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Old Aug 19, 2014, 08:33 AM   #1
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Supply Chain Indicates LG Display Will Be Primary iPhone 6 Display Supplier




According to supply chain sources, LG Display will be the largest supplier of display panels for Apple's upcoming iPhone 6 handset. As relayed by G 4 Games, the Korean company allegedly beat out rivals Samsung, Sharp, and Japan Display to earn the top supplier spot. A March report had claimed Apple was working with LG, Japan Display, and Sharp on the panels, but a May follow-up indicated Sharp had been dropped over quality issues as Apple turned to Taiwanese company Innolux to fill out its display supplier group.

The original Feng.com report does not provide details on the number of panels being produced by LG and the other display manufacturers, but analysts predict Apple is preparing to manufacture up to 80 million iPhone 6 units by the end of the year.

While the next-generation iPhone is expected to ship in both 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch versions, it is unclear whether the rumored sapphire crystal display will make its way into all iPhone models. A recent report from the Wall Street Journal suggested supply constraints may limit sapphire to more expensive, higher-end models.

These details and more likely will be revealed during Apple's expected September iPhone event. Apple is rumored to be unveiling its iPhone 6, with the 4.7-inch version going on sale shortly after the announcement. The larger 5.5-inch model could launch alongside the smaller model or up to several months later.

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Old Aug 19, 2014, 08:36 AM   #2
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I just want to know the resolution of the new displays. I'm hoping for 1920x1080. Having the same on both sizes would be nice.
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Who was the supplier of the 5S display?
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Old Aug 19, 2014, 08:43 AM   #4
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I just want to know the resolution of the new displays. I'm hoping for 1920x1080. Having the same on both sizes would be nice.
it wont be, to make it easy for devs
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Old Aug 19, 2014, 08:51 AM   #5
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it wont be, to make it easy for devs
Making it the same on both would make it easy for devs.

And there is no reason for this if its @3x or @4x:

http://9to5mac.com/2014/06/02/xcode-...n-resolutions/
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Old Aug 19, 2014, 08:53 AM   #6
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I just want to know the resolution of the new displays. I'm hoping for 1920x1080. Having the same on both sizes would be nice.
It's 1704x960 according to 9to5mac.
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Old Aug 19, 2014, 08:54 AM   #7
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Good. Now less Samesung supplier till zero % Samesung.

Hopefully this LG wont backstab Apple.
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Old Aug 19, 2014, 08:54 AM   #8
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On all of these iPhone 6 related articles I find myself reading only one paragraph because the other 4-6 paragraphs are just old info .
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Old Aug 19, 2014, 09:06 AM   #9
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Free image retention for everyone!
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Old Aug 19, 2014, 09:56 AM   #10
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Who was the supplier of the 5S display?
LG display
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Old Aug 19, 2014, 10:01 AM   #11
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Good. Now less Samesung supplier till zero % Samesung.

Hopefully this LG wont backstab Apple.
I would concern myself more with screen issues with LG as many articles/complaints were published about LG's screens on the retina MBP vs Samsung's.
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Old Aug 19, 2014, 10:33 AM   #12
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*sees terrible LG panels on rMBP*

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Old Aug 19, 2014, 10:36 AM   #13
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I remember how bad lg panels were

I had to swap them for better Samsung panels
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Old Aug 19, 2014, 10:44 AM   #14
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Lg panels on iMac not good either

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I remember how bad lg panels were

I had to swap them for better Samsung panels
On my 3rd replacement lg panel on my 27" 2010 iMac. (Thank you AppleCare) All failed with the same smudge cloud problem, as has been well documented on this site. All looked real nice before failing, though! :-)

Hopefully these displays are a much different breed.
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Old Aug 19, 2014, 11:12 AM   #15
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Starting in late 2013, both LG and samesung have had bad rMBP panels. It's not tied to a certain manufacturer. Would love to see some real data supporting otherwise, instead of just conjecture based on Internet forum complaints.
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Making it the same on both would make it easy for devs.

And there is no reason for this if its @3x or @4x:

http://9to5mac.com/2014/06/02/xcode-...n-resolutions/
There's nothing in iOS 8 to help deal with a screen density higher than **~326PPI.

If you use auto-layout and the new iOS 8 "size classes" and use the simulator at this supposed "3x" resolution of 1704x960, your app will reflow its layout accordingly.

But when you'll try to use this app on the 4.7" iPhone 6, buttons, text and tap targets will become too small to use because of the increased PPI (which would be around 416PPI). This means developpers would have to spend a lot of time resizing UI elements by some non-integer fraction as auto-layout is meant to resize the layout, not the individual buttons and UI elements (which have to be a certain minimum size relative to the 326PPI standard retina PPI).

Or if they do use this 3x trick to keep the same layouts (starting with the non-retina 16:9 layout and multiplying coordinates by 3) the result would be the same exact interface as the iPhone 5/5S but just blown up (and sharper) which wouldn't make a good use of the increased screen area.
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Old Aug 19, 2014, 12:05 PM   #17
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I foresee many threads with complaints about the iPhone 6 screen.
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Old Aug 19, 2014, 12:30 PM   #18
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Can't wait for the screen burn
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Old Aug 19, 2014, 04:13 PM   #19
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Starting in late 2013, both LG and samesung have had bad rMBP panels. It's not tied to a certain manufacturer. Would love to see some real data supporting otherwise, instead of just conjecture based on Internet forum complaints.
This.
I'm sure the image retention problem that happened with some of the LG panels for rMBP aren't something that happens with all panels from LG. Stop should stop making general conclusions based on small events.

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Old Aug 20, 2014, 09:12 AM   #20
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LG's displays on their own smartphones are pretty killer. I think this sounds like a good move.
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I foresee many threads with complaints about the iPhone 6 screen.
And most of them could be "fixed" with a nice, clean microfiber cloth.
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