Apple has settled on InnoLux Corporation as its third supplier for 4.7-inch ‘iPhone 6′ displays, according to Taiwanese media sources (via GforGames). The company has reportedly turned down Samsung and Sharp, who were previously in the running along with InnoLux.
Earlier reports had indicated that Apple had partnered with LG Display and Japan Display Corporation as suppliers for its iPhone 6 displays, but that the company was reportedly looking for a third supplier in anticipation of high demand.
According to GforGames‘ translation, Apple had turned down Samsung as the South Korean giant was too close a competitor. It is uncertain why this would be the case since Samsung is already supplying Apple’s processors for its iPhones and iPads.
Allegedly, the reason why Apple refused to collaborate with Samsung is because the Korean tech giant is too much of a direct competitor. As far as Sharp goes, Apple turned down the said company, following the analysis of the first wave of sample panels, which appear to be suffering from “Moire” issues.
Apple is rumoured to be launching the iPhone 6 in two sizes – 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch – in the second half of the year. A recent Reuters report had predicted an August release for the 4.7-inch model, with the 5.5-inch model following closely in September.