Apple is Still Considering IGZO Displays for its iDevices
Apple is evaluating if there will be enough IGZO panel supply in 2013 to use the technology for its next generation iDevices, reports DigiTimes.
The sources said Apple is in further discussions with Sharp over IGZO panel production capacity estimates for 2013 and is also inquiring about whether AU Optronics' (AUO) L5C line could be used to produce the technology.
Additionally, Innolux Corporation (formerly Chimei Innolux, or CMI) has reportedly been licensed by Sharp to use Sharp's IGZO technology on its 3G and 5G lines, which could mean that Innolux may enter Apple's supply chain in the future, added the sources.
It's been rumored several times that Apple will switch to IGZO display panels; however, the company hasn't used the technology yet.