Japan Display Confirms OLED Panels Production in 2018
Japan Display has recently confirmed that it will start the production of OLED panels in 2018. Even though the manufacturer haven’t disclosed any additional details about the client requiring these new panels, it is almost clear that it is Apple that will be using new OLED displays in the iPhones starting in 2018. Looks like now Japan Display has officially become the rival of LG Display and Samsung who also compete to supply Apple with new OLED displays.
Last year, several reliable insiders claimed that the Cupertino-based company was planning to switch to a more advanced display technology in a couple of years. To make this happen, the partners of the tech giant should upgrade their assembly as soon as possible.
Japan Display today announced that it will begin the mass production of OLED panels in 2018 (via Reuters), confirming a rumor from December that the company would do so in attempts to be the supplier of OLED panels in a future iPhone model. This would put Japan Display -- a joint venture between Sony, Toshiba, and Hitachi -- in direct competition with LG Display and Samsung in the production of the rumored OLED-supported iPhone.
Currently, Japan Display and Sharp supply Apple with LCD panels for iPhones. This partnership has good chances to continue in future.
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