Apple to nix Samsung and Sharp as iPhone 6 display suppliers, sides with Innolux instead

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Apple to nix Samsung and Sharp as iPhone 6 display suppliers, sides with Innolux instead
Apple is said to ditch Samsung and Sharp as display suppliers for its upcoming iPhone(s), and will strive to replace them with Innolux. The main panel makers will still remain LG and Japan Display, but they apparently won't be able to satisfy the expected demand, so Apple will be hedging its bets with another one, it just won't be Samsung or Sharp, which have been the usual suspects so far.

A Taiwanese publication is reporting that when choosing between Samsung, Sharp and Innolux, Apple settled with the latter, and tasked it with making the supplementary batches of the alleged 4.7" display for the iPhone 6. Samsung is apparently too much of a direct competitor, while Sharp has been having quality and yield issues with the rumored ultrathin 960x1704 pixels panel, that manifested in “moiré” effect with the test batches produced.

Innolux is one of the largest OEM LCD display makers, producing flat panels for everything - from phones, through notebook and desktop monitors, to TVs, so it's not lacking experience in the field one bit. It was also rumored to replace Samsung for the iPad mini panels, so the collaboration with Apple has a history, too.

source: EconomicDaily via G4Games

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