According to some reports, technology giant Apple will buy a facility to produce their own screens. Allegedly, the factory will be purchased in the name of Apple’s display once produced Japan Display.
According to a recent claim, Apple may purchase a facility to produce its own screens. The allegations were further strengthened by rumors that Apple was considering buying a Japan Display factory in agreement with Sharp. Japan Display once played an important role in iPhone production.
Among the display types, JDI focuses most on LCD displays. But since the iPhone X, Apple has begun to add OLED displays instead of LCD displays. According to some news, the screen will be fully OLED iPhone 2020.
Of course, losing a customer like Apple JDI’da a fact that will shrink. The company was founded in 2012 when Sony, Toshiba and Hitachi companies unified their LCD segments into a single entity. Now JDI is negotiating with Apple and Sharp to sell the Hakusan plant.
The deal is expected to range from $ 730 million to $ 820 million. Hakusan is one of JDI’s largest factories and in fact Apple is one of the founders of the factory. The plant began production in 2016, and Apple spent about $ 730 million to build the plant.
Of course, JDI has not thrown away OLED technology. According to some reports, the company was trying to discover new ways to produce OLED screens in 2016. In this context, they incorporated a Japanese manufacturer, which was established in partnership with Panasonic and Sony.
Description from Japan Display:
Japan Display responded to the alleged plant sale claims. The company announced that no decision was made in the potential agreement. He also said that they have reviewed every option on how JDI will use Hakusan facilities, but no decision has been made.
If Apple sold the factory from JDI, it would not be Apple’s first investment in resources. In 2017, it was reported that Apple had built its own OLED production facility, but not for mass production, but to develop production methods.