Previous reports indicated that Apple and Japan Display had been in talks for a partnership for a $1.7 billion plant. As with the previous reports, Apple is said to be making an investment in this plant, according to Reuters:
The plant is set to open in 2016, and should boost Japan Display's LCD production capacity by 20%.
Japan Display isn't the only company said to be building a plant for Apple. In November 2014, it was reported that Foxconn was building a display plant with a single client in mind. In both cases, it seems likely that Apple is the client. Few other companies could generate the demand that would require these dedicated facilities.
Joseph Keller is the former Editor in Chief of iMore. An Apple user for almost 20 years, he spends his time learning the ins and outs of iOS and macOS, always finding ways of getting the most out of his iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Mac.
Good. I like made in Japan tech more than made in China. The quality control is usually better. I know some people will say it should be made in America, but look how that turned out with the sapphire plant. Sent from the iMore App
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