Apple has listed China's BOE Technology Co LTD as a high-end display supplier for its new iPhone 13, but neither apple nor BOE have responded, nikkei said, citing multiple sources familiar with the matter.
Boe began supplying a small number of OLED displays for the 6.1-inch iPhone 13 in late September and plans to increase shipments soon, according to people familiar with the matter. It is awaiting a final review process, which could end as soon as this month, with an emphasis on screen durability.
"Final testing is under way, but BOE should have no problem passing the test based on the results of early samples," an executive with direct knowledge of the matter told Nikkei. "Apple and BOE are working together on the basis of their previous iPhone 12 project, and both apple and BOE want to reach this goal as soon as possible."
IT Home has learned that this could represent the first time BOE has supplied screens for Apple's new flagship iPhone, having so far only supplied screens for cheaper models as well as refurbished and refurbished iphones.
Boe will share orders for iPhone 13 displays with Samsung Display, accounting for about 20 per cent of total orders, the report said. In a best-case scenario, BOE is aiming for 40% of the order from Samsung, the people added.
It is worth noting that it remains to be seen whether BOE will be able to provide apple with a steady supply of OLED products, as this is the first time the company has offered OLED products for its new iPhone models.