The main supplier of display panels for the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus is the company Japan Display (JDI). The situation will not change in 2016 with the release of the iPhone 7, reports DigiTimes citing sources in the supply chain.
The most likely contender for the role of main supplier of displays for Apple in 2016 was considered Sharp. However, in recent years she has paid too much attention to Chinese partners, trying to compensate for unequal loading by the iPhone maker, the orders which are subject to strong seasonal fluctuations. As a result, Apple had to choose another provider as the main. The role went to Japan Display.
The cooperation of Apple and Japan Display will increase in 2016 with the release of the next iPhone. According to some reports, Cupertino is observed and less famous producers that were interested in the company primarily low prices. But they are not yet able to provide Apple the necessary number of panels.
JDI recently reported a sharp increase in orders from its largest customer, which is Apple. If you believe the rumors, the California Empire has invested in the construction of a new Japan Display plant $1.4 billion it is not Surprising that the Japanese vendor can get half orders for displays for iPhone 6s.
In 2017, the situation could change, since Apple is credited with interest in the use in display type AMOLED. However, Sharp is likely to again remain on the sidelines as the company does not has the capacity and wherewithal to develop in that direction. On the contrary, the production of LCD panels manufacturer brings losses.
On the other hand, it is possible that Sharp will be the supplier of displays for Apple, if it is confirmed information that Foxconn is going to buy a controlling stake in Sharp’s display division for $ 1.7 billion.