DigiTimes estimates Foxconn will ship 24 million units of Apple's upcoming iPhone 4G with shipments starting in June. The site claims the new device will feature a IPS LCD panel with 960 x 640 pixel resolution and FFS (fringe-field switching) technology for a wider viewing angle and clearer visual quality in sunlight. The new iPhone's panel is expected to be 33 percent thinner, which should permit Apple to include a larger battery to resolve battery life issues.
Foxconn will ship 4.5 million units in the first half and 19.5 million units for the rest of 2010. Apple is expected to unveil the iPhone 4G on June 7, 2010 during Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference.
The new device will adopt IPS (in-plane switching) panels with FFS (fringe-field switching) technology and a 960×640 resolution, Kuo said, noting that LG Display and Prime View International are the panel suppliers.
By incorporating FFS technology, which enables a wider viewing angle and clearer visual quality under in sunlight, Apple is aiming to improve the handset's e-book reader features and promote its iBooks Store. HTC's Hero smartphone has already adopted this technology.