BOE re-gains approval to supply iPhone 13 panels, panels for iPhone 14 to be evaluated

Chinese display manufacturer BOE has re-gained Apple’s approval to produce iPhone 13 display panels. In addition to this, the Cupertino tech giant will soon evaluate panels manufactured by BOE for the upcoming iPhone 14.

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Apple grants approval to BOE to resume production of iPhone 13 OLED panels

BOE and Apple have had some ups and downs when it comes to panels of the upcoming iPhone 14 lineup. In April, it was reported that Apple signed a deal with the manufacturer to supply components for the upcoming iPhone. BOE was then ordered to halt production of the panels after it changed the design of iPhone OLED panels by expanding the circuit width of the thin-film transistor without Apple’s approval.

Following the order, BOE did not produce any panels for Apple. However, according to a new The Elec, BOE has resumed production of iPhone 13 OLED panels. It now hopes to receive approval from Apple to begin mass production of iPhone 14 OLED panels. If approval is gained, BOE will begin mass production sometime between July and August.

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Keeping the recent situation with Apple and BOE in mind, sources told The Elect that the manufacturer will likely end up supplying around 5 million units for the iPhone 14 at the most. The company is already a few weeks behind on schedule as its South Korean competitors Samsung Display and LG Display are prepared for mass production.

Based on previous industry reports, we predict that the upcoming lineup will feature a thicker design and a larger rear-camera bump. In addition, the Pro models will be powered by the next-generation A16 Bionic chip and will sport a 48MP rear camera system. Barring any delays, the lineup is on track for a September release.

The front-facing camera is also set to receive an upgrade, we also know that it will be housed in a new pill + hole punch cutout which will house Face ID components in addition to the camera.

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