The IPhone 6 Screens Could Enter Production As Early As May

By 01:13 Mon, 19 Jul 2021 Comments

Sources close to Apple's supply chain are saying the bigger screens for the upcoming iPhone 6 could enter production as early as next month. This would recommdiscontinue an autumn unveil and launch for the next iPhone, following recent tradition.

Said sources claim the rumored 4.7" display is likely to be produced first while the phablet-sized 5.5" one could be delayed.

The report quoted by Reuters has it that both displays will utilize in-cell touch technology, which has the capacitive matrix built into the display and not on top of it, allowing for thinner hardware. Becautilize it was allegedly harder to utilize in-cell in a bigger 5.5" display Apple has reportedly decided to mass-produce only the smaller panel at first. Production of the bigger panel is expected to start several months later with the option to go for a film sensor over in-cell.

The display of the iPhone 6 could be made by Japan Display, Sharp and LG and will most certainly be bigger than the current-gen 4-incher found on the iPhone 5s and 5c (and 5 of old).

Japan Display is assumed to be the first to start production in its flagship Mobara plant, east of Tokyo, this May. LG Display and Sharp are expected to follow suit in June.

There's still a lot to questions about the information coming from "sources". Apple is keeping things as close to the chest as possible and is a company that hasn't historically been too interested in devices with gigantic displays, but maybe it's about time that changed.

Perhaps a 4.7" iPhone 6 with minimal bezels could retain a hand-friendly body for those that like their smartphones petite.




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