Apple has always tried to diversify its suppliers. At the moment, Samsung is the main supplier of iPhone screens, with LG and BOE playing secondary roles. But Apple wants BOE to get more orders to reduce the company’s dependence on Samsung.
According to recent reports, BOE will continue to supply Apple with 6.1-inch OLED panels this year, which will be for the standard model of the iPhone 14 series. Analysts predict that Apple will ship 200 million iPhones this year, and about 20% of them will use BOE screens. This means that around 40 million iPhones will use BOE screens this year. By comparison, BOE shipped 15-16 million iPhone screens last year.
BOE is currently supplying LTPS OLED screens, and the company is doing its best to mass-produce more expensive LTPO OLED panels to get into the iPhone 15 Pro supply chain, as we reported yesterday.
At the end of last year, the first stage of the BOE Chongqing B12 plant was put into operation, where LTPO OLED screens will be assembled in the future. At present, iPhone displays supplied by BOE are mainly produced by Sichuan B7 and B11 production lines. This year, the 6.1-inch screen of the iPhone 14 series will also be produced on the B11 production line.
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