At the beginning of May we informed you that the sales number of the companies TPK Holding and Wintek could give us clues about the next generation of iPhone, see below:
TPK Holding and Wintek are expected to see their touch panel delivery numbers drop 15-20% sequentially in the second quarter (of 2012), as the iPhone 4S is moving into the final stages of its life cycle, and Apple is likely to adopt (technology) in-cell for the next generation model, according to industry sources.
Mockup of the new iPhone, based on the recent rumors.
Today, Wintek announced that its June sales were 33.6% lower compared to the previous month. According to Brian White, an analyst at Topeka Capital Markets, over the past seven years the company has been increasing, on average, its June numbers by 1%, which is now the biggest drop since 2008. Exactly for this reason, for some, it is confirmation that Apple has switched Wintek to other supplier (s) of in-cell the most highly rated are Sharp, Toshiba Mobile and Sony.
It is also worth noting that, if the news is really true, the next iPhone has everything to be thinner, since this would be one of the benefits of using the technology. We also have to comment that a supposed case of the future device shows changes (reduction) in thickness.
Whether you like it or not, the rumors are coming together