Apple has invested $4 billion in manufacturing OLED displays for the new iPhone
Apple is investing serious money in changing the type of display in iPhone. Such information contains in the database of the Commission on securities and stock exchange U.S. operations (US Securities and Exchange Commission).
According to the investment company J. P. Morgan, the California giant has placed a large order for the supply of components to. The total investment is $4 billion. Analysts believe that we are talking about OLED displays.
In late October, the new CEO of the Japanese company Sharp tai Jean Wu has confirmed rumors that the iPhone 8, which debuts in 2017, will be equipped with OLED screen. In his address to the students of Tatung University, his Alma mater, tai Jean Wu hinted that the next iPhone will have OLED display.
OLED displays are brighter, more saturated colors, deeper blacks and lower power consumption than LCD panels. Samsung already for a long time uses its own AMOLED panels in many Galaxy smartphones that attracts consumers. In turn, Apple needs to offer something new to maintain interest in the brand smartphones.
According to network sources, next year Apple will release a radically new iPhone 8 with a curved OLED display and in the glass case. As potential suppliers of OLED panels for the new iPhone are called Sharp, LG, Samsung and Japan Displays (JDI), which now supplies the LCD displays for the iPhone. In early October, it was reported that Apple is negotiating with Sharp to supply OLED displays.
We will remind, this summer the Taiwanese giant Foxconn has acquired two third stake in Sharp. And in mid-August after the transaction for the position of President and CEO Sharp was appointed tai Jean Wu, who is also Executive Vice President of Foxconn.