But it’s an ill wind that blows no-one any good, and it appears that manufacturers of high end displays are benefiting from the extremely competitive nature of the smartphone business.
According to a report from market intelligence firm IHS, there’s increased demand for low temperature polysilicon thin film transistor liquid crystal displays. That’s LTPS TFT LCD for short.
Apple has led the wave by including the high end screens in its iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, said IHS and the company soaked up more than half of such displays in the first half of this year.
It’s all to do with resolution with the high end units having 2560 by 1440 resolutions, according to Hiroshi Hayase, a director of IHS Technology.
“Due to strong growth in LTPS TFT LCD for the iPhone, Apple competitors are also now increasing orders of high resolution displays,” said Hayase, illustrating the trend woth this cute little graphic.