As Apple prepares to unveil its highly-anticipated iPhone 15 series, recent reports emerging from Korea indicate that Samsung will take on a significant role in supplying OLED panels for the upcoming quartet of iPhones.
According to insiders, the OLED panels produced by BOE fell short of Apple’s stringent quality control standards, prompting the American tech giant to entrust a larger portion of the order to its trusted Korean partner, Samsung.
The distribution plan originally slated LG and Samsung to furnish LTPO OLED displays for the iPhone 15 Pro and 15 Pro Max, while BOE was assigned to provide LTPS OLED panels for the standard iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus. However, BOE’s offerings failed to meet Apple’s requirements, leading to a reassignment of responsibilities.
Rumors circulating in tech circles suggested that BOE encountered difficulties with the punch holes required for Face ID, prompting Apple to make a last-minute decision to reshuffle its orders.
If BOE successfully resolves these issues by a certain deadline, it may still secure orders for units scheduled to be manufactured in 2024. However, the Chinese manufacturer’s ability to rectify these concerns remains uncertain.
Apple is scheduled to officially introduce the iPhone 15 lineup today at 10 AM PDT, complete with a live stream presentation. Tech enthusiasts can look forward to learning more about both the standard iPhone 15 models and the Pro variants.