Although it was previously thought that AU Optronics (AUO) and Innolux Display would be the manufacturers chosen by Apple to fabricate the iPhone's "multi-touch" displays, a DigiTimes report citing "sources at panel makers" said the major suppliers for the panels may be "two Japan-based players while an unspecified Taiwan-based company may be a secondary source for the iPhone panels."
The speculation that AUO and Innolux may be iPhone panel suppliers has not been verified, though Taiwan-based panel makers said Japan-based players still have advantages in the handset panel segment. Therefore, it is still difficult for Taiwan-based players to land iPhone panel orders, the makers noted.
According to reports iPhone displays will likely be made from low-temperature poly-silicon (LTPS) panels since the technology features a more flexible circuit design. Currently AUO and TPO Displays (A Toppoly and Philips joint venture) are the only two companies in Taiwan producing LTPS panels.