There was a lot of speculation on the global network about which of the world's manufacturers will supply touchscreens for the iPhone 5 from Apple, the announcement of which could be postponed just because of the supply problems that arose. According to the latest report published on the eve of The Wall Street Journal, contracts for the production of in-cell panels for the new smartphone have been concluded
with three companies: Japan Display, LG Display and Sharp. It's a bit strange that South Korean Samsung, which supplies Retina displays for the third generation iPad and other iOS devices, is missing from this small list.
With reference to its source, The Wall Street Journal reports that the mass production of screens for the iPhone 5, which was released on Wednesday, started at Sharp factories in Japan earlier this week.
The columnist for the news resource writes:
Recall that the iPhone 5 is equipped with a Retina display with the so-called in-cell technology, which allowed Cupertino engineers to integrate the touch layer directly into the display, due to which the color range has been significantly improved. In addition, this allowed to achieve a 30% reduction in the thickness of the display, which, of course, generally affected the size of the "smart phone" itself.
Apple contracts account for more than eight percent of Samsung's revenues, so the South Korean corporation "should be furious" that the Californian competitor chose to place its orders for display supplies with other third parties.
With Sharp, the situation is completely different, we can say that the Cupertines gave a helping hand to the unprofitable concern.