الاثنين، 9 يناير، 2017
Sharp to invest 100B yen in OLED production line ahead of next iPhone
The Japanese company Sharp that is well-known for making TVs and displays is currently one of the main LCD suppliers of Apple. Previously there were reports that Samsung will supply Apple with OLED displays and apparently Sharp is reacting to such action.
The manufacturer will reportedly invest 100 billion yen ($864 million in a new OLED production line at Foxconns Zhengzhou factory. It would be ready in 2019 which means it wont be able to supply the alleged iPhone 8.
iPhone 7 Plus with LCD display Foxconn and Sharp are shareholders in SDP (Sakai Display Products) which invested almost half a billion US dollars in a OLED production line that will start full operation in 2018. Sadly that will be too late for Apples flagship but looks like they will add diversity to the production.
OLED displays could be a gamechanger for Apples design since you can position TouchID sensor, earpiece and camera underneath thus creating true bezel-less device.