Apple is evaluating OLED displays for the iPhone 14 this week ahead of mass production, The Elec reports.
The OLED display panels in question are reportedly destined for the standard, 6.1-inch iPhone 14 model, with mass production due to begin between July and August.
The displays are from Chinese display panel maker BOE, which was embroiled in controversy earlier this year after Apple discovered that the supplier secretly changed the circuit width of thin-film transistors on OLED panels for the iPhone 13. After BOE executives visited Cupertino to resolve the situation with Apple, the OLED panels were approved once again, not least because its presence in the supply chain puts pressure on Samsung Display and LG Display to be more competitive and cut prices.
The debacle with changes to the iPhone 13’s display is likely to cap the number of displays that Apple orders from BOE at around five million. BOE hopes to receive Apple’s approval before the end of June, but the supplier is said to be several weeks behind Samsung and LG. Despite delays with manufacturers in China, the iPhone 14 lineup is expected to launch as normal in the fall.
Apple Drops BOE iPhone Displays After Discovering Unexpected Design Changes
Apple has virtually cut Chinese display manufacturer BOE out of the iPhone 13’s supply chain after discovering design changes to its OLED panels, The Elec reports.
BOE has been supplying OLED display panels for 6.1-inch iPhone models since last year, but the company has only manufactured a “meager amount” of OLED panels for the iPhone since February, according to The Elec. Panel production…
Apple Supplier BOE Could Be Frozen Out of Supply Chain for iPhone 14 OLED Panels
Apple supplier BOE is still waiting to receive approval from Apple to manufacture OLED panels for the upcoming iPhone 14 series, after the company was found to have made design changes without Apple’s approval (via The Elec). Earlier this month, Apple cut the Chinese display manufacturer out of the iPhone 13 supply chain after it was found to have changed the design of its OLED panels by…
Apple Suppliers Preparing for First OLED iPad in 2024, Followed by OLED MacBook
China’s BOE Technology is preparing to supply Apple with OLED displays for future iPad and MacBook models, The Elec reports.
In preparation for Apple’s supply requirements, BOE will build a Gen 8.6 OLED display panel production line at its B16 factory in Sichuan Province, China, according to The Elec. The new production line will reportedly open toward the end of 2024. The company plans to…
LG Preparing Production Lines for iPad OLED Display Panels
iPad models with OLED displays appear to be ebbing closer to production, as LG Display is preparing equipment at its facilities to make OLED panels specifically for future iPads, The Elec reports.
The company is purportedly making significant adjustments to its production lines to be able to supply Apple with OLED display panels for future iPad models. According to the report, this is…
LG Preparing to Supply OLED Panels for iPad by 2024
LG Display is preparing to supply Apple with OLED display panels destined for upcoming iPad models, ETNews reports.
LG’s preparations to supply Apple with OLED displays for the iPad reportedly include the expansion of its plant in Paju, South Korea. The increased production capacity is said to take account of next-generation iPhone and iPad models.
The introduction of OLED panels to the…
Apple Could Release OLED iPad With Samsung Display Panel in 2024
Apple might release an iPad with an OLED display provided by Samsung in 2024, according to a report from The Elec. Samsung is developing the necessary equipment to create the OLED panels that Apple wants for its iPads, but Apple will need to make a big enough order to make the project financially viable.
The Elec says that Apple and Samsung were working together to create a 10.86-inch OLED…
Apple Likely to Use Samsung’s Tandem OLED Displays for Future iPads and Macs
Samsung has begun developing more advanced OLED panels that should meet Apple’s requirements for use in future iPads and Macs, according to a new report from The Elec.
Previous reports have suggested Apple intends to release an iPad with an OLED display provided by Samsung in 2024, but Apple is seeking OLED panels for larger displays that have a “two-stack tandem structure,” which have two…
LG Working to Bring OLED Displays to Future iPad and MacBook Models
LG is working to supply Apple with OLED display panels for two iPad models before providing larger panels for the company’s first OLED MacBook around 2025, The Elec reports.
LG Display is reportedly aiming to supply Apple with Gen 8.5 OLED panels for Apple’s first OLED MacBook. The device is said to be scheduled to launch “around 2025.”
LG has been evaluating the deposition process to…
Apple Shares Charging Details for New Dual USB-C Power Adapters
Following yesterday’s launch of orders for the two new 35-watt dual USB-C power adapters introduced at WWDC, Apple has posted a new support document outlining how power is split when devices are connected to both ports.
Under most scenarios, the 35 total watts will be split evenly between the two connected devices, with the exception being when one of the devices has relatively low power…
Apple’s New 35W Chargers With Dual USB-C Ports Now Available to Order
Apple at WWDC 2022 introduced new 35W power adapters with dual USB-C ports, and they are now available to order, as spotted by 9to5Mac. The adapters come in standard or compact sizes, with both priced at $59 in the United States.
The compact version of the adapter will already be included in the box with the new MacBook Air when configured with an M2 chip with a 10-core GPU and 512GB of…
Apple Reportedly Planning 13-Inch MacBook Air and iPad Pros With OLED Displays
It appears “increasingly likely” that Apple will launch a new 13-inch MacBook with an OLED display in 2024, according to display industry analyst Ross Young. In a tweet shared with his Super Followers today, Young said the notebook is expected to be a new MacBook Air, but he said there is a possibility it will have other branding.
Young, who has accurately revealed a range of display-related …
13-Inch MacBook Pro With M2 Chip Outperforms Base Model Mac Pro Despite Costing Nearly $5,000 Less
The new 13-inch MacBook Pro with the M2 chip appears to be faster than a base model Mac Pro in benchmarks, despite costing nearly $5,000 less.
In an apparent Geekbench 5 result that surfaced on Wednesday, the new 13-inch MacBook Pro achieved a multi-core score of 8,928, while the standard Mac Pro configuration with an 8‑core Intel Xeon W processor has an average multi-core score of 8,027…
13-Inch MacBook Pro With M2 Chip Now Available to Order
The new 13-inch MacBook Pro with the M2 chip is now available to order worldwide via Apple.com and the Apple Store app. The first deliveries to customers and in-store availability will begin Friday, June 24, according to Apple.
Some built-to-order configurations with upgraded storage and memory already have shipping estimates pushing into early August in the United States.
The new 13-inch …
Video: Testing Stage Manager on iPadOS 16 With an External Display
With iPadOS 16, Apple introduced Stage Manager, a feature that’s designed to improve multitasking through a more Mac-like multi-window experience. Apple also added full external display support, so for our latest YouTube video, we thought we’d test out both of these features to show MacRumors readers what the iPad experience is like in iPadOS 16.
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