Company TPK Holding and General Interface Solution (GIS) has long been responsible for supplying touch panels for the iPhone. According to DigiTimes, currently, both companies are preparing to start production of new touch panels for the new flagship iPhone that is due out this year.
For this purpose, as reported, TPK Holding and General Interface Solution (GIS) allocated for the expansion of production over $150 and $160 million respectively.
According to the source, the touch panel AMOLED display that will be used in the new iPhone, will cost more than $15, whereas the sensor of the current generation costs about $9. The reason is that producers have to apply a more complex process.
It is known that Apple is testing many prototypes of the iPhone 8, experimenting with display technologies and materials. Some models use LCD displays, and the other is AMOLED. Among the test samples, there are versions without the traditional Home button below the screen. The quality of materials used like aluminum and glass, there is even a variant with white ceramics.
According to informed sources, the announcement of a radically new iPhone will be held in conjunction with the updated iPhone 7s iPhone 7s Plus at a special event in September, but sales of the premium smartphone will start much later the younger models.
According to some reports, Apple could be called flagship premium smartphone iPhone 2017 not an iPhone 8 and iPhone Edition, by analogy with the Apple Watch Edition.