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The iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max could launch with OLED panels from BOE rather than Samsung

Some examples of mobile BOE OLED. (Source: BOE)
Some examples of mobile BOE OLED. (Source: BOE)
Currently, most new Pro-series iPhones are shipped with displays made by Samsung. However, BOE aims to cut into that market with new panels with the specs Apple might be looking for in future models. They include LTPO and a double-stack tandem structure, which could persuade the Cupertino giant to throw more orders its way from 2023 on.

BOE is a Chinese display-maker that already makes OLED panels bought by Apple - however, these products are typically taken up for cheaper models such as the vanila iPhone 13 rather than the top-end 13 Pro Max. This leaves Samsung with the majority of those more prestigious orders.

However, BOE might now have ambitions to cut into this line of the South Korean OEM's business in the near future with the opening of its latest production line ("B12") in Chongqing. According to TheElec, this is the site of the comany's latest line in OLED production for mobile devices, with the next-gen specs that might compete with those developed by Samsung for customers such as Apple.

Then again, BOE might only be in a position to compete with orders intended for the "iPhone 15" series. Meanwhile, it might need to content itself with making panels for the 13, as well as its immediate successor. The firm is projected to ship as many as 50 million phone screens to the Cupertino giant in 2022, up from an estimated 15 to 16 million by the end of 2021.

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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2022-01-24 (Update: 2022-01-24)