There have already been shortage of chips in various industries since 2020 and the situation have been worse during 2021. Mobile phones have many different types of ICs and also the screen. We have the Touch IC, rom IC, driver IC and the decoding IC. The most IC in the aftermarket are imported by Ilitek, Focatel, Himax, Novatek and Synaptics. The international sanctions have made so the imported ICs has been declined. Other industries such as new energy vehicles and AI have stronger bargaining power to be the first to secure stock.
Because of the shortage of IC the different qualities of copy screens for iPhone 8 and 8 Plus are mostly without True tone IC since the end of 2020. The prices for the ICs have gone up so much that it’s not worth for factories in china to use them in production so they instead use copy Chinese IC. The problem is also that the Chinese IC can’t fully meet the current demand of aftermarket screens, the market want more screens then ICs that is available. For