Apple May Ditch LCD After iPhone XR Slump
Apple will reportedly move to ditch LCD phones from 2020, after the Californian giant failed to gain significant traction for the new iPhone XR.
Considered the cheapest alternative in Apple’s new iPhone line up, the absence of an LCD option leaves many wondering whether it’ll be comparatively more expensive to buy into new generations.
Reported by The Wall Street Journal (wsj), sources claim Apple’s LCD supplier, Japan Display, is considering selling to Chinese or Taiwanese investors, as it pursues a bailout for a potentially 30% stake.
Apple currently purchases LCD screens for the iPhone XR, iPhone 8 and other models, with the decision to axe LCD intensifying pressure on Japan Display, coupled with less-than-expected iPhone XR sales.
As Apple’s 2019 iPhone line-up is already locked in, commentators expect the change to take place in 2020.
According to wsj, an iPhone XR sequel wth LCD screen will launch this year, boasting a double lens rear camera.