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Apple goes Sharp on screens

by on20 August 2015

Japanese firm breathes a sigh of relief

The dark satanic rumour mill has manufactured a hell on earth yarn that Apple's coming 12.9-inch iPad will feature displays from Sharp.

Sharp will provide Open Cell LCD displays which is good news for the Japanese outfit which has not been having a good time of it lately.

Sharp is about $5.9 billion in debt to the banks and chronically short of cash. It recently pulled out of America. Some analysts have even said that it might not be around in a few years' time.

Meanwhile Apple's long term chum Foxconn will be responsible for touch modules, lamination and LCM assembly.

The device will enter production by the end of the third quarter and go into mass production in the fourth.
Samsung Display and TPK will be secondary suppliers, with TPK responsible for touch modules and Samsung for displays as well as LCD assembly.

Analysts estimate that iPad Pro shipments will reach between 4-5 million in 2015 due to the device's fourth-quarter release. We think it will be much lower, despite the bigger screen.

Last modified on 20 August 2015
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