“Production of a new Apple iPhone will kick off at the end of the second quarter or in the third quarter,” Siu Han and Adam Hwang report for DigiTimes. “To achieve a screen resolution of 326ppi for the new iPhone entails the use of LTPS [Low-Temperature Poly-Silicon, in-cell] technology, the sources explained.”

LG Display, Japan Display and Sharp “have a combined quarterly production capacity of 95 million LTPS panels, and if the yield rate stands at 75%, they can supply 71-72 million panels, the sources pointed out,” Han and Hwang report. “The iPhone should account for as much as 70% of actual output of LTPS panels in 2012-2013, posing the potential of tight supply for other smartphone vendors, the sources indicated.”

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