Apple has designated Beijing Oriental Electronics (BOE) as one of the display suppliers for the iPhone 13 variants. Screens for refurbished iPhones were made by BOE. The company was then selected by Apple to provide OLED panels for the iPhone 12 in 2020. The business was unable to provide the first shipment of OLED panels to Apple in 2020 because BOE displays failed to pass the validation testing.
In order to increase yield rates, the business changed the design without consulting Apple. BOE may lose millions of iPhone 14 orders as a result of what it did. Following the event, BOE sent personnel to Apple’s headquarters to explain the changes.
Reportedly, the company approached Apple for permission to produce OLED screens for the iPhone 14. Apple, on the other hand, has yet to approve it. Changing the design without Apple’s permission would come back to haunt BOE in the long run. It’s possible that Apple may drop its duty of producing displays for its next handsets.
This September, Apple may unveil the iPhone 14. However, the manufacture of the next iPhone may begin as early as June. Instead of depending on BOE, Apple might hire Samsung or LG Display to manufacture more panels. It would take BOE a long time to process what it had done. The 6.1-inch and 6.7-inch screens for the iPhone 14 Pro might come from Samsung. LG, on the other hand, would produce the iPhone Pro Max’s 6.7-inch display.