Apple actually wanted to reduce its dependence on Samsung for OLED display shipments for the iPhone 15 series. The plan was to include OLED manufacturer BOE in the suppliers. So far, Apple has relied solely on Samsung and LG, with Samsung handling the majority of orders.
However, according to a new report, Apple iPhone 15 production is not yet going according to plan because the BOE panels have not yet met the quality requirements. On the one hand, the quality of BOE’s OLED production is said to vary, on the other hand, there is allegedly a clear light emission around the cut-out for the Dynamic Island.
Still, TheElec’s report suggests that BOE isn’t completely out of the loop. It seems like the Chinese manufacturer is making progress, but it won’t make it in time for the first OLED order. As far as later batches are concerned, Apple could definitely pick up the Chinese again if the quality is appropriate. As a result, Samsung has to fill the gap first and will therefore start production a month earlier than planned.
According to the latest rumors, the Apple iPhone 15 and 15 Pro will get new displays, which certainly does not lower the requirements. On the one hand, all new Apple cell phones get the Dynamic Island. On the other hand, the panels of the entire series are switched to thinner bezels. According to a recent report, the entire range will have uniform bezels measuring just 1.5mm around the entire display.