Apple could turn to Sharp and Innolux as third-display providers for the 4.7-inch iPhone 6, Taiwanese sources speaking with udn.com claim (via GforGames). This also means the return of the Apple-to-drop-Samsung rumour.
Since the two tech giants are fighting in court on four continents for smartphone supremacy, Apple has allegedly decided not to contract Samsung for iPhone 6 displays. Instead, the next-generation iPhone will use displays provided by Japan Display and LG Display.
The problem, claims the source, is the demand – it’s too high. Therefore, Apple is in need of a third supplier. Since Samsung has reportedly been cut out of the family picture, Sharp and Innolux are the potential manufacturers in talks with Apple.
Reports of a potential Innolux–Apple collaboration have been around for a while. Last year, for example, The China Times reported that Apple was testing the company’s touch-on-display technology. If Apple opts for Innolux, it will also opt for the touch-on-display technology the company is known for, a switch from the in-cell technology it uses for the iPhone 5s.