A few months back, a report said that Foxconn was investing around £1.7 billion to build a facility that would roll out display panels for Apple. A new report is saying that Foxconn will begin to churn out displays for the Cupertino firm’s iPhones and Apple Watch towards the end of 2015.
The news comes to us courtesy of Chinese-speaking site MacX. According to the site Foxconn has partnered up with Innolux to manufacture OLED screens for Apple’s smartphones and smartwatch. Currently, LG has been tasked to make the flexible screens for the Apple Watch.
If this rumour holds water, Apple seems to be making the switch from LCD glass used on the iPhone to OLED screens. Since the report says that the factory will not be operational until late 2015, we probably won’t see OLED screens on the iPhone 6S or iPhone 6S Plus. It’s likely that we’ll see the new AMOLED screens on the iPhone 7, which will make its debut in 2016. Of course, this is if Apple sticks to its current iPhone naming schemes.
For those of you who don’t know, Foxconn is the biggest member of Apple’s supply chain, responsible for putting together iPhones and iPads. Innolux is one of the biggest screen makers in Taiwan, which is also owned by Foxconn.
Of course, since this is anything but official, take it with a pinch of salt.
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