Apple is reportedly ordering OLED panels for this year’s iPhone 14 from the Chinese display company BOE.
The BOE has been awarded a 50 million yuan contract by Apple to produce the display, which accounts for 25 percent of the OLED panels used in the new iPhone. Only 6.1-inch OLED panels will be made by BOE, and screens for the iPhone 14 Max and iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max will be ordered from LG and Samsung.
This is also the first time the BOE has released panels for use in the current generation of new iPhones. Previously, the BOE was responsible for the production of new iPhone models and later generations. The BOE is reportedly preparing to supply OLED panels for later iPads and MacBooks.
For future contracts from Apple, the BOE will also expand the company’s B16 plant in Sichuan and install power lines to produce the required number of OLED panels. According to annual reports, the BOE produces nearly 60 million OLED panels, an increase of 60% over the previous year.
Currently, BOE is the number one display manufacturer and the second largest supplier in the world after Samsung.