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Apple set to re-evaluate iPhone 14 OLED panels produced by BOE but the order might be considerably small

Apple is allegedly sourcing displays for the iPhone 14 series from Samsung, LG, and BOE. (Image source: Howard Bouchevereau)
Apple is allegedly sourcing displays for the iPhone 14 series from Samsung, LG, and BOE. (Image source: Howard Bouchevereau)
Apple is re-evaluating iPhone 14 displays produced by BOE if a report from The Elec is to be believed. Following a controversy where Apple caught BOE changing the panel circuitry of the iPhone 13 without its approval, Cupertino had suspended BOE as a display provider. The display row also put BOE's contract to manufacture iPhone 14 panels in jeopardy.

As is the case with every iPhone launch, the upcoming iPhone 14 and the iPhone 14 Pro series have leaked extensively. We know almost everything there is to know about the upcoming models including the new camera systems, battery upgrades, and the new A16 Bionic chip that reportedly results in some serious CPU and GPU performance gains. Now The Elec, a South Korean publication, has confirmed that Apple is evaluating OLED displays made by the Chinese display maker BOE.

According to the publication, BOE hopes to produce OLED panels for the standard iPhone 14 after receiving approval from Apple. If Cupertino gives the green signal, BOE will start producing panels for the base iPhone 14 between July and August.

BOE supplies displays for the iPhone 13 series. In February, the company’s display output took a dive after the firm changed the panel’s circuit design without prior approval from Apple. Apple caught wind of the situation and put the display order on hold. Hoping to resolve the situation, BOE’s executives flew to Cupertino and received re-approval to supply displays for the iPhone 13.

Per The Elec’s sources, due to the recent developments between Apple and BOE, the Chinese maker will only produce up to 5 million panels, a number which is almost sure to be considerably less than what Samsung and LG Display will end up providing.

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Fawad Murtaza, 2022-06-22 (Update: 2022-06-22)