Supply Chain Indicates LG Display Will Be Primary iPhone 6 Display Supplier

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  1. macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    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 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.

    Article Link: Supply Chain Indicates LG Display Will Be Primary iPhone 6 Display Supplier
  2. macrumors 6502a

    Oct 23, 2007
    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.
  3. macrumors 65816


    Jun 8, 2008
    Bay Area,Cali
  4. macrumors 604


    Mar 26, 2008
    it wont be, to make it easy for devs
  5. macrumors 6502a

    Oct 23, 2007
  6. macrumors newbie

    Aug 19, 2014
    It's 1704x960 according to 9to5mac.
  7. macrumors 6502


    Mar 28, 2013
    Good. Now less Samesung supplier till zero % Samesung.

    Hopefully this LG wont backstab Apple.
  8. macrumors 68020

    Apr 2, 2008
    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 .
  9. macrumors newbie

    Aug 14, 2012
  10. macrumors 6502a

    Jan 2, 2009
    LG display
  11. macrumors P6

    Jun 22, 2009
    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.
  12. Dilster3k, Aug 19, 2014
    Last edited: Aug 19, 2014

    macrumors 6502


    Jul 20, 2014
    Frankfurt, Germany
  13. macrumors 68000

    Mar 5, 2012
    Central California
    I remember how bad lg panels were

    I had to swap them for better Samsung panels
  14. macrumors regular

    Jul 31, 2010
    Lg panels on iMac not good either

    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.
  15. macrumors regular

    Oct 20, 2013
    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.
  16. macrumors 6502a


    Oct 12, 2008
    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.
  17. macrumors 603

    Michael Goff

    Jul 5, 2012
    I foresee many threads with complaints about the iPhone 6 screen.
  18. macrumors member

    Sep 30, 2013
  19. star-affinity, Aug 19, 2014
    Last edited: Aug 19, 2014

    macrumors 6502


    Nov 14, 2007
    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.
  20. macrumors 603


    Aug 23, 2012
    McKinney, TX
    LG's displays on their own smartphones are pretty killer. I think this sounds like a good move.
  21. JAT
    macrumors 603

    Dec 31, 2001
    Mpls, MN
    And most of them could be "fixed" with a nice, clean microfiber cloth.

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