On August 28, Sharp announced that the company will spend $390 million to acquire the JDI Baishan plant. According to CBN, after Sharp acquired the Japan Display Corporation (JDI) plant in Hakusan, Apple asked Sharp to increase production of LCD panels for the iPhone.
Chen Jun, chief analyst at Qunzhi Consulting, said Sharp will become the largest supplier of LCD screens for the iPhone in the near future.
The iPhone 11 line uses LCD screens and OLED screens. The 5.8-inch iPhone 11 Pro and 6.5-inch iPhone 11 Pro Max use OLED screens, while the 6.1-inch iPhone 11 uses LCD panels. The iPhone 12 lineup is expected to include four models. According to popular information, all four models in the series will use OLED screens.
In this regard, Chen Jun said that Apple will continue to produce smartphones with LCD screens in the next three to five years. Obviously, we are talking about inexpensive models of the lineup iPhone SE.
Currently, LGD, JDI and Sharp are major suppliers of LCD screens for Apple iPhone. However, next year LGD will leave this list.