A new supply chain report this morning from Taiwan claims that Apple has confirmed that it will apply their Dynamic Island camera window to all four iPhone 15 series scheduled to be released in September. The number of models applied with the hole display will increase from 2 types of iPhone 14 series last year to 4 types in the iPhone 15 series this year.
Reportedly Samsung has ordered equipment from Phil Optics that will allow Apple to offer their Dynamic Island to more models later this year. This equipment is scheduled to be shipped to Samsung Display's Vietnam plant.
Face ID: Under Display Camera coming to iPhone 16
According to The Elec, "Apple is expected to make a big change to the lower lineup OLED in the iPhone 15 series this year, and to apply the 'Under Panel Face ID' function that hides Face ID under the screen from the Pro lineup next year in the iPhone 16 series.
The 'Under Panel Face ID' refers to a technology in which Face ID, which is required for face recognition, looks like a normal display when this function is not used. In this way, in the iPhone 16 Pro lineup, when the display screen is turned on, the hole for the Under Panel Face ID is not visible, and only the lens hole for the front camera is gathered to increase the sense of immersion. Early last year, some in the industry speculated that
Apple is expected to adopt an Under Panel Camera (UPC) sequentially after applying under panel Face ID to the front of the iPhone. UPC also has a front camera module mounted under the display, and when the camera function is not in use, the camera lens hole is not visible and the display function is supported. The application principle of under panel camera and UPC is the same.
A Rumor of this feature dates back to 2019. While the vast majority of Apple patents of under display cameras related to Touch ID recognition, Apple did reveal an invention in August 2021 of one way to achieve a no-notch Face ID camera.
India's Tata Electronics advances Negotiations to takeover of the Wistron Plant in India
In late November 2022, Patently Apple posted a report titled "India's Tata Electronics is in Negotiations to Acquire Wistron's iPhone Plant." Today, in a second report from Bloomberg we're learning that Tata is nearing the takeover of the Wistron iPhone plant in Karnataka, southern India.
Tata Group has been in talks with Wistron for months and hopes to complete the acquisition by the end of March, two people familiar with the matter said. The two companies discussed various potential partnerships, but talks now center on Tata taking a majority stake in a joint venture. Tata will oversee key manufacturing operations with support from Wistron, they said. Tata aims to complete the due diligence process by March 31 so that Tata Electronics can formally take over Wistron's place in the government's incentive scheme
N Ganapathy Subramaniam, operating chief at Tata Consultancy Services Ltd., told Bloomberg TV’s Rishaad Salamat and Haslinda Amin in an interview on Tuesday that while he wasn't directly involved in the negotiations, "it should be really good for India because this is going to create an opportunity in India to manufacture electronics and microelectronics. For more, read the full Bloomberg report.