Excessive demand for iPhone display panels forces Foxconn to invest $2.6 billion into new plant

One of Apple's largest suppliers, Foxconn, is set to invest some $2.6 billion in a new plant, which will exclusively produce display panels for Apple. Reportedly, the reason behind this is an urgent request by Cupertino, which obviously expects larger demand for iPhone smartphones.

The plant will be built by Innolux Corp., which is one of the larger LCD display manufacturers in Taiwan and is owned by no other than Foxconn itself, and will provide 2,300 people with jobs. Allegedly, the installation of the equipment has already begun and the plant is scheduled to become operational by the end of 2015. The plant will be situated in Kaohsiung Science park camps in the Southern part of Taiwan. It is speculated that Innolux itself is the entity that manufactures the 4.7-inch LCD displays for the Apple iPhone 6.

The news about Foxconn's investment comes in line with the reports that Apple wants to further increase the supply of iPhone 6 units, which have been basking in an unprecedented, record-breaking global demand for its latest crop of smartphones. In order to make sure that one of its largest supplier will cope with the required yield, Cupertino is rumored to be paying Foxconn 20% more than usual.

It seems that there's little to no trouble in paradise for Apple and its suppliers for the time being.


source: AppleInsider 

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24 Comments

1. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Demand for the iPhone never decreases

24. laughmi

Posts: 283; Member since: Oct 28, 2014

Artificial demands LOLLLL

2. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Good, as long as it decreases unemployment and brings Jobs to people. *ba dumm tsss*

3. Philipand96

Posts: 103; Member since: Jul 12, 2014

When I was about to buy my first smartphone I looked to getting an iPhone as that was the done thing After phone comparisons & reading reviews, I didn't get it or understand the fuss over the years i have watched Apple add less and less NEW features to each launch The iPhone6 add absolutely zero the non phone related "Apple pay" on a larger display iPhone 5http://www.phonearena.com/phones/compare/Apple-iPhone-5,Apple-iPhone-6,Apple-iPhone-6-Plus/phones/7378,8346,8908 I have yest to see or hear anybody reviewig the iPhone 6 say as much how can someone spend so much money and not realise they have bought it before When it dawns it will dawn

4. Salazzi

Posts: 537; Member since: Feb 17, 2014

So you based your assumption not off your own experience but from specs? How would you know it isn't anything special? After all.. millions of people have tried both Android and iOS but have found that iOS hits the spot. People who look at merely specs and features are fools, pure and simple. Samsung has a slew of features and most of them are unused gimmicks. Regardless though, Apple does release a sizable amount of features so I don't understand where you get that bs from.

9. NFSHesham

Posts: 297; Member since: Feb 04, 2014

What about limited storage for high price Terrible batteries Not the best cameras Not the best speakers Not Rigid and bends Unreliable Ridiculously expensive Limited Bluetooth connectivity Aren't these enough reasons to stop buying iPhone

11. Salazzi

Posts: 537; Member since: Feb 17, 2014

I'm not sure where you get that clownery from. Your either a troll or a misinformed ignoramus. iPhones have some of the best cameras on the market, speaker output and quality is quite good, and reliability is consistently on top of the pack. Not rigid and bends? come on now, you're just being stupid. Price point? The same as with comparable android products, so cut the "ridiculously expensive" bs. Limited bluetooth connectivity? Are you dumb? You have just proven yourself to be ignorant. Well done.

18. iushnt

Posts: 3122; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

"millions of people have tried both Android and iOS but have found that iOS hits the spot." So u mean that no one liked Android who use both? Android also equally hits the spot..

19. iushnt

Posts: 3122; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

Regarding reliability, its over hyped..it's as equal or lower reliable than Nokia, HTC and Samsung in terms of hardware..

12. Philipand96

Posts: 103; Member since: Jul 12, 2014

“People who look at merely specs and features are fools, pure and simple” So how do you buy you phone, if the price is EXORBITANT it must be good right? This is a response which you will FAIL to grasp and as I can't present it in pop up hence. I don't have to experience say food poisoning to know it's bad. I trust say the doctors, or 'Which?' magazine or the site like PA, GSMA to do the comprehensive test and write an impartial report and make an informed choice First of all it’s called an UPGRADE. In 2012 the best iPhone was the iPhone5 Flash forward 730 days the best phone is the iPhone 6 It’s always the same with ‘orchard dwellers’ that when faced with facts the meander onto something else(**) The phone comparison speaks for itself there is NO upgrade of merit which I why I don’t understand the demand. I don't have to try an iPhone to know I won't like it. All my NEW phones have features NOT on the previous or 2 year old phone which is so much BETTER 1) All have a FULL Bluetooth profile, (and lately NFC) 2) All have memory expansion 3) All have removable battery (All as NOT an iPhone cost MUCH less and have MUCH more features The beauty of 1 & 2 is that I can sync both these phone i.e. transfer data from one to another without using a computer The iPhone is a premium (priced) product ONLY “Samsung has a slew of features and most of them are unused gimmicks.” Your source? (see **) I am NOT responsible for Apple NOT improving the specifications in the iPhone 6 (that merit a number iPhone5 ss is more accurate!) in the UK the TV ads only mention BIGGER. (but you know that already) FYI The only way for an iPhone5 user to upgrade is to buy another brand or wait until October 2015 and hope the iPhone7 is not more of the same 'sizeable amounts' ? if you can reply using the phone comparison data provided (ONLY 2 years have elapsed) and actually provide a list or another comparison good luck 12. Anything worth selling is worth selling twice

16. NexusX

Posts: 613; Member since: May 16, 2013

chill, it's just a phone. work on your english while you are at it

17. mrochester

Posts: 1020; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

I actually try phones to find out if they are any good. If they aren't, I send them back and get a refund.

21. remtothemax

Posts: 260; Member since: May 02, 2012

when talking about the bluetooth profile, i would point you to the first review for the company unikey in the "the bad" section android is more open, but that doesn't necessarily mean its features are better in every way. schuylertowne . com/blog/smart-locks

22. Fazz1977

Posts: 153; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

Salazzi... iPhones are used by c**ts... end of story.

8. NexusX

Posts: 613; Member since: May 16, 2013

what new features have android phones added since the last iteration? re-designed icons? project volta that is essentially google' version of juice defender? samsung's finger print scanner? heart-rate monitor that no one uses? biggeerrrrerrrer screen? more powerful chips to run Candy Crush? bigger battery? All I know is Apple is the company in the world that makes mobile payment/finger print scanner relevant and all graphic intensive games will be in the IOS first ok waterproof and bigger batteries are nice hardware features, but they are nothing new

20. iushnt

Posts: 3122; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

OK basically whatever Apple bring will be new and Android is ignored??..those chips are required for multitasking, simultaneous use of different apps sharing the same screen..buy a note 4, connect it will a big monitor along with keyboard/mouse and multitask/multi window it..u will know how far has android come in terms of productivity and SoC power utilization with great battery results.

5. toiletcleaner

Posts: 224; Member since: Oct 10, 2012

Good for people who is looking for a job, to bad is not in the USA

6. ianbbaa

Posts: 332; Member since: Mar 20, 2013

poor chinese enviroment...they kill themselves just with all of those factories

10. NexusX

Posts: 613; Member since: May 16, 2013

or they can follow the european economic model. stop working, relax drink wines. make one over-priced guccci bag per week in the hope that some sucker would buy it. and watch the country go bankrupt and have all the other countries pay the bills

7. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Those rounded edges on the screen are making it even more fragile...

13. stealthd unregistered

Why use the word "excessive"? Seems to have a negative connotation for no reason backed up by the article.

14. TimCook

Posts: 450; Member since: Oct 23, 2014

Foxconn needs to focus their attention exclusively on Apple devices... People need more IPhones and they need to deliver.

23. Fazz1977

Posts: 153; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

You sir, are a f**king knob. Apple needs a jihad declared against it.

15. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

%20 Premium over normal, wonder if the Sapphire display deal had any precedent here? Well the ifans don't seem to mind when the price gets hiked up as Apple's bank account currently shows. Apple will not eat that cost, the consumer will. Don't think I am saying its a bad thing to pay a little more where possible to OEM that do the building of the product or that Apple will pass this new cost on to their fans. Just acknowledging a price premium hike coming up down the road.

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