LG Display has announced to the world that it has begun mass producing mobile panels featuring in-cell technology, which is expected to be used for Apple’s next-generation iPhone, according to The Wall Street Journal.
Production began officially earlier this month and chief executive of LG Display, Han Sang-beom, told reporters that they have surpassed any difficulties in developing the new in-cell technology. He explained that “the in-cell technology is the industry’s latest development. (But) we will be able to supply the panels without any fail.”
The in-cell technology is reportedly being used to make the smartphone’s screen thinner, while also improving the quality of the image. Apple will use the new display technology in the ever-lasting battle with other tech companies like Samsung. Much like the Retina display, Apple may have a jump on using this type of technology before other companies.
Along with LG Display, the Japanese liquid-crystal-display makers Sharp and Japan Display are also mass producing panels for the next iPhone using in-cell technology. This new display technology integrates touch sensors into the LCD, making the separate touchscreen layer seen in current iPhones unnecessary.
By removing this extra layer, Apple could make the next-generation iPhone thinner or have more room for other components, like batteries.
The only worry with this technology has been that in-cell touch screens are harder to manufacture than LCD screens, which has led some to believe the panel makers may have trouble producing enough screens in time, affecting the global sales of the new iPhone device.