We know that Apple usually has two or more suppliers, when possible, of a particular component. That way, she is not held hostage by a company in case any problem occurs – besides, having several partners also helps to make the parts cost cheaper, since competition is fundamental in any market.
Speaking specifically of screens, for a long time Samsung is Apple’s main partner. To «IPhone 12», Yet, leakers and analysts also bet on BOE and on LG Display, which could be responsible for supplying displays for models “12” (5.4 inches) and “12 Max” (6.1 inches). However, if new information they painted is true, it won’t be this time that Apple will be able to depend less on Samsung.
A new report from the DDaily [Google Tradutor] informs that BOE OLED screens (which have been tested since August 2019) have not passed Apple’s quality tests and that, therefore, it will not be a supplier for future iPhones.
Some points, however, were not answered by the article: will BOE still try to improve the manufacturing process to become a supplier of Apple in the near future? Will the absence of BOE displays hinder the initial production of the “iPhones 12”? Will Samsung, which would already be responsible for about 80% of the screen supply, be able to supply an increase in demand? Or will this task stay with LG Display?
It is worth noting that we are not talking about any company. BOE is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of LCD screens, providing displays of the type for iPads and Macs; the problem here specifically involves OLED screens – after all, according to rumors, all iPhones launched in 2020 will use this technology.