Apple Supplier BOE Facing iPhone Display Production Issues Due to Chip Shortages

Apple supplier BOE is having issues producing the OLED panels that are used in iPhones due to the ongoing global chip shortage, reports The Elec. The shortage will impact production "this month and next month," according to the site's sources.

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BOE gets its display driver ICs for Apple's iPhone display panels from LX Semicon, but LX Semicon's production is falling short of the target goal. Because of a lack of production capacity from foundries, LX Semicon is apparently supplying display driver ICs to LG Display before BOE.

As a result, BOE is expected to drop its OLED panel production volume from three million units to two million units next month. Apple has reportedly ordered up to 10 million OLED panel units from BOE for the first half of 2022, and it is unclear if the shortage will impact ‌iPhone‌ supplies.

The iPhone 13 and 13 Pro models were in short supply following their launch last September, but as of now, both devices are in stock and available for next-day delivery in most places.

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Top Rated Comments

syklee26 Avatar
18 weeks ago
Yet another suuply issues coming from BOE… I just don’t understand why Apple keeps going to them. It is not like BOE’s products are high yield high quality. In efforts to pinch every penny, they continue to live with supply uncertainties.

This is what I hate about Tim Cook regime. If customers are willing to pay premium for Apple products, at least build them with top of the line manufacturers. Don’t make products with crappy parts and claim every September that this is the best iPhone yet.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
R3k Avatar
18 weeks ago

Yet another suuply issues coming from BOE… I just don’t understand why Apple keeps going to them. It is not like BOE’s products are high yield high quality. In efforts to pinch every penny, they continue to live with supply uncertainties.

This is what I hate about Tim Cook regime. If customers are willing to pay premium for Apple products, at least build them with top of the line manufacturers. Don’t make products with crappy parts and claim every September that this is the best iPhone yet.
I think Apple have the quality control thing down fine.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ColdShadow Avatar
18 weeks ago
Apple was using Samsung and LG OLED panels in iPhones, why did they cheap out and went to budget Chinese display company BOE??
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
popdan Avatar
18 weeks ago
just stick to samsung and LG, stop buying cheap crap parts
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
sw1tcher Avatar
18 weeks ago

Yet another suuply issues coming from BOE… I just don’t understand why Apple keeps going to them. It is not like BOE’s products are high yield high quality. In efforts to pinch every penny, they continue to live with supply uncertainties.

This is what I hate about Tim Cook regime. If customers are willing to pay premium for Apple products, at least build them with top of the line manufacturers. Don’t make products with crappy parts and claim every September that this is the best iPhone yet.
No $99 million ('https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/shareholders-advisory-group-doesnt-want-tim-cook-to-get-99-million-pay-package.2334988/') for you, Tim Cook! ?
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Mr. Dee Avatar
18 weeks ago
And guess what, the world did not fall apart, you can still breath, wake up and live your life.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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