BOE is a well-known manufacturer of displays. The company, which is called Beijing Oriental Electronics, has been a trusted partner to Apple in producing iPhone OLED displays. The company has contributed to a significant number of iPhone 13 OLED displays. It was an excellent possibility for an iPhone 14 OLED display supply. But, the agreement to supply OLED displays with Apple could be set to be terminated. The company is said to have struck an agreement with Apple to provide OLED displays for its coming iPhone 14 series. But, a report from the South Korean news outlet The Elec states that the company has yet to get Apple permission to use the iPhone 14 displays. If the approval doesn’t arrive and is not received, then BOE will likely lose the purchase of thirty million OLED screens for 2022 iPhones.
As per this report, the cause of this is that BOE unintentionally alters the circuit’s design dimensions on the iPhone 13 OLED panels; the reason for this was to boost the yield. This led to Apple seeking BOE to stop manufacturing these panels. The production of iPhone 13 OLED panels by BOE stopped in February. The Elec reports that the display manufacturer even sent a senior executive and a handful of employees to Apple’s headquarters. BOE tried to explain to Apple why it made the design changes introduced in a unilateral way. BOE is now asking Apple to allow the production of OLED panels for the iPhone 14. But, they are not yet getting a specific reply from Apple.
Apple wanted to increase the number OF COMPANIES AVAILABLE TO BUY IPHONE 14 Displays.
Apple is working to decrease its dependence on Samsung Display and LG Display. Apple is looking to expand and diversify its suppliers. Numerous suppliers will give the company the ability to negotiate more favorable prices. The iPhones are selling fast, so it’s normal to see suppliers competing to be the company’s preferred choice. It’s possible that we won’t have this level of competition in 2022. In the end, BOE is unable to continue producing iPhone 13 OLED screens, nor is it approved for iPhone 14 OLED displays. This means that we could be seeing Samsung, as well as LG Display, getting these orders for 30 million OLED panels.
This will surely affect BOE since, considering that BOE has invested in order to satisfy Apple’s demands for OLED screens. However, it is likely to have additional partners in the future. For the iPhones, as far as they are related, Apple will launch four models: iPhone 14 14, 14 Max, 14 Pro, and Pro Max. The most notable difference is Pro Max, the iPhone 14 Max. It’s larger and more than the standard version but with the identical size, display that Pro Max. Pro Max. However, the specifications are lower than those of the Pro version. There is an expected launch date for the iPhones that are circulating through the media rumor mill.