Apple is reportedly in talks with Sharp to use its IGZO displays in future iPhone and iPad products. The displays are allegedly thinner and consume less battery life than the current screens deployed by Apple. DigiTimes said the Cupertino-based firm will, if a deal is reached with Sharp, likely outfit its next generation iPad, iPad mini and iPhone with the new technology.
The two firms are discussing Sharp’s ability to create the displays at volume next year, and Apple is also allegedly in discussions with AU Optronics and Innolux Corproation to build the displays. The move to Sharp’s IGZO display could result in fewer shipments from Samsung, which also provides panels to Apple.