Apple (AAPL) has continued to move away from its dependence on Samsung’s manufactured components in new products. David Hsieh of NPD Group’s DisplaySearch said on Thursday that the company will rely on Taiwanese firm Innolux and China’s Century Display for touch panels in its next-generation iPad mini, the Taipei Times reported. Innolux revealed earlier this week that it plans to ship its first touch panels for smartphones and tablets with its touch-on-display technology by the end of this year. Digitimes also reported that Apple will move away from Samsung (005930) and instead rely on components from LG Display (LPL), Sharp (SHCAY), Japan Display and AU Optronics (AUO) for the iPad mini.
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