A report by China Times claims that the upcoming iPhone will be using a new backlight technology for the display that will make the handset thinner than previous generations.
According to supply chain sources, Apple currently uses two brightness enhancement films in the latest iPhones but with the next iPhone the company may use only one in order to reduce the thickness of the device.
The problem is that in the absence of one of these special films BEFs the remaining layer must be of much better quality.
The report notes that this is likely to cause delays in the production of the smatphone and that the new technology is not ready yet.
Cupertino will appeal be OMRON and Radiant, besides Minebea, as additional suppliers of the new displays.
Contrary to previous assumptions, Apple is set to continue to use the in-cell touch technology for the iPhone 6.