Apple to secure iPhone LCD sourcing with plant investment

Jos

TS Evangelist
Apple is reportedly making a move to ensure its iDevices keep rolling off production lines. According to Japanese newspaper Nikkei, the company is expected to share $1.2 billion in costs with Toshiba subsidiary Toshiba Mobile Display in order to build a new LCD production plant in Japan’s Ishikawa prefecture, which will primarily supply high resolution, low-temperature polysilicon (LTPS) LCDs to Apple. Work on the plant is scheduled start early next year, while the facility isn’t expected to start production until the second half of 2011 and products using its displays will likely arrive in 20...

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tonylukac

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Hail to Japan but why doesn't Apple, an American company who sells expensive products and can afford the overhead, build in the USA?
 

princeton

TS Addict
tonylukac said:
Hail to Japan but why doesn't Apple, an American company who sells expensive products and can afford the overhead, build in the USA?
Because they know their *****ic fans don't check the specs or build location/quality of their products. If it has the apple logo or the "i" prefix they buy it.
 

princeton

TS Addict
P.S.

What the ****? For phones AMOLED is better, After getting the Galaxy S I'll take an AMOLED panel at 800x480 over the 960x640 LCD in the iphone any day.