Apple this week is evaluating OLED screens for the iPhone 14 ahead of mass production, the Elec reports.


The OLED display panels in question are reportedly destined for the standard 6.1-inch ‌iPhone 14‌ model, which will begin mass production between July and August.

The displays are from Chinese display panel manufacturer BOE, which became embroiled in controversy earlier this year after Apple discovered that the supplier had secretly changed the circuit width of thin-film transistors on OLED panels for the iPhone 13. After BOE executives visited Cupertino to resolve the situation with Apple, the OLED panels were re-approved, not least because their presence in the supply chain pressures Samsung Display and LG Display to be more competitive and lower prices. to lower.

The screen change debacle of the ‌iPhone 13‌ will likely limit the number of screens Apple orders from BOE to about five million. BOE hopes to get approval from Apple before the end of June, but the supplier is said to be several weeks behind Samsung and LG. Despite delays from manufacturers in China, the iPhone 14 lineup is expected to launch normally in the fall.

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