What you need to know
- Apple has added another supplier to its iPhone 13 display cohort.
- China's BOE will enter the fray, putting pressure on existing suppliers.
- It comes as Apple struggles to meet iPhone demand due to chip shortages.
A new report says that Apple has added BOE to its list of iPhone 13 display suppliers in a huge break for the Chinese company.
Nikkei Asia reports:
According to the report, BOE will supply OLEDs for Apple's regular iPhone 13 (6.1-inch). It started in September and is due to increase production as long as it passes a final verification test, which one source said would be a formality:
A big break for the company, BOE has tried to get into Apple's flagship supply chain for years, previously supplying OLEDs for refurbished devices and repairs.
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