General Interface Solutions (GIS) and TPK Holding would develop a new OLED solution 3D Touch for this year’s iPhones. The 2 suppliers of Apple would invest hundreds of millions of dollars to make it available on the iPhone 8, according to information from DigiTimes.
For this new production line, GIS could spend $ 163 million. TPK Holding’s investment is estimated at $ 152 million. The current iPhone screen uses LCD technology based on a glass panel. An OLED display requires the use of thin film. The manufacturing process of the latter is quite complex, in order to meet the precision requirements of the apple brand.
For an LCD display, a 3D touch sensor is worth around 9 dollars. DigiTimes points out that a new solution for an OLED screen is much more expensive. It should be counted in the 15 dollars according to the Taiwanese daily. The new iPhones of 2017 would thus embark this new technology of 3D Touch. Always according to DigiTimes, the presentation of these phones should be in September. These would be the iPhone 7S, 7S Plus and of course version 8.