Samsung Display to supply all OLED panels for iPhone 15 series as BOE fails quality test


Samsung Display, the world’s leading OLED panel maker, has reportedly received more orders from Apple for its upcoming iPhone 15 series. According to a report by SamMobile, Apple had originally planned to use OLED panels from three suppliers: Samsung Display, LG Display, and BOE. However, BOE, a Chinese firm, failed to meet Apple’s strict quality standards and schedule, forcing the Cupertino-based company to allocate an additional 20% of OLED panel orders to Samsung Display.

Samsung Display was supposed to start manufacturing OLED panels for the iPhone 15 series in June, but due to BOE’s failure, it will start production in May. Samsung Display will provide OLED panels for all four models of the iPhone 15 series: iPhone 15, iPhone 15 Plus, iPhone 15 Pro, and iPhone 15 Pro Max (or iPhone 15 Ultra). LG Display will only supply LTPO OLED panels for the two premium models, while BOE will have no role in the iPhone 15 series.

Samsung Display to supply all OLED panels for iPhone 15 series as BOE fails quality test
Samsung Display to supply all OLED panels for iPhone 15 series as BOE fails quality test

BOE struggles with punch-hole cutouts and Dynamic Island design

BOE is one of the largest display panel makers in China, and it has been trying to enter Apple’s OLED supply chain for years. However, the company has repeatedly failed to meet Apple’s quality tests and standards. The latest report by ETNews claims that BOE is having issues with making dual-punch-hole cutouts for the Dynamic Island design, which is expected to be featured on the iPhone 15 series.

The Dynamic Island design is a new concept that allows the display to have multiple punch-hole cutouts for different components, such as cameras, sensors, and speakers. This design enables a higher screen-to-body ratio and a more immersive viewing experience. However, it also requires a high level of precision and technology to make the cutouts without compromising the display quality and performance.

Samsung Display is reportedly the only display panel supplier that can meet Apple’s requirements for the Dynamic Island design. LG Display and BOE are still struggling to catch up with Samsung Display’s technology and expertise.

iPhone 15 series to launch on September 12 with USB Type-C ports

Apple is expected to unveil the iPhone 15 series on September 12 during a press event. The new iPhones will feature a refreshed design with flat edges and smaller notches. They will also come with improved cameras, processors, batteries, and wireless charging capabilities.

One of the most anticipated features of the iPhone 15 series is the USB Type-C port, which will replace the proprietary Lightning port that has been used by Apple since 2012. The USB Type-C port will offer faster data transfer and charging speeds, as well as compatibility with a wider range of accessories and devices.

According to rumors, the iPhone 15 and the iPhone 15 Plus will get a USB 2.0 Type-C port, while the iPhone 15 Pro and the iPhone 15 Pro Max will get a Thunderbolt 4/USB 4-compatible USB Type-C port. The Thunderbolt 4/USB 4 port will enable faster data transfer rates of up to 40 Gbps, as well as support for external monitors and storage devices.

The iPhone 15 series is expected to be a major upgrade over the previous generation, and it will likely boost Apple’s sales and market share in the smartphone industry.


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