BOE is one of the companies responsible for the supply of OLED panels for the 6.1-inch iPhone 13. However, the company has not released the iPhone OLED panels for Apple since February. This is the reason. There are two main reasons for this, according to The Elec. The first is the lack of display driving ICs. According to sources familiar with the situation, LX Semicon is providing the BOE, which provides more access to the LG Display.
In April, 9to5Mac had already addressed this issue. Apple had hoped that China display manufacturer BOE would be able to make as many as 40M iPhone displays in 2022, but the lack of display chips saw the market drop to 30M. In addition, the most likely reason why the BOE did not make any other OLED panels for the 6.1-inch iPhone 13 is that “The panel maker can change the shape of the OLED panels, as well as expand the size of the thin film. transistor, and this was discovered by Apple, sources add. ”
Although this allows the iPhone OLED manufacturer to stop production, it is unlikely that Apple will remove the BOE from its supply chain. It is more of an opportunity for Apple to keep the BOE as a supplier to the Samsung Display and LG Display to cut their OLED side charges. Despite the dip in production size, sources say BOE’s B11, which manufactures OLED panels for iPhones, is still operating in Sichuan.
It is also unclear how this case caused by the BOE will affect its publicity to produce iPhone 15 Pro OLED panels, as Samsung is said to be the sole manufacturer of iPhone 14 Pro panels. It is important to note that the BOE has provided 15 million to 16 million units of OLED panels for iPhones by 2021, while it plans to provide 60 million units this year – which will not happen. Introduced in 2007 by Steve Jobs, Apple’s iPhone’s flagship iOS device and easily his most popular product around the world. The iPhone runs iOS and includes a large collection of mobile apps through the App Store.