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Apple's 2020 iPhone product line will abandon LCD screens

via:威锋网     time:2019/1/22 19:32:00     readed:248

A new report says Apple may abandon its LCD display on the iPhone in 2020 and instead adopt OLED displays altogether. In fact, this is not the first time we have heard that Apple is considering abandoning LCD displays from the iPhone line.

According to the Wall Street Journal, people familiar with the matter have revealed that Apple may abandon LCD screens altogether in its 2020 iPhone product line and adopt OLED screens that allow mobile phones to design more flexible.

The Wall Street Journal raised this possibility earlier this month, and today's report provides more evidence. According to the report, JDI, Apple's LCD panel supplier, is seeking help from investors, which will lay a solid foundation for the overall shift of Apple's iPhone product line to OLED screens.

According to people familiar with the situation, JDI is in deep negotiations with Chenhong Science and Technology and Silk Road Fund on an investment, including about 30% equity. JDI is said to have sought investment partly because of poor sales of the iPhone XR. The iPhone XR uses LCD screens specially produced by JDI. According to several reports, Apple recently asked its partners to cut production of all its iPhone models. Apple has also lowered the price of the iPhone XR in China in an attempt to boost sales.

A May 2018 report said that Apple would complete the transition to an all-OLED series of iPhones in 2019, but analysts quickly responded to the report, saying that this time point in 2019 might not be accurate.

To diversify the supply chain, Apple has been trying to reduce its dependence on Samsung. The OLED screens of the iPhone X, the iPhone XS and the iPhone XS Max are all provided by Samsung. Last July, it was reported that Apple intended LG to provide OLED and LCD panels for the 2018 iPhone lineup, but it was later reported that LG's capacity could not meet Apple's needs.

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