AUO reportedly blessed with iPhone panel orders, including a 4" one for an iPhone 7c

AUO reportedly blessed with iPhone panel orders, including a 4
Just when one renowned analyst tipped that a 4" iPhone 6c is unlikely, comes the speculation that Apple has sourced AU Optronics (AUO) as an alternative display supplier for the upcoming iPhone 6S (or iPhone 7), iPhone 6S Plus, and... surprise, surprise... iPhone 6c.

Those murky "supply chain sources" are saying that Apple wants to diversify its screen panel suppliers - both for current and future iPhones, as the yields have been inconsistent from the current crop of iPhone screen panel makers. AUO is apparently in flux to start making 4.7- and 5.5-inch LTPS In-Cell displays at its L3A and 3B fabs, as well as a the elusive 4-inch panel we keep hearing about.

Other reports from Taiwanese media, however, insist that the AUO screens, including the 4" one, won't get in play until Apple's 2016 crop of handsets. Does that mean that we will have to wait for an iPhone 7c next year to know for sure if Apple is preparing another "budget" $500 handset after the 5c fiasco? Unlikely, as we will probably hear much more about it sooner than that.

source: Digitimes

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5 Comments

1. drunkenjay

Posts: 1695; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

no offence but the 6c looks better than the iphone 6/s (stated 6s since it is going to look the same).

2. bucky

Posts: 3790; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

They need to decrease the price next time around if they want a volume based iPhone. The 5c price put it out of contention

4. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

They don't actually want to sell the "c" phones that much. Their entire purpose with those was to strong arm their loyal customer base into the higher priced models. To decrease the price would be to cannibalize their own profit margins in more ways than one.

3. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

I would really love new 4" iPhone with 2GB of RAM.

5. nodes

Posts: 1160; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

agreed. iPhone 5S is still a beast though. heck, even the iPhone 5 still runs really fine on latest iOS.

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