According to Tim cook, iPhone 11 sold record numbers. What would it mean, and can it be trusted? He would have been at least three times the head of Apple, the figures in the Studio! All for whom Apple is not just another company we want to believe that the company finally got lucky. But suddenly something goes wrong? Matter. Supplier of LCDs for the iPhone 11, the company Japan Display (JDI) has become the centre of a dangerous and unpleasant scandal.

It turned out that one of the top managers of the company from 2014 to 2018 eased her account to $ 5.3 million. While he is accused of misuse of funds, and besides, fraud in financial reporting. Despite the fact that the company for some years now incurs losses and there is subsidized, the main source of which is the Japanese government and the main client of the company – Apple. In Japan Display, where everything was and without that not too good, now employs auditors, investigators, verified all financial documentation.

It’s very serious, and could have ended very badly for compromised one of its executives, and while Apple kept a pause, the fate of the iPhone 11 hung on a thin thread over a bottomless chasm. The point is not that JDI have noThey are. But even in the most cloudless-ideal case the transition from one provider to another at the peak of the season, which feeds the whole year, would cause interruptions in production of the “hot” product of the season.

Problems with the display of the iPhone

About Japan Display (JDI), and before that it was possible to write a Thriller. The leadership of JDI have made mistake after mistake, ignoring the emerging framework of feasibility of burning public interest in the OLED display (which uses organic LEDs), and reducing the number of customers, in fact, to one. 70% gains made by the company Apple. And Nintendo, in which hybrid game console (Nintendo Switch) about half of the LCD displays produced by the JDI. The company has several times in recent years was on the verge of death, and if not for the financial assistance it would not have been. In fact, from a technical point of view, it is very good, on account of its many innovations in it, no one would invest huge sums of money and even make it the main supplier of one of the most important components of the iPhone if JDI was not “highlights”. The LCD display from JDI with some of the best in the world, possibly the best. OLED displays, which JDI was engaged in late and, apparently, without much love – no. But all these troubles were beginning. Chief financial officer of JDI who was fired in disgrace in 2018, too, was not deprived of creative abilities.

Japan Display is a key Apple suppliers

It is unknown what the reaction of the state authorities of Japan, which has allocated in the JDI 2014-2018 billions of dollars. Inspection and investigation, the court may convict the thieving company to a higher measure of economic protection, and perhaps she was destined to go down in history not as the Creator of a unique variant of IPS or a sophisticated active matrix of his own invention, and an example that causes confusion and disgust. Created some, stealing others, to answer – together. But while there is no judgment, and the company is, the iPhone 11 received on time and their quality is not satisfactory. Apple invested in early 2019 in JDI $ 100 million, decided to increase it to 200 million. JDI had Apple 1.5 billion (spent on the construction of the factory producing displays almost exclusively for Apple) – at the beginning of this year, “Apple Empire” has agreed to postpone the debt repayment until better times, and now again confirmed this decision.

Why Apple this “lame horse”? About creative and technical component we have already mentioned, this aspect should not be underestimated. But there is a more prosaic reason. Of all the companies working in this area to match the level of expertise, JDI can only be one: Samsung. In fact, a direct competitor. Services Samsung and Apple already have to use more often than we would like the management of the company. Business is business, corporations can run entire herds of rabid cats, but contract terms are respected by both parties punctually – nevertheless, the possibility to diversify the supply of displays is not a whim. The situations are different, no one can provide a tempting opportunity to seize in his throat. You never know how events will unfold?

What is Japan Display (JDI)

The main factory Japan Display

JDI – a joint venture between INCJ (Innovation Network Corporation of Japan), which is 70% in the venture, Hitachi (10%), Sony Corporation (10%) and Toshiba Corporation (10%). The decision on its establishment was taken in the summer of 2011, 15 of November of the same year it was formally established with effect from 1 April 2012, began the work. The joint venture was created to unite the fragmented efforts of small and medium-sized producers of LCD displays into something solid and powerful. Hitachi, Sony and Toshiba units were engaged in this direction, but none of them could compete in this segment. In 2014, the JDI is the primary supplier of LCDs for the iPhone. Because the JDI (and themselves enough to choose this company) Tim cook and Phil Schiller had something to show in the new iPhone models. iPhone X with vulgar despicable OLED display as if painted on heart brilliant and headstrong Japanese company these “X”. However, Apple has used LCD displays from JDI, iPhone 8, 8 Max, XR, and 11. And something else, but in much smaller amounts.