Original title: Apple is about to abandon LCD suppliers and is also beginning to transform OLED
Apple supplier Japan Display Co. Ltd. announced that it will seek to raise up to $990 million in new funds to deal with the overall shift of Apple's iPhone from LCD to OLED.
According to a Reuters report, a large portion of the funds raised by the Japanese Display Company will be fundraising. There are rumors that a group led by China Silk Road Investment Fund will provide major financial support. The remaining funds will be refinanced through existing stocks.
Japan Display Corporation has made multiple cash injections in the past, including two in 2016 and 2018, the latter to keep orders for iPhone XR. The first major display manufacturer in Japan, which is a combination of several old-fashioned panel makers, is facing fierce competition from Chinese and Korean manufacturers. As LCD screens are gradually being abandoned by mainstream high-end models, they must force themselves to transition from LCD to OLED, although this transition has been relatively slow.
Apple switched from the iPhone X in 2017 to the OLED screen. In 2018, both the iPhone XS and the XS Max used OLED screens. To ensure the supply of OLED screens, Apple basically ate the largest OLED screen order in the supply chain. It is expected that by 2020, the iPhone series will all adopt OLED screens, and screen manufacturers from China, South Korea and Japan are developing OLED production lines to meet future orders.
xx目前的情况稍微不那么乐观，iPhone销售疲软，带液晶屏的iPhone XR被认为是最畅销的型号，而苹果可能无法在2019年秋季之前恢复之前的iPhone销售水平。 “蚱蜢”绑在绳子上，供应商也面临着销售下滑带来的“严冬”。