With each week passing by, we appear to be learning more and more regarding Apple’s plans for the next-gen iPhone. As we all know, the huge amount of leaks and rumors that have populated the blogosphere for the past several months suggest that the iPhone 6 will come in two sizes; boasting a 4.7 inch and 5.44 / 5.5 inch screen respectively (also known as the iPhone Air).
According to reports, Apple has partnered up with both LG Display (LGD) as well as Japan Display Corporation (JDI) in order to manufacture the 4.7 inch panels of the iPhone 6. However, two manufacturers are not enough for the anticipated high demand of the next iPhone, and the Cupertino giant was searching for a third supplier. Judging by the latest reports, Apple may have just found its third partner. More details after the break.
iPhone 6 to Use Innolux Displays
According to the Taiwanese media, Apple was in talks with Samsung, Sharp and Innolux, in order for one of these companies to be the third manufacturer producing the 4.7 inch panel of the iPhone 6. Based on these latest reports however, Apple has decided to turn down Samsung and Sharp, and has chosen to stick with Innolux instead.
Allegedly, the reason why Apple refused to collaborate with Samsung is because the Korean tech giant is too much of a direct competitor. As far as Sharp goes, Apple turned down the said company, following the analysis of the first wave of sample panels, which appear to be suffering from “Moire” issues.
As for Innolux, the said company has a bit of a history behind it, as it’s been one of the world-leading TFT-LCD suppliers since it’s been established back in 2003. Innolux has provided displays and touch panels for various niches, including the TV and desktop monitor market; for notebooks as well as mobile devices.
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