In recent weeks, we have seen several leaks about the upcoming iPhone 14 series. Leaks suggest that Apple will finally abandon the notch on the iPhone 14 Pro models in favor of a pill-shape cutout for Face ID sensors and front camera. In addition, we’ve learned that Apple can offer a better selfie shooter for iPhone 14 and up to 6 GB of RAM. A new report from Korea IT News shows that Apple will purchase about 80 million OLED panels from Samsung Display for iPhone 14 models.
Industry insiders familiar with Apple’s plans say Samsung Display will supply about 80 million OLED panels for all four iPhone 14 models, namely 6.1″ OLED panels for the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro and 6.7″ panels for iPhone 14 Max and iPhone 14 Pro Max. Of the 80 million panels, 38.17 million will be available for the affordable iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro.
However, Samsung Display may not be the only supplier of displays for the iPhone 14 series. A separate report by The Elec reports that Apple will evaluate BOE OLED panels for the iPhone 14 series this week to meet the production schedule.
It is worth noting that Apple caught BOE on changing the width of the circuit of thin-film transistors on OLED panels for iPhone 13 earlier this year. As a result, the supply of BOE OLED panels for the iPhone 13 series was reduced in February this year. BOE is now seeking approval for the iPhone 14 series panels before they go into production later this year. However, sources claim that Apple may limit the BOE to only 5 million OLED panels for the iPhone 14 series after the recent fiasco.