From the Department of ‘Fuck Around and Find Out’

Gijong Lee, reporting for Korean news site TheElec:

BOE is yet to receive approval from Apple to manufacture OLED panels for the upcoming iPhone 14 smartphones series, TheElec has learned. The company was caught having changed the circuit width of the thin film transistors on the OLED panels it made for iPhone 13 earlier this year, people familiar with the matter said.

This was done without Apple’s approval in a likely bid to increase the yield rate, they said. BOE could not receive any orders from Cupertino for OLED panels on the iPhone 14 series because of this, they added.

The Chinese display panel [maker] sent a C-level executive and employees to Apple’s headquarters following the incident to explain why they changed the circuit width of the transistors.

If there’s any truth to this, I’d venture to say BOE might never supply for Apple again. (Via MacDailyNews.)

Friday, 20 May 2022