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Sony joining the display supplier club for next iPhone

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Sony joining the display supplier club for next iPhone
New reports suggest that Sony will be joining Sharp Corp, Toshiba Mobile Display, and LG Display Co as the 4th supplier of “in-cell” displays for Apple’s next generation iPhone. Apparently the Japanese company started production back in February and is now beginning to ramp-up manufacturing.

Opposed to the popular capacitive touch screens, in-cell technology allows the device to be significantly thinner because it embeds the capacitive touch sensors into the LCD filter array. Unfortunately because of manufacturing complexities, the yield is relatively low. That may be why Apple is looking for additional suppliers, particularly after experiencing constraints in the supply chain of the iPad’s retina display.

AU Optronics and Chimei Innolux are also capable of producing in-cell displays, but neither currently have facilities that are ready for production. AU Optronics is already an approved Apple supplier and has been rumored to be producing screens for the rumored iPad Mini.

source: AppleInsider

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posted on 21 May 2012, 17:15 8

1. gallitoking (Posts: 4690; Member since: 17 May 2011)


Samsung dont let the door hit you on the way out

posted on 21 May 2012, 17:30 5

2. tward291 (Posts: 559; Member since: 14 Feb 2012)


lol no kidding i guess apple didnt need them after all

posted on 21 May 2012, 17:44 4

3. buggerrer (Posts: 288; Member since: 21 Sep 2011)


Deja vu!! and then, they back to Samsung.

posted on 21 May 2012, 17:56 8

4. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6665; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


Sony don't sell your parts to Apple. They ban every one

posted on 21 May 2012, 18:26 4

5. rudlie (Posts: 182; Member since: 13 Mar 2012)


Samsung display is burning new ipad. May be samsung can produce teflon for that hahaha lol

posted on 21 May 2012, 18:49 4

6. joey18 (Posts: 523; Member since: 20 Jul 2010)


Samsung will make mistake if let sony make thos displays apple is too powerfull they will change the way how samsung is the 1 copycats thas why apple is moving forward

posted on 21 May 2012, 20:59 3

7. a_tumiwa (Posts: 287; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)


sony is display manufacturer? but why they still use Samsung panel on many of their product (phone, TV, etc.) ?
seriously i doubt this news.
Maybe tomorrow we will have a news about Philips join the supplier club. LOL.

posted on 22 May 2012, 00:18 2

8. mercorp (Posts: 974; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)


Sooner or later sony will have to rely on supplying apple with parts in order to keep it alive.
The high yen,tsunami,earthquake,....etc,etc.

posted on 22 May 2012, 00:49 1

9. N.Reynolds (Posts: 257; Member since: 15 Feb 2011)


Not surprised considering Apple is supposedly thinking about purchasing Sony.

posted on 22 May 2012, 07:15

11. romeo1 (Posts: 269; Member since: 06 Jan 2012)


If that would be true i would consider switching to another brand.
Cause i don't want people to know my evey move ;)

posted on 22 May 2012, 09:21

13. SleepingOz (unregistered)


PURE BS!

posted on 22 May 2012, 12:47 1

14. Ksolaoke (Posts: 9; Member since: 11 Dec 2011)


Stop chatting s**t, if that happens I'm better off without a phone

posted on 22 May 2012, 01:21 4

10. Aaron_R96 (Posts: 198; Member since: 22 Jan 2012)


Oh yeah, I remember when rumour had it that apple wanted to buy Sony... in 2010.. really cant see that happening though, it was more like one of Steve Jobs' little fantasies, anyway yeah thats not true :)

posted on 22 May 2012, 08:57

12. DigitalMD (Posts: 226; Member since: 17 Feb 2010)


Unfortunately the promise of smart phones is no longer viable. With data cost skyrocketing and carriers capping bandwidth, its back to the days of SMS and voice.

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