Apple did announce last month that it was going to invest 4 billion dollars into various components that were going to be brought from three separate companies. Although it was not mentioned then which components were going to be purchased, it is now evident that the investment has gone into display components. The companies involved in the supply of the displays are Toshiba, LG and Sharp as revealed by the market researcher iSupply.
Apple’s latest investment is sure to make the lives of smaller mobile manufacturers difficult. It is quite evident now that Google Android is the most popular software being used in phone technologies. If Apple has to stand any chance against the elevating Android, it can only be through a higher resolution display.
Apple’s reason for buying from these companies is because of the higher resolution output that these companies bring on small screens.