Apple looking into BOE as second largest OLED supplier for 2021

Ivan, 31 December 2019

Apple is planning to order a batch of OLEDs from China's BOE with the potential of making the display manufacturer its second largest supplier of OLEDs in 2021.

The rumor comes from sources in South Korea and claims that Apple could be looking to order some 45 million OLED panels from BOE, intended for use in the 2021 iPhone devices.

Apple looking into BOE as second largest OLED supplier for 2021

This would make BOE Apple's second largest supplier of OLED panels with Samsung continuing to satisfy the bulk of Apple's OLED needs, LG Display would be relegated to third and Japan Display would supply small OLED screens, catering to the Apple Watch.

Apple could require more OLED panels in 2020 if the rumors of an all-OLED iPhone 12 lineup are correct. But it's unclear if any BOE-made OLEDs will make it onto an iPhone in 2020. BOE supplies the screens for Huawei's Mate series of phones, among others.

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Exactly. I refuse to buy any phone with an AMOLED panel because the PWM flickering causes me terrible headaches and eyestrain, and DC dimming is an insufficient solution since it does not eliminate flickering entirely and causes a degradation in imag...

  • Anonymous

add to the fact that China is devaluing its currency, essentially cancelling out effects from tariffs.

Quantity does matter you produce 1000 display if 10 or 20 turns out faulty than its ok but if 100 or 200 turn out faulty it should be a concern so quantity does matter and I am sure the reason they skipped QHD on P and Mate series was to cut cost

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