Apple to switch to a new display technology to reduce the thickness of iPhone 6

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According to China Times, Apple plans to reduce the thickness of the next-gen iPhone display by using one BEF-film instead of two as in the current model smartphone. This will make the device more compact, but it can lead to interruptions in the supply of displays for the iPhone 6.

However, up until now Apple and Miebea (the supplier) have used two BEFs, and delivering a new backlight with just a single brightness enhancement film can allegedly cause yield issues. To our understanding, the reason why a single BEF could cause yield issues is because the remaining layer needs to be better enough to get the job done by itself. As for the alleged yield problems, these reports suggest that some of Minebea’s backlight orders will be taken over by OMRON and Radiant.”, – writes Chinese newspaper.

The iPhone 6 full production is scheduled for July this year, journalists found out in China Times. Screens will be based on sensor technology in-cell, in which are integrated directly into the display, allowing to reduce the thickness of the Apple smartphone. For supplying displays for next-gen iPhone, Apple will go with LG, Sharp and JDI.

Rumors indicate that Apple will introduce two models of the new iPhone 6 smartphones this Fall, in which , one of which will receive a 4.7-inch display, and the other  a 5.5-inchscreen display. While the older model will differ from the latest one, not only by the size of the screen, but some technical specs, specially with a camera with optical image stabilization and a built-in 128GB and will sell for $100 more than the 4.7-inch version.

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