Apple is reportedly preparing to launch an OLED-based iPhone, along with OLED notebooks and displays, according to sources at LG in Korea. Australian publication Smarthouse claims that Apple have already produced a prototype netbook with an OLED display, and potentially touch-screen capabilities too.
As well as the touch-sensitivity, LG are apparently also working on a display coating that will reduce or eliminate “finger marking”, which was observed as a significant issue in the Apple prototype. The OLED iPhone will be joined by a similarly-featured new iPod touch.
The OLED displays are part of a reported $500m deal between Apple and LG for panel production up until 2013. Apple has previously been rumored to be sourcing multitouch panels for a netbook or slate-style tablet device.