Toshiba Denies Apple Investment In New Display Plant

Toshiba Denies Apple Investment In New Display Plant

Yesterday, we reported that Toshiba would be building new facility in order to supply Apple with high-res displays for future iPhones and iPads… and that Cupertino itself might have sunk some cash in to the project to get it off the ground.

Today, Toshiba’s denying Apple’s involvement.

The denial is being reported by Digitimes, and while the report is brief, it’s important to note that the only thing Toshiba is denying is Apple helping to shoulder the facility’s development: it is still very likely that Toshiba’s new displays will end up in future Apple products, even if Toshiba won’t identify the new facility’s customers directly.

The reason is simple: Apple favors low-temperature polysilicon panels using IPS technology, exactly the type of panel that Toshiba’s new facility will be building. Given the fact that the current supply of that sort of panel is comparatively scarce, it seems a lock that Toshiba’s new facility will do a brisk trade supplying panels for future iOS devices.

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