Apple does not want to get its hands on a certain component again that could end up delaying its assembly line, as has been the case this year with the 3D recognition module, and that is why this year they would be much more proactive in making the purchase in early 2018. According to The Investor, Apple has made a significant payment to LG in order to have guaranteed a supply of 3D modules for the new generation of iPhone and iPad. This is an essential component for mounting Face ID.
The amount Apple would have paid in advance would be about 820.9 million to LG, so that additional facilities can be built for the manufacture of these 3D modules and they are guaranteed for this year.
This increase in demand for this component surely comes because Cupertino will want to include it in future iPads as has been rumored on several occasions. The next iPads could incorporate this technology in addition to having a screen much tighter to the edges.
In addition to the iPad Pro with this technology, rumors point to a new iPhone X Plus that obviously also requires this type of module. So, we would be talking about three terminals in which 3D modules have to be incorporated. If you’ve been in a hurry with only one iPhone, you’ll have to make a bigger investment.
We hope that the delays that we are experiencing in 2017 will not be seen again this year with these movements that we are getting to know little by little. And you, what do you think about it?