What you need to know
- BOE will reportedly supply OLED displays for the iPhone 13.
- The company is building a plant to support production for the phone.
As reported by the Economic Daily Times in Taiwan, BOE may end up as one of the main suppliers of the OLED panels for the iPhone 13 this fall. This comes after the supplier lost a bid to supply displays for the iPhone 12 last year due to failing to pass Apple's quality assessment.
As noted in the report, BOE seems to be picking up a position against the two other main suppliers of the iPhone display, Samsung and LGD. It's not a surprise, as Apple has made recent moves to diversify its supply chain.
In order to support the company's growing business for the iPhone 13, BOE is reportedly setting up a new factory.
Apple is expected to release its iPhone 13 lineup this fall. As opposed to the iPhone 12 lineup, which was delayed, the iPhone 13 lineup is expected to release on Apple's usual schedule with an event in September and device release soon after.
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