables the phone to respond when users touch any side of the device. But, Apple may not adopt this technology,” the source added, without elaborating further on details.
Apple is expected to rely entirely on Samsung for OLED panels next year but will add suppliers moving forward. Please follow iClarified on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, or RSS for updates.