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The Apple Watch Series 3 may use a different display technology

By Cookie Monster - on 23 Feb 2017, 12:00am

The Apple Watch Series 3 may use a different display technology

Apple may be switching to a new display technology for the Apple Watch Series 3.

Citing information from industry sources, DigiTimes claims that TPK Holding - the current supplier of TOL touch panels for Series 2 - has issues with yield rates due to the curved surface of the Apple Watch display which complicate the manufacturing process. As a result, it has given up producing the TOL touch panels for Apple and shift its focus to 3D sensor-based touch panels for smartphones with OLED displays. 

This resulted in Apple sourcing a new display technology, G/F touch solution from Taiwan-based General Interface Solution or Hong Kong-based Biel Crystal Manufactory. Shipments are said to begin in the second half of the year. 

Source: DigiTimes via 9to5Mac

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