If you want to work with Apple, you shouldn’t secretly mess around
Last month, BEO proudly announced that it would take over the production of 30 million OLED screens for the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro Max for Apple. As the Korean magazine The Elec reports, the US group has not yet given its final blessing for the order. The reason could certainly cause ongoing problems: BEO is said to have been “caught” adjusting the circuit width of the iPhone 13 panels earlier this year, according to “people familiar with the matter”. “This was done without Apple’s approval, probably to increase yield,” quoted The Elec its sources.
Accordingly, BEO had dispatched its senior managers and other key personnel to Apple’s headquarters to answer questions regarding the unauthorized adjustment of the “circuit width of the transistors”. According to the current state of knowledge, it could already be too late for this measure, since Apple is currently considering simply not placing any orders for OLED panels for the iPhone 14 series after the incident. During the visit to Cupertino, BEO tried to get a corresponding commitment, but did not receive a “clear answer” from Apple.
But again Samsung and LG
And so Apple seems condemned to ordering the 30 million OLED screens from its two largest partners, Samsung and LG, if BOEs are eliminated. Samsung Display is currently expected to produce the 6.1-inch and 6.7-inch panels for the iPhone 14 Pro models, while LG Display is said to be producing additional 6.7-inch panels for the top-of-the-line iPhone Deliver 14 Pro Max. It will be interesting to see how Apple solves this supply chain dilemma.
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