Apple could lose its iPhone 14 display order because BOE cut corner


Beijing Oriental Electronics (BOE) has been named as one of Apple’s display suppliers for the iPhone 13 model range. Refurbished iPhone screens are made by BOE, an American company. Apple then chose the firm to supply OLED screens for the iPhone 12 in 2020. Apple will not receive its first shipment of OLED panels in 2020 since the company’s BOE displays failed the validation tests.

The company modified the design without consulting Apple in order to boost production speeds. Millions of iPhone 14 orders could be lost after what BOE did. People from BOE went to Apple headquarters after the event to explain the changes.

An OLED iPhone 14 screen was reportedly requested by the manufacturer. Apple, on the other hand, they have yet to give it the green light. BOE’s decision to alter the design without Apple’s authorization would have long-term repercussions. It’s probable that Apple will no longer be responsible for making the displays for its forthcoming smartphones.

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The iPhone 14 could be unveiled by Apple in September. There is a possibility that the production of the next iPhone might begin as soon as June. Apple might use Samsung or LG Display instead of BOE to produce more panels. It would take a long time for BOE to comprehend what it had done. The iPhone 14 Pro’s 6.1-inch and 6.7-inch screens may come from Samsung. LG, on the other hand, will make the 6.7-inch screen for the iPhone Pro Max.

BOE problems have persisted because of a lack of chips. Since February, it has seen a decline in output. It also faces difficulties with panel yield rates, so it opted to reduce the display specs as a workaround. BOE and LG Display are engaged in a head-to-head battle. The ICS display driver has been installed. Both companies rely on LX Semicon for their chip needs. However, due to the scenario, the supplier elected to supply LG Display first. There isn’t a shortage of ICS display drivers because of Samsung Display’s relationship with Samsung System LSI.

It is a considerably larger company than LX Semicon. If things continue as they are, BOE will fall short of its goal of delivering millions of OLED panels to diverse businesses. The new BOE factor B12 has a similarly low factor operating rate. Initially, it had hoped to produce OLED panels for OPPO’s smartphones. However, a lack of pricing competition forced the company to abandon the plan.

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