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‘WSJ’: Foxconn’s Wisconsin plant will make iPhone screens

Though previous reports says the Wisconsin display factory of Apple supplier Hon Hai Precision Industry, better known as Foxconn Technology Group, will make large panels for use in TV and monitors, the Wall Street Journal claims it will make LCD displays for iPhones.

The article adds that this would be the first factory of its kind in North America. Foxconn’s second most powerful executive, Sharp President Tai Jeng-Wu, talked about making parts in the United States during a public speech last November.

“We are now building a new [OLED] facility in Japan. We can make [OLED] panels, a kind of screen] in the US too,” he said. “If our key customer demands us to manufacture in the US, is it possible for us not to do so?”

The “iPhone 8” is expected to sport an OLED display. However, the “iPhone 7 Plus” and “iPhone 7s Plus” will likely use LCD displays.

Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.