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.

innolux-logo
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.

Related Forum: iPhone

Top Rated Comments

Keane16 Avatar
106 months 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.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
xtwentyseven Avatar
106 months 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.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Rogifan Avatar
106 months 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.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Crosscreek Avatar
106 months ago
OK, screens from 3 different suppliers. Who's going to get the bad ones?
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jonnysods Avatar
106 months ago
You gotta reduce any risk to being completely dependent on Samsung somehow!
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
aloshka Avatar
106 months 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"
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

Popular Stories

airpods pro 2 1

AirPods Pro 2 No Longer Expected to Feature Built-In Heart Rate or Body Temperature Sensor

Sunday July 3, 2022 8:07 pm PDT by
While past rumors have indicated the upcoming second-generation AirPods Pro will feature a built-in heart rate and body temperature sensor, Bloomberg's Mark Gurman has cast doubt on those rumors turning out to be true, saying instead such a feature is unlikely to come anytime soon. "Over the past few months, there have been rumors about this year's model gaining the ability to determine a...
top stories 2jul2022

Top Stories: M2 MacBook Air Release Date, New HomePod Rumor, and More

Saturday July 2, 2022 6:00 am PDT by
The M2 MacBook Pro has started making its way into customers' hands and we're learning more about how it performs in a variety of situations, but all eyes are really on the upcoming M2 MacBook Air which has seen a complete redesign and should be arriving in a couple of weeks. Other top stories this week included a host of product rumors including additional M2 and even M3 Macs, an updated...
Apple Watch 8 Unreleased Feature Thumb

Apple Watch Series 8 Model Rumored to Feature 5% Larger Display

Monday July 4, 2022 5:50 am PDT by
Apple is working on an Apple Watch Series 8 model with a larger display, according to DSCC's Ross Young and Haitong International Securities's Jeff Pu. In October last year, Young suggested that the Apple Watch Series 8 could come in three display sizes. Now, responding to a query about the rumor on Twitter, Young claims that the additional display size joining the Apple Watch lineup will be ...
intel go pc justin long

Windows Laptop Makers 'Worried' About New MacBook Air Impacting Sales

Tuesday July 5, 2022 6:57 am PDT by
The upcoming launch of Apple's redesigned MacBook Air with the M2 chip has some Windows laptop manufacturers "worried" that sales of Intel-based laptops will be negatively affected, according to industry sources cited by DigiTimes. "A Wintel brand vendor pointed out that at a price point of US$1,000-$1,500, the MacBook Air will crowd out other high-end notebooks," the report claims, with...
Apple Watch Series 8 What We Know Feature

Apple Watch Series 8 Might Be Able to Tell If You Have a Fever

Sunday July 3, 2022 6:36 am PDT by
The upcoming Apple Watch Series 8 will be able to tell a wearer if it believes they have a fever due to a higher than normal body temperature thanks to a new built-in sensor, according to Bloomberg's reliable Mark Gurman. Writing in the latest edition of his Power On newsletter, Gurman says that the Apple Watch Series 8 will feature a new body temperature sensor, given that the sensor passes ...
macbook air m2

Exclusive: Apple Plans to Launch MacBook Air With M2 Chip on July 15

Wednesday June 29, 2022 5:23 pm PDT by
The redesigned MacBook Air with the all-new M2 Apple silicon chip will be available for customers starting Friday, July 15, MacRumors has learned from a retail source. The new MacBook Air was announced and previewed during WWDC earlier this month, with Apple stating availability will begin in July. The MacBook Air features a redesigned body that is thinner and lighter than the previous...
European Commisssion

EU Approves Landmark Legislation to Regulate Apple and Other Big Tech Firms

Tuesday July 5, 2022 5:53 am PDT by
European Union lawmakers have approved landmark legislation to heavily regulate Apple, Google, Meta, and other big tech firms. The Digital Markets Act (DMA) and Digital Services Act (DSA) were proposed by the European Commission in December 2020. Now, collected in a "Digital Services Package," the legislation has been formally adopted by the European Parliament and seeks to address...