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

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.

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26 Comments

1. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Samsung inside the Apple

5. Miracles

Posts: 560; Member since: Aug 31, 2013

Great hardware maker. So they are inside a lot of other things too.

2. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

960x1704= iHD

3. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

What is your name then?

9. Puponautas

Posts: 7; Member since: May 12, 2014

What's the point of higher when you won't any differences and won't loose your processing resources and battery life?

10. hassoups

Posts: 473; Member since: Jun 06, 2013

Oh but you can see the difference.

13. Puponautas

Posts: 7; Member since: May 12, 2014

phonearena.com/news/Quad-HD-vs-1080p-vs-720p-compa​rison-heres-whats-the-difference_id55697 If you are looking at your display by 3-10 inches distance, which is stupid and hurts your eyes, then you will notice difference....

15. NexusPhan

Posts: 632; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

You absolutely can see the difference. I can see the loss of smoothness of text under normal usage when going from my Nexus 5 to my Girlfriend's iPhone 5. You need 477 pixels per inch at 12 inches for a true "retina" display. http://www.wired.com/2010/06/iphone-4-retina/

26. mrblah

Posts: 577; Member since: Jan 22, 2013

You said that backwards, you see the loss going back to that hunkOfS.

11. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

More vivid More intricate details Super pinpoint viewing Super sharp almost say like a microscope

4. Lt.Green

Posts: 397; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Is there any part of the iPhone that Apple made themselves?

6. paulyyd

Posts: 340; Member since: Jan 08, 2011

the chip my friend

8. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Which one?

25. sgodsell

Posts: 7004; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

They design the chip. But had Samsung make a numbers of CPUs for them, including the A7. Which I think for the A8, they will be using tsmc and Samsung will now be the secondary supplier of A8 CPUs.

27. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

They tweak the chip after ARM does all the heavy lifting. It's like a kid's coloring book: Yeah, you can make a pretty picture, but at the end of the day you're just coloring within the lines at best, coloring-by-the-numbers at worst.

12. farhad_per

Posts: 128; Member since: Mar 26, 2014

Actually the colors...! They choose the colors themselves alone...! Nice...

18. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

iOS...

24. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

They manage to have parts from different manufacturer work smooth in one device..

7. amiaq

Posts: 509; Member since: Jun 30, 2012

Don't come crawling back Apple!!

14. CyberFalcon

Posts: 223; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

why not lg?

16. Topcat488

Posts: 1412; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

If Innolux is so experienced in making glass screens for everything, why is it that they were in the "red ink"...The two new jobs should help Innolux make up for prior years of red ink. Apple choose this company because it was cheaper and a good deal, IMO. O.o

23. Ashoaib

Posts: 3271; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

Cheaper??? yeah... apple love to put cheaper components in premium chassis so if0ol can be fooled with extrior premium looks... seeing is believing

17. darkkjedii

Posts: 30880; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Yeah, for now. Trust that Samsung WILL be making panels for apple. They're frienemies, we're the fools who hate each other, while they bank off of us.

19. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Wise well said post +1

20. darkkjedii

Posts: 30880; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Dude go away man.

21. rockers123

Posts: 137; Member since: Sep 08, 2013

And we all know that again Apple will come to Samsung to get solutions for issues like burn-in

22. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Apple will not solve OLED burn-in. You can be sure about that! :)

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