Samsung and Sharp will not be producing the 4.7-inch panel found on the next iPhone. Instead, Innolux will serve as Apple’s third display manufacturer, according to Taiwan’s UDN.
According to the report, Apple cut Samsung because they also serve as a competitor. Sharp was eliminated from contention over quality issues.
Taiwan-based Innolux, which is one the world’s leading TFT-LCD providers, joins LG Display and Japan Display Corporation as the three display manufacturers for the so-called “iPhone 6.”
In April, Reuters claimed that Sharp, not Innolux, would serve as Apple’s third display manufacturer on the new iPhone.
Apple’s next iPhone is likely to arrive in September and could be available in two screen sizes: 4.7-inches and 5.5-inches. The iPhone 6 is expected to utilize sapphire glass in its display. This will be produced by Apple in collaboration with the Arizona-based GT Advanced Technologies, and use of the ultra-durable material means Corning’s Gorilla Glass will be dropped from Apple’s iPhones.
For more on Apple’s next iPhone, see: Ahead Of Apple’s Bigger, 5.5-Inch iPhone 6, One-Third Of All Smartphones Are Phablets, Ahead Of Apple’s Bigger, 5.5-Inch iPhone 6, One-Third Of All Smartphones Are Phablets, and New Foxconn Renders Provide A Closer Look At Apple’s Bigger, 4.7-Inch iPhone 6.