Financial Times on ITMS Movie Rentals, DigiTimes on 3G iPhone and Touch Panels
According to Financial Times, Fox Studio movie rentals on iTunes is a done deal and will be announced at Macworld 2008. The deal “will allow consumers to rent the latest Fox DVD releases” rather than to buy them.
DigiTimes, which tracks daily economic news across southeast Asia, reports that Taiwanese part supplier Innolux is due to supply “Apple with iPhone touch panels in the second quarter of 2008″. This reaffirms that Apple is set to release a second generation/3G iPhone in mid 2008. Balda and Wintek provide the current generation iPhone touch screens.
In yet another interesting article from DigiTimes, LCD panel industry sources predict that “small- to medium-size” touch panel market is expected to be the hot sector in 2008 and Taiwan-based LCD panel manufacturers are “monitoring demand” and considering “combining touch panel functions” in notebooks, handsets and MP3 players.