Apple Allegedly Tapping Innolux as 3rd iPhone 6 Display Supplier Ahead of Expected High Demand

Monday May 19, 2014 6:40 AM PDT by Kelly Hodgkins
According to Taiwan's Economic Daily News as reported by GforGames, Apple may be turning to Taiwnese supplier Innolux to provide display panels for its 4.7-inch iPhone 6 model. Apple reportedly has contracted with LG Display and Japan Display Corporation for the 4.7-inch panels, with Innolux added as a third partner to support the expected high demand for a larger iPhone model.

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Apple may have been negotiating with Samsung and Sharp as well as Innolux for the panels, but the Cupertino company was said to have rejected offers from Samsung and Sharp.
Allegedly, the reason why Apple refused to collaborate with Samsung is because the Korean tech giant is too much of a direct competitor. As far as Sharp goes, Apple turned down the said company, following the analysis of the first wave of sample panels, which appear to be suffering from “Moire” issues.
Innolux has a long history of working with Apple on display technology, with the company reportedly suppling panels for previous Apple products such as the iPad 2 and the iPad 3.

It's not surprising that Apple would bring in a third supplier for the iPhone 6 as demand is reportedly strong for a larger iPhone model, with Cantor Fitzgerald analyst Brian White calling the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 launch "a special one" for Apple. Apple's next iPhone model is expected to arrive in two display sizes, with a 4.7-inch model likely debuting this fall, and the 5.5-inch possibly landing several months later.

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Posted: 23 weeks ago
I can't be the only one with that sinking realisation that there really will not be a 4 inch iPhone this time round.

I'm glad for those that have championed a bigger screen finally getting what they want. But I really have no need for the bigger screen on my phone.
Rating: 9 Votes
Posted: 23 weeks ago

I can't be the only one with that sinking realisation that there really will not be a 4 inch iPhone this time round.

I'm glad for those that have championed a bigger screen finally getting what they want. But I really have no need for the bigger screen on my phone.


I'm with you on this one. I have an iPad for that.
Rating: 6 Votes
Posted: 23 weeks ago

Pardon my ignorance but - never heard of them. What's their pedigree? Show me other products they've been involved in so I know I'm paying for a decent product.

I trust Apple but worry that spreading the work may reduce the quality.


According to this article iPad 2 and 3.
Rating: 4 Votes
Posted: 23 weeks ago
You gotta reduce any risk to being completely dependent on Samsung somehow!
Rating: 3 Votes
Posted: 23 weeks ago
OK, screens from 3 different suppliers. Who's going to get the bad ones?
Rating: 3 Votes
Posted: 23 weeks ago
Pardon my ignorance but - never heard of them. What's their pedigree? Show me other products they've been involved in so I know I'm paying for a decent product.

I trust Apple but worry that spreading the work may reduce the quality.
Rating: 2 Votes
Posted: 22 weeks ago

I still love Apple and always will because they make their $$$ of selling products that people like and choose to buy.


That makes no sense dude.. every company in the world fits into that description..
Rating: 2 Votes
Posted: 22 weeks ago

That makes no sense dude.. every company in the world fits into that description..


Google is neither a software or a hardware company. They make all their $$$ off ads. They create free services to get as many people on them as possible for free and get them to have the best brand recognition you can think of "google it", "I'll check google maps", etc; then they advertise on them when people can no longer leave them (maps for instance on android used to not have ads). Android is just a great ad channel for Google, thus it exists. They did not make it because they wanted to compete in the market. I'm not even sure they make money off Android itself, it's open source. That's why Google doesn't even have a support number you can call, they don't care. They are not a consumer company.

So no, not every company in the world fits that description. In fact, quite the opposite, most do NOT. I can continue with Dell, HP, etc... and tell you all about how you can make a business off making mediocre products and still make millions if you have a decent market share that you got from the beginning of the business when you did make quality products. But that won't make sense for you either ... "dude"
Rating: 2 Votes
Posted: 23 weeks ago

I can't be the only one with that sinking realisation that there really will not be a 4 inch iPhone this time round.

I'm glad for those that have championed a bigger screen finally getting what they want. But I really have no need for the bigger screen on my phone.


I felt the same way with my 4S, but decided to go for the 5 when it came out anyway. It grew on me; and while I still don't think you really NEED a bigger screen, I'm glad I got it.

I agree that we don't really need a yet bigger screen, but I'm going to give it a try. I'm betting it will grow on me just like th 5 did.
Rating: 1 Votes
Posted: 23 weeks ago

OK, screens from 3 different suppliers. Who's going to get the bad ones?


Yeah , this is bad news. Going to hold off until they figure out which which vendor has ghosting, horrible color saturation, or really bad backlight bleeding.

Maybe I'm just biased. Getting bored with apple , thinking windows phone.
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