This is in at Apple, and the Cupertino company is hard at work attempting making the iPhone thinner than ever. A new report from China Times (via GforGames) states that Apple plans to make its next flagship smartphone even less bulky by cutting the number of brightness enhancement films in the display from two to just one. Unfortunately, this could pose some supply issues.
Apple typically gets the films from Miebea, which apparently has had little trouble delivering the two the two BEFs needed for the smartphone in the past. That may change with the BEFs needed for the iPhone 6, however, as the new single film needs to be good enough to do the job formerly accomplished by two. In the face of the demand, it's likely that OMRON and Radiant will be taking on some of the orders.
The report also includes some rumors passed along the Chinese supply line, some of which may or not be true. For one, it tells us that Apple is planning to continue using in-cell technology for the new devices in spite of earlier rumors to the contrary. Other rumors have stated that Innolux would take over production of screens for the new device; China Times claims that Apple will get its supplies from LG, JDI, and SHARP as usual.
Like most other sources, however, China Times claims that Apple is indeed planning to start mass production of the devices in July in preparation for a September launch.