New report seconds talk of issues with the production of Full-Active LCD panels for Apple iPhone 9

New report seconds talk of issues with the production of Full-Active LCD panels for Apple iPhone 9
Back in January, we told you that the phone dubbed the Apple iPhone 9 might use a type of LCD screen called Full-Active  Flex LCD. Similar to the more expensive OLED screens, these LCD displays are flexible enough to accommodate the notch; and since the display features a .5mm edge on all sides, the iPhone 9, even with an LCD screen, could feature the near bezel-less look seen on the AMOLED equipped iPhone X. The Full-Active Flex LCD screen was created by Japan Display, and the panels not only are more flexible than regular LCD screens, they also consume less energy.

A report published today states that mass production of the Full-Active Flex LCD displays for the iPhone 9 began earlier this month. The screen uses the third generation of Japan Display's Pixel Eyes touch sensor, which is said to be very accurate. However, the report mentions an extremely low yield rate of 1%, which we find hard to believe. But with a rate that low, previous reports claiming that the iPhone 9 won't be released until November, make sense.

While we recently heard that the bezels on the iPhone 9 will be thicker than those on the 5.8-inch iPhone X sequel and 6.5-inch iPhone X Plus models, this might not actually be the case with the use of the Full-Active LCD screens. That is, if the production issues can be ironed out. Last month, industry sources said that pre-production screens were coming off the line with light leakage around the notch area of the displays.

As usual, we expect Apple to unveil its new iPhone models in September.

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25 Comments

1. JimmieCrakCorn

Posts: 143; Member since: Nov 20, 2017

Apple is so incompetent they can't even build the hardware required to put into their inferior piece of sht iPhones. Apple is basically a lowly reseller of left-over Samsung OLEDs... you know, the QA rejects that accidentally has a notch cut into it by some noobie intern. LOL!

5. Phullofphil

Posts: 1728; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

Boy you are dumber than hammered shi*. Please stay away from sharp objects.

8. JimmieCrakCorn

Posts: 143; Member since: Nov 20, 2017

@PhullofSht. Prove you're smarter than me, fool! Learn to use an elegant 2018 phone that doesn't vomit its apps drawer all over the homescreen like a disorganized amateurish piece of kraap fruit phone from 2007 designed to be used by simpletons.

10. Leo_MC

Posts: 5884; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

This is the internet: nobody had to prove a goddam thing to a dumb ass like you. If you don't know how Apple works with those who make the parts for their devices, that's you who need to learn, before comming out on the big league of tech lovers.

14. JimmieCrakCorn

Posts: 143; Member since: Nov 20, 2017

@Leo_MC. "This is the internet: nobody had to prove a goddam thing to a dumb ass like you." Au contraire notch-for-brains! In order to have the privilege of being exposed to my incredibly superior intellect in a comments exchange, all iTards must by law prove with notarized official government documents that they are not birthed by a sub-species of poo-flinging chimpanzees. That said, the important things to address here are 1) Who left the primates cage open? and 2) Take your stinking paws off me you damn dirty ape!

15. midan

Posts: 2411; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

"that doesn't vomit its apps drawer all over the homescreen" What are you Android users do with your phones? I don't know about you, but most of time i open different apps, more apps i have available on homescreen the easier and faster for me it's to use them. Why would i want to waste my homescreen space for something else?

16. JimmieCrakCorn

Posts: 143; Member since: Nov 20, 2017

@midol. "Why would i want to waste my homescreen space for something else?" If you have to ask, then you're too ignorant a noobie to deserve to know. Using Apple's ancient ugly grid-of-icons homescreen from 2007 is not a good way to go through life in the 21st century. Wise up son, life is quickly passing you by!

17. midan

Posts: 2411; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

Then why all our desktop Windows look exactly like that and been since first Windows? Because it just works. Microsoft tried something else with their Modern tile stuff and people absolutely hated it, why? Because most times you just open apps or softwares, that's the way we use these devices. Again i can't see anything better use for my homescreen than have as many app shortcuts that i can, just like with my desktop pc or tablet. "Using Apple's ancient ugly grid-of-icons homescreen from 2007 is not a good way to go through life in the 21st century" No, it's the best way, other way i would spend my days swiping my homescreens to find a right app, now i have plenty right away.

18. JimmieCrakCorn

Posts: 143; Member since: Nov 20, 2017

@midol. "No, it's the best way, other way i would spend my days swiping my homescreens to find a right app, now i have plenty right away." "Best way"... that's cute! Your severe shortcomings in not knowing how to properly and efficiently use a superior modern Android phone UI (or Windows PC) is not my problem. If you ask nicely, I would gladly show you how a smart person would brilliantly set up an Android homescreen that is classy with high aesthetics, efficiency, and function. My price is $200 per hour prepaid up front. Send BTC money to this bitcoin address: 8NoZjhHKr1DzqTsHiisTR1bYssu8ySH4Uq

23. cmdacos

Posts: 3651; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

"Then why all our desktop Windows look exactly like that and been since first Windows? Because it just works." Is this why mac screens are full of icons?/s

21. cmdacos

Posts: 3651; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

I have 97 apps on my home screen but you only see 18 on the bottom third of the phone (where they can be easily reached btw). That's why, for me, the iOS homescreen layout is like looking at an archaeological study...

7. SyCo87

Posts: 262; Member since: Sep 19, 2013

You do know that every OEM uses parts from other companies right?

9. keithrichjr23

Posts: 1; Member since: Jul 28, 2018

Wasn’t gonna reply but dude you need a life. Your really on your phone or pc for 24 hours. I see you hating on Apple in every thread. Have a great day

2. theviolinist

Posts: 209; Member since: Feb 03, 2018

kiddo, i think they're searching for you, they say you escaped from the kindergarten

3. Rigmaster

Posts: 232; Member since: Jan 22, 2018

This isn't going to matter as long as it gets worked out. There's demand and demand will wait because other phonemakers haven't stepped up when opportunities like this come. This will probably be the last LCD screen Apple uses on phones and will sell for the next 2-3 years so no reason to rush.

4. Atrixboyyy

Posts: 570; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

1% is prrrretty low. Doubt this will matter in the end but interesting none the less.

12. etron

Posts: 29; Member since: Sep 12, 2014

You know Apple has copied a bunch of stuff from android and android has copied from Apple they all copy if you don't think so you have your head up someone's sticky butt maybe Tim cooks butt I've had both oses but prefer android I've had less issues from android but that's me I don't make excuses if it dont work for me it's a piece of s**t so Apple did not work for me but again that's me if you don't like what I commented here move on to the next comment cause I dot give a hoot.

20. Trex95

Posts: 2314; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

Like what?.

26. cheetah2k

Posts: 2098; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

24. cheetah2k

Posts: 2098; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

1% yield. is the forecast for release Nov 2019? Bwahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!

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