The iPhone 14 Pro and the iPhone 14 Pro Max are expected to use OLED screens from Samsung Display, which has already been reported to be a major supplier. Due to an oversight by BOE, it may be able to produce displays for the iPhone 14 and the iPhone 14 Max in the near future. OLED panels supplied by BOE are used in Apple’s non-flagship iPhones.
Last month, BOE confirmed that it had won a contract with Apple to build 30 million OLED panels for the iPhone 14 and the iPhone 14 Pro Max. A new report from The Elec claims that BOE is still waiting for Apple’s official approval before it can begin manufacturing, which means that the company may be out of luck when it comes to supplying displays for the 2022 iPhones.
Display panel manufacturing yields were extremely low at BOE, according to The Elec. In order to fix the problem, the manufacturer modified the display parameters without telling Apple about it. Apple, of course, was aware of the problem and requested that BOE immediately stop production.
According to reports, the Chinese company sent a C-level staffer to Apple’s headquarters to explain why it took the actions it did. It also urged Apple to allow the creation of OLED displays for 2022 iPhones, but it didn’t “get a clear response from Apple.”
Apple is trying to minimise its dependence on Samsung Display and LG Display by procuring the displays from other manufacturers. However, given Apple’s displeasure with BOE, it is highly likely that the displays for the iPhone 14 and the iPhone 14 Max will be manufactured by Samsung Display and LG Display.