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iPad Mini 7 Rumored to Feature These Four Upgrades

Monday October 16, 2023 9:32 am PDT by
The seventh-generation iPad mini will feature four main upgrades and changes, according to a Weibo leaker with an early track record for disclosing accurate information about Apple's plans. The account, known as "Instant Digital," claims that the seventh-generation ‌iPad mini‌ will feature four key differences, with no other other notable improvements other than the following changes. A16 ...
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Samsung Fulfilling Nearly All of Apple's iPhone 15 OLED Display Orders

Tuesday September 12, 2023 5:45 am PDT by
Samsung appears to have secured a monopoly in the supply of iPhone 15 displays this year, after Chinese-based BOE once again failed to get formal approval from Apple to mass produce the required OLED panels. BOE, which was supposed to be supplying OLED displays for the standard ‌iPhone 15‌ and larger ‌iPhone 15‌ Plus, was awaiting conditional approval from Apple in March, but it was delayed...
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Apple Considering Shift Away From Sony for Micro-OLED Displays in Future Vision Pro Headsets

Tuesday August 29, 2023 7:54 am PDT by
Apple is considering switching production of micro-OLED displays for future versions of the Vision Pro headset from Sony to Chinese manufacturers like BOE and SeeYa amid supply chain challenges, The Information reports. Sony, the current supplier of micro-OLED displays for Vision Pro, has apparently shown reservations about expanding its production capabilities for the components amid...
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6.1-Inch iPhone SE 4 OLED Panel to Be Supplied by China's BOE

Monday March 6, 2023 3:36 am PST by
Apple partner BOE will supply the OLED displays for the fourth-generation iPhone SE, which is expected to be released next year, according to The Elec. China-based BOE reportedly missed the initial volume of OLED panels destined for this year's iPhone 15 series due to production issues, with Samsung and LG claiming the majority of orders. Now it is looking to make up for it by focusing on...
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iPhone 15's Dynamic Island Poses Production Difficulties for One Apple Supplier

Tuesday February 28, 2023 3:53 am PST by
Apple is expected to expand the Dynamic Island to all four iPhone 15 models released this year, but the integrated feature is making it difficult for one of Apple's Chinese suppliers to produce the devices en masse, claims a new report. According to Korean-language website The Elec, China's BOE is having problems with light leakage around the portion of the OLED display where the pill and...
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Major iPhone Display Supplier to Build $250 Million OLED Factory in Vietnam

Wednesday January 11, 2023 3:46 am PST by
Apple supplier BOE is in talks to rent dozens of hectares of land in north Vietnam to build a plant dedicated to making OLED display panels that will likely be used in future iPhones. The Chinese company is seeking to invest a total of up to $400 million on 100 hectares of land, half of which could be used to build a $250 million factory specializing in the creation of OLED screens,...
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Kuo: Apple Picks BOE for Initial Order of iPhone 15 Displays, Could Potentially Overtake Samsung as Leading Supplier

Tuesday January 3, 2023 10:05 pm PST by
Apple has placed orders with display supplier BOE for the iPhone 15 and ‌iPhone 15‌ Plus for the second half of 2023, with the supplier potentially overtaking Samsung as the iPhone's largest display provider by 2024. Writing in his ially-overtaking-samsung-and-lg-ca594ccfeaf0">Medium blog, Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says BOE has beaten Samsung for orders for the upcoming ‌iPhone 15‌ and ‌iPh...
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Apple Said to Be Evaluating iPhone 14 OLED Displays This Week Ahead of Mass Production

Monday June 20, 2022 4:50 am PDT by
Apple is evaluating OLED displays for the iPhone 14 this week ahead of mass production, The Elec reports. The OLED display panels in question are reportedly destined for the standard, 6.1-inch ‌iPhone 14‌ model, with mass production due to begin between July and August. The displays are from Chinese display panel maker BOE, which was embroiled in controversy earlier this year after Apple...
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Apple Supplier BOE Could Be Frozen Out of Supply Chain for iPhone 14 OLED Panels

Friday May 20, 2022 4:19 am PDT by
Apple supplier BOE is still waiting to receive approval from Apple to manufacture OLED panels for the upcoming iPhone 14 series, after the company was found to have made design changes without Apple's approval (via The Elec). Earlier this month, Apple cut the Chinese display manufacturer out of the iPhone 13 supply chain after it was found to have changed the design of its OLED panels by...
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Apple Drops BOE iPhone Displays After Discovering Unexpected Design Changes

Wednesday May 4, 2022 4:55 am PDT by
Apple has virtually cut Chinese display manufacturer BOE out of the iPhone 13's supply chain after discovering design changes to its OLED panels, The Elec reports. BOE has been supplying OLED display panels for 6.1-inch iPhone models since last year, but the company has only manufactured a "meager amount" of OLED panels for the ‌iPhone‌ since February, according to The Elec. Panel production ...
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Apple Suppliers Preparing for First OLED iPad in 2024, Followed by OLED MacBook

Thursday April 7, 2022 4:09 am PDT by
China's BOE Technology is preparing to supply Apple with OLED displays for future iPad and MacBook models, The Elec reports. In preparation for Apple's supply requirements, BOE will build a Gen 8.6 OLED display panel production line at its B16 factory in Sichuan Province, China, according to The Elec. The new production line will reportedly open toward the end of 2024. The company plans to...
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Apple Supplier BOE Facing iPhone Display Production Issues Due to Chip Shortages

Thursday February 17, 2022 5:22 pm PST by
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. 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....
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BOE to Manufacture Up to 15-Inch OLED Displays Aimed for Future iPads

Sunday January 9, 2022 5:23 pm PST by
Apple supplier BOE recently converted one of its factories in China in order to manufacture larger OLED displays for devices beyond smartphones, including tablets and computers, according to Korean website The Elec. The report claims that BOE is likely aiming to supply OLED displays for future iPads, after becoming a supplier of iPhone 13 displays last year. The repurposed factory will be...
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BOE's Display for 2023 iPhone Expected to Put Pressure on LG

Friday November 19, 2021 6:01 am PST by
Amid rumors about Apple's custom-designed modem for its 2023 iPhone lineup, a new report today suggested that the display panels destined for these models could put substantial pressure on LG Display's market share. According to research by UBI, seen by The Elec, BOE is converting three of its factories into facilities capable of manufacturing OLED panels for Apple. Until now, BOE has manufac...
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China-Based BOE to Supply OLED Panels for iPhone 13 Models

Wednesday October 13, 2021 2:22 am PDT by
Apple has added display manufacturer BOE to its list of main suppliers of OLED panels for iPhone 13 models, according to a new report today from Nikkei Asia. The Beijing-based display maker began shipping a small number of organic light-emitting diode (OLED) displays for the 6.1-inch iPhone 13 in late September and is scheduled to increase those shipments soon, pending a final verification...
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BOE Fails Apple's OLED Panel Validation for Second Time This Year

Thursday November 19, 2020 3:56 am PST by
Chinese display maker BOE has reportedly failed yet again to secure a supply order from Apple for OLED panels for iPhones. According to TheElec, OBE is still facing manufacturing issues at its Chengdu plant in Sichuan province, meaning the display maker has failed to secure Apple's validation for the OLED screens for the second time this year. BOE's plant in Mianyang – in the same...
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BOE Reportedly Failed to Deliver First Shipment of OLED Panels for 'iPhone 12'

Friday June 12, 2020 5:15 am PDT by
Chinese display maker BOE reportedly failed to deliver the first shipment of OLED panels for Apple's so-called iPhone 12, which is expected to be released later this year. According to Korea's DDaily, the failure was down to BOE's inability to pass OLED quality control tests. It's unclear from the Korean-language report when the tests where carried out and whether they will have any...
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Samsung Expected to Provide Nearly 80% of OLED Displays for iPhone 12 Lineup [Updated]

Tuesday May 26, 2020 9:30 am PDT by
Despite Apple's focus on diversifying its suppliers for various components in its products, Samsung Display is expected to still provide nearly 80 percent of the OLED displays used in this year's "iPhone 12" lineup, according to a preview of a DigiTimes report that will be published in full tomorrow. Samsung Display has obtained nearly 80% of the overall panel orders for Apple's...
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Apple 'Aggressively Testing' OLED Displays From China's BOE for 2020 iPhone Lineup

Wednesday August 21, 2019 4:50 am PDT by
Apple is in the final stages of certifying flexible OLED panels produced by BOE Display for use in future iPhones, according to a new report out today. The Nikkei Asian Review says Apple is "aggressively testing" screens made by the Chinese company, as it considers taking on BOE as an OLED supplier to cut costs and reduce its reliance on Samsung, which is believed to be Apple's primary...
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LG Expected to Share OLED Display Orders for 2019 iPhones, Possibly Followed by BOE as Early as 2020

Friday July 19, 2019 7:05 am PDT by
Samsung is believed to be Apple's exclusive supplier of OLED displays for iPhones, but it may have company soon. In a research note shared with MacRumors, Barclays analysts said fellow Korean company LG will likely support OLED display production for 2019 iPhones, possibly followed by Chinese manufacturer BOE as early as 2020. Multiple reports have indicated that Apple may tap LG and BOE...