“Despite finally jumping into the OLED market with the Apple Watch, Apple is not expected to migrate its handset line away from LCD technology in the near future, instead choosing to stick with LTPS-based LCD panels when it debuts its so-called ‘iPhone 7,'” AppleInsider reports.
“The Japan Display facility funded by Apple’s recent billion-dollar prepayment could have the capacity to churn out nearly 100 million 5-inch LTPS LCD panels each year, according to a recent note to investors from J.P. Morgan analyst Narci Chang,” AppleInsider reports. “Some believe that the choice of OLED for the Apple Watch indicated a shift in strategy that would see OLED displace LCD throughout Apple’s mobile products.”
AppleInsider reports, “However, the new Japan Display deal — alongside a reported $2.6 billion investment in LCD production from Apple partner Foxconn — makes that an improbable scenario in the near future.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Our iPhone 6 Plus Retina LTPS-based LCD displays look and work just fine, thanks. In fact, they’re immaculate. No complaints. So, whatever: If it ain’t broke…
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Dan K.” for the heads up.]
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