WorldWide Tech & Science. Francisco De Jesùs.
Low production yield rate of in-cell touch panel technology could hinder iPhone shipments.
Following the launch of the iPhone 5, the in-cell touch panel technology adopted by the Apple smartphone has generated mixed views from market observers. Some observers say inc-cell touch panels still have a low production yield rate and may not be widely adopted by other vendors in the next 2-3 years, but others believe the technology has set a new standard for smartphones.
The iPhone 5's display panel is being produced by LG Display, Japan Display and Sharp. Enhanced specifications with the device's panel, which include allowing the phone to be lighter, thinner and maintain high resolution, reportedly have caused yield rate issues. Some observers have pointed out that issues with the panels could hinder iPhone shipments.
But some market analysts estimate that iPhone 5 sales will reach 40 million units in the fourth quarter of 2012.