According to reports from Digitimes, Apple has found an exclusive partner, who will do all iPhone 2018 frameless.
This new partner is the Japanese company Nichia. The firm was chosen for a reason. This company is a leader in the development of technologies for liquid crystal displays of the new generation.
Usually for illumination LTPS-LSD-screens apply 0.4 t LED elements. They require technological gap in 4-4. 5 mm. Nichia has found a way to replace them with 0.3 t LED components, which reduced the necessary framework to 2 — 2.5 mm.
The installation of such lighting elements is much more complicated and requires some precision. However, Nichia has been able to establish a process and successfully produces components for some Chinese and Japanese brands.
It is expected that the cooperation between Apple and Nichia will lead to the fact that all three models of iPhone 2018 will bezrabotnyj. Although previously stated that to achieve the liquid crystal display part, similar in thickness with the iPhone X, is almost impossible.
While Nichia is the only supplier of LCD elements. But the company is from Taiwan Epistar and Sanan Optoelectronics of China has already said it is ready to release 0.3 t LED chips. A number of producers agree to give Apple their services if necessary.
According to rumors, in the fall of 2018, Apple will launch three iPhone models:
- model with LCD-screen with a diagonal of 6.1 inch;
- updated version of the iPhone X with a 5.8-inch display;
- iPhone X Plus with screen of 6.5 inches.