A recent visit to Korea by Apple's current CEO, Tim Cook, raises a notion of a cooperation between Samsung and Apple. Industry sources reported that Cook discussed incorporating Samsung's AMOLED (Active-matrix organic light-emitting diode) display for Apple's tablet PCs while visiting South Korea. Apple's current lineup (iPad 1 and 2) have liquid crystal displays. Their current supplier for the iPad's display is LG Display.
A source reported to The Korea Herald on the basis of anonymity:
Apple wants to tap into Samsung’s AMOLED technology for an upgraded version of the iPad 2, considered as many by the iPad 3 that is likely to be launched toward the end of this year.
Despite all this information, a Samsung Mobile Display spokesperson denies hearing of any such negotiations with Apple.
More so then just the technology itself, Apple's move to redesign the display could mean a new iPad (iPad 3) in the near future.
Source(s): The Korea Herald