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Sony Said to be Supplying In-Cell Displays for iPhone 5

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According to a report on AppleInsider today, Sony is one of several companies commissioned by Apple to supply in-cell displays for the next iPhone. AppleInsider says that the news comes via the Taipei Times, which also says that Sony and the likes of Japan’s Sharp Corp and Toshiba Mobile Display, and South Korea’s LG Display will begin production of the displays for Apple by the end of May, in time for the phone’s rumoured launch this fall. AppleInsider notes that the in-cell technology is a means of making a thinner smartphone, due to the display’s capacitive touch sensors being embedded into the LCD filter array as opposed to the usual method whereby two components are stacked on separate sheets of glass. Apparently the process is a complex one, however, making it more difficult for just one manufacturer to provide enough screens at a fast enough pace for Apple’s needs, hence the use of several different manufacturers.

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Sony added to list of in-cell display suppliers for next-gen iPhone
 

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