Sony joining the display supplier club for next iPhone

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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14 Comments

1. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

Samsung dont let the door hit you on the way out

2. tward291

Posts: 559; Member since: Feb 14, 2012

lol no kidding i guess apple didnt need them after all

3. buggerrer

Posts: 306; Member since: Sep 21, 2011

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

4. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

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

5. rudlie

Posts: 205; Member since: Mar 13, 2012

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

6. joey18

Posts: 668; Member since: Jul 20, 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

7. a_tumiwa

Posts: 393; Member since: Mar 16, 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.

8. mercorp

Posts: 1045; Member since: Jan 28, 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.

9. N.Reynolds

Posts: 257; Member since: Feb 15, 2011

Not surprised considering Apple is supposedly thinking about purchasing Sony.

11. romeo1

Posts: 816; Member since: Jan 06, 2012

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

13. SleepingOz unregistered

PURE BS!

14. Ksolaoke

Posts: 9; Member since: Dec 11, 2011

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

10. Aaron_R96 unregistered

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 :)

12. DigitalMD

Posts: 226; Member since: Feb 17, 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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