Apple supplier BOE may be left out of supply chain for iPhone 14 OLED panels

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Apple supplier BOE may be left out of supply chain for iPhone 14 OLED panels
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Apple supplier BOE is still waiting for approval from Apple to manufacture OLED panels for the upcoming iPhone 14 series, after the company made design changes without Apple’s approval (via) Election,

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Earlier this month, Apple removed the Chinese display maker from the iPhone 13 supply chain after it was revealed that it had changed the design of its OLED panels by expanding the circuit width of thin-film transistors.

The change was probably made in an attempt to increase the rate of return, according to ElectionBut when Apple found out what had been done, it asked BOE to stop production immediately. As a direct result, BOE is said to have not received any orders from Apple for OLED panels for the iPhone 14.

The latest report claims that BOE visited Cupertino to explain why it unilaterally changed the circuit design, but it appears that the explanation was not accepted by Apple, which now supports Samsung and LG. Is basically looking to place an order for BOE.

After the incident the Chinese Display Panel sent an executive and C-level staff to Apple headquarters to explain why they changed the transistor’s circuit width.

He also asked the iPhone maker to approve the production of OLED panels for the iPhone 14, but did not get a clear answer from Apple, he also said.

Cupertino appears set to place orders for approximately 30 million OLED panels intended to be delivered to Samsung Display and LG Display to BOE ahead of the event.

Apple is said to want more than 150 million OLED panels for the iPhone 14 series, up from the 140 million units originally ordered. Display panel makers may start production as soon as next month, with Samsung expected to manufacture panels for the 6.1-inch and 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Pro models and LG will supply panels for the iPhone 14 Pro. 6.7 inches.

BOE has made OLED panels for the iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 at two factories in China, which accounts for just 10 percent of all iPhone displays in 2021, but the company continues to push LG Display as one of Apple’s main suppliers. Significant expansion was being planned. Shown in iPhone 2023.

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