Apple has just licensed BOE to produce screens for iPhone 14 after the scandal of arbitrarily adjusting product parameters.
A source from China’s ITHome said that Apple has licensed Beijing Oriental Electronics (BOE) to supply OLED screens for iPhone 14. The company is expected to mass produce from July and ship the screen in September.
This certification was approved two years earlier than two years ago, when BOE provided screens for the iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 series. Earlier in mid-June, the Korean site The Elec reported that Apple and BOE were evaluating the possibility. manufactures screens for iPhone 14.
Apple is expected to launch the iPhone 14 series in September, including 2 versions with a 6.1-inch screen (iPhone 14, 14 Pro) and 6.7-inch (iPhone 14 Max, 14 Pro Max). BOE will supply a 6.1-inch LTPS OLED display for the standard iPhone 14.
Sources from the supply chain said that Apple will buy more than 90 million flexible OLED panels for iPhone 14 in 2022. Samsung Display will supply 60 million panels, LG Display will supply 25 million and BOE will produce more than 5 million screens.
Licensing BOE to produce screens for iPhone 14 is Apple’s forgiving move after the Chinese company was found to arbitrarily edit the screen parameters of iPhone 13. Specifically, BOE changed the width of the circuit board on thin-film transistors of displays that are not approved by Apple, in order to increase the percentage of products that meet quality standards.
Apple terminated its contract with BOE in early May, just seven months after the Chinese company participated in the production of screens for the iPhone 13. BOE had to send senior leadership and some employees to Apple headquarters in Cupertino. (USA) to explain the incident.
In June, The Elec reported that BOE had restored the OLED screen production line on the iPhone 13, before being licensed by Apple to supply 5 million panels for the iPhone 14.
Page 9to5Mac surprised by Apple’s move to forgive BOE. Previously, Apple was famous for its strict standards, ready to stop the contract with the supplier if it was discovered to change product parameters arbitrarily.
However, licensing BOE to produce screens for iPhone 14 could help Apple “bargain” easily with Samsung or LG, the main screen suppliers for the iPhone. The number of 5 million screens is considered a punishment for BOE because this ratio is much lower than the number of screens of Samsung or LG.
Rumors about iPhone 14 models have appeared quite a lot, especially as the launch time approaches. According to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of TF International Securities, the iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max own a larger camera cluster because the main sensor has a resolution increased from 12 MP to 48 MP, helping the device to record 8K video instead of 8K video. up to 4K like the previous generation.
Kuo believes that Apple will improve the autofocus feature on the front camera of the iPhone 14, using a new sensor that will significantly improve the quality of photography and video recording. He considers these to be Apple’s biggest front-facing camera upgrades.
According to iDropNews , Apple may hold an iPhone 14 launch event on September 13. Rumors predict the price of the iPhone 14 will be $100 higher than the previous version. Specifically, the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max duo will have a starting price of 799 USD and 899 USD . Meanwhile, iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max are priced from $ 1,099 and $ 1,199 respectively .