Apple has begun considering new OLED display designs from manufacturer BOE Technology for its iPhone 14 display, as per a report by The Elec. The tech giant had earlier suspended orders from the Chinese manufacturer owing to the unauthorised design changes the company is said to have made to the displays, which ended on millions of iPhone 14 OLED screen orders to be scrapped. BOE had reportedly faced some production issues earlier in February 2022 also and the unauthorised manufacturing change caused Apple to ultimately suspend the orders it had placed with the Chinese electronic component maker.
Now, BOE is reportedly ready with new samples of the iPhone 14 display design and Apple is said to evaluate them this week. The ultimate decision on whether or not to finalise the new design could take place this month itself which means that production could start by July or August, added the report. The report also said that Apple will currently evaluate the new display samples only for the iPhone 14 base model and not the Pro models.
Earlier, BOE is said to have “expanded the circuit width of the thin-film transistor” used in the panels for the iPhone 13 orders it received, without Apple’s knowledge.