In-cell technology reportedly has issues, Apple looks to new supplier
Apple’s next-in-line iPhone, be it the iPhone 5S or the fully-fledged iPhone 6, is getting new display technology from Chimei Innolux, a Chinese panel manufacturer said to be able to produce better displays for Apple’s high-end smartphones.The China Times today reports that Apple has requested some test samples to see how “touch-on-display” technology compares to “in-cell” technology, the current specification for the iPhone 5.
Reported issues surrounding the latter have prompted Apple to turn its attention away from LG Display, one of the current manufacturers of iPhone 5 screens.
The Cupertino giant is now reportedly eyeing Chimei Innolux, which promises to offer good yield rates and reliable screens which record touch input with greater sensitivity.
It may take a while for Apple to transition screen manufacturing to another supplier. Whether the iPhone 5S is up next, Apple’s rumored iPhone 6 refresh this fall will most likely benefit from the new technology.