BOE excluded from the initial OLED panel order for iPhone 15 lineup
As part of Apple’s plan to reduce its reliance on Samsung, the company wants to diversify its OLED supply chain by bringing Chinese OLED maker BOE into the mix. Until now, Apple has relied exclusively on Samsung and LG, with the former taking the bulk of the orders.
However, Apple’s iPhone 15 production is not going to plan as BOE panels do not yet meet quality requirements. Reportedly, BOE’s OLED production has inconsistent yields, and there is prominent light leakage around the cutout for the Dynamic Island.
Still, the report comes from TheElec suggests that BOE is not completely out of the mix. It seems that the Chinese manufacturer is making progress, but it will not arrive in time for the first OLED order, so it will participate in later batches. As a result, Samsung will have to take action and will start production a month earlier than planned.