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Apple, Samsung to partner for new iPad screen?

Ready for your first big iPad 3 rumor?

A Wednesday report from The Korea Herald claimed that Apple COO and acting head Tim Cook visited Samsung headquarters last week to negotiate an advanced purchase of the super-high definition screens for the next iPad.

But a report from Apple Insider, citing display news site, said that it’s highly unlikely that Apple will get the screens, as Samsung is believed to have delayed making the screens for devices between six and nine inches until 2012.

In a February interview with in February, the managing director of the industry’s professional association, Barry Young, said there was no way Apple would release a device with OLED in 2011.

“Maybe 2012,” he told the site.

OLED-info, another news site dedicated solely to the displays, also threw cold water on the rumor, reporting that Samsung spokesperson said he had not heard of any discussions with Apple.

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Hayley Tsukayama covers consumer technology for The Washington Post.



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