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Apple unveiled the iPhone 8 Plus, left, the iPhone X, center, and the iPhone 8 on Tuesday.   © Reuters

New iPhones highlight waning clout of Japanese parts makers

South Korean, Taiwanese suppliers to provide key components for new features

| South Korea

TOKYO -- New iPhone models no longer excite Japanese parts makers as much as before, as their dominance as Apple suppliers has been eroded over the years with the rise of South Korean and Taiwanese rivals.

The U.S. tech giant unveiled new iterations of the iPhone series Tuesday. A key selling point of the iPhone X, the new flagship model, is the use of an organic light-emitting diode display, instead of a liquid crystal display.

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