AU Optronics to Produce Display Panels for iPhone - Rumor
According to the latest rumors, a firm called AU Optronics (AUO) will supply Apple with 4-inch, 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch display panels for the next generation of iPhones. Although both Apple and AU Optronics refused to comment on the issue, the rumor actually looks quite plausible as the guys from Cupertino need an additional supplier to avoid supply constraints.
It should be noted, however, that the first device equipped with a display manufactured by AUO will reportedly be the iPhone 7. It is rumored to be released in 2016.
AU Optronics (AUO) will reportedly sign an agreement with Apple to will supply the vendor with panels for the iPhone, according to a report from TechNews.
AUO is expected to supply 4-inch panels and is currently prepping 4.7- and 5.5-inch LTPS In-Cell displays at its L3A and 3B fabs, the report added.
Currently, it is impossible to check the legitimacy of the aforementioned rumors, so it is better to take them with a few pinches of salt. Nevertheless, I believe we may be sure Apple will diversify the list of its suppliers by 2016.
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