Apple will adopt ITO-replacement within 18 months

May 27, 2015

May 2015 rumors hold that Apple is developing a larger iPad, or called iPad Pro with improved touch latency.

Touch Display Research believes that high conductive touch sensor materials, such as metal mesh and silver nanowire could be good candidates for fast touch response time. We forecast Apple will adopt ITO-replacement within 18 months. By adopting ITO-replacement touch sensors, Apple would be able to raise the touch respond speed, reduce cost and add other new features.

This forecast will become true, since we have accurately forecasted Apple’s adoption of AMOLED displays 2 years ago.

Detail analysis can be found in the “Touch and Emerging Display Monthly Report”, May 2015 issue. This report also analyzes ITO-replacement, OLED, Quantum Dot, active pen, and battery technologies.  

In the ITO replacement: non-ITO transparent conductor 2015 report, Touch Display Research forecasted by 2022, ITO-replacement market will reach $10.9 Billion.

Figure 2, Touch and Emerging Display Report Table of Contents

Touch and emerging TOC 2015 May

Source: Touch Display Research, May 2015

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