Apple Supplier facing issues with iPhone display production
Apple’s OLED display panel supplier BOE is struggling with its production issues due to the global chip shortage. According to The Elec, the shortage will impact the production this month and the next month as well. Apple is not the only mobile maker company affected caused by the chip shortage. Since the inception of the Pandemic in 2020, global chip shortage paired with supply chain disruptions has severely affected the production of the industry. BOE gets its display driver ICs for Apple’s iPhone display panels from LX Semicon. It is apparently supplying display driver ICs to LG Display before BOE. It is expected to drop its OLED panel production volume from three million units to two million units next month. Apple is expected to have ordered around 10 million units of OLED panels for iPhones to BOE for the first half of 2022. BOE will additionally supply Apple with OLED LTPO display for the higher-end models of the iPhone 15 lineup in 2023. According to Elec, the Chinese display maker will be producing and supplying OLED LTPO panels to the Cupertino-based tech giant next year.