There has been quite a amount of rumors going on in the industry about the launch of the iPhone 6c ahead this year. Some of the sources from the industry show that Apple has considered AU Optronics as an alternative display supplier for the upcoming iPhone 6S/iPhone 7 or the smaller 4” iPhone 6c.
According to those “supply chain sources” Apple is planning to diversify its screen panel suppliers for its upcoming smartphones. Apple seem to have faced some issues with the current irregular supply chain for its smartphones and it wants to streamline things. AUO is reported to be in line and might already have started making the 4.7 – 5.5 inch LTPS In-Cell displays.
Moreover, some other report coming from Taiwan show that AUO made display screens including those for the 4” panels won’t be seen until 2016. This can probably mean that we might have to wait for the smaller 4” iPhone 6c up to as long as next year.
AUO to get iPhone panel orders, including the one for the 4” iPhone 6c