According to Bloomberg, Apple is considering China’s BOE Technology companies for the supply of OLED panels for use on the next iPhone. The BOE could become the first Chinese company to provide the display for iPhone, since Apple in the past has only worked with Japanese and South Korean companies. Among other things, the BOE is specialized on the realization of flexible AMOLED screens.
Apple is evaluating and asked the BOE to provide certain AMOLED panels to control quality and functionality. If the tests prove successful, it could be just the BOE to provide screens for the next iPhone 8 or, at most, for the iPhone that will be released in 2018.
In recent weeks, the BOE is completing the construction of two plants in the south-western-OLED Sichuan province in China, with an investment close to $14 billion. Once completed the construction of these installations, the BOE may be able to achieve a more than sufficient number of OLED panels to meet the demands of Apple.
(Source: Bloomberg News)