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OLED display maker allegedly caught cheating Apple


Nearing its expected September 13 release date, we’re discovering more and more about the iPhone 14, including details about its features and components, as well as who might be manufacturing them.

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BOE is one of the suppliers that could end up on the scrapheap. A South Korean publication, The Elec, claims that BOE “had yet to acquire Apple’s permission for the next iPhone 14 series OLED panels.”

According to Elec, the company was previously detected trying to cut corners on the thin film transistor circuit thickness for the iPhone 13’s OLED panels. This was purportedly done in order to boost the harvest’s productivity.


It’s probable that “BOE could not get any orders” for the iPhone 14 because of this debate.

The mystery deepens. An employee and a senior executive from the Chinese firm were reportedly sent to Cupertino to make their case, according to The Elec. However, it appears that the corporation has not yet received a definitive response.

In a positive development, Apple’s order for 30 million OLED panels for BOE could be transferred to Samsung Display and LG Display, allowing the iPhone 14 release schedule to remain on track.


A new 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Max is also expected, as are 6.1-inch iPhone 14 Pro and 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Pro Max versions of the next-generation iPhone 14. In terms of refresh rates, we’ve heard conflicting reports, although the Pro versions are expected to sport 120Hz ProMotion displays, while the normal iPhone 14 series could move up to 90Hz or stay at 60Hz.

Apple is expected to make the largest modifications to the iPhone 14 Pro series, which is expected to ditch the notch in favour of a punch hole camera and a pill-shaped cutout for Face ID. It’s also possible that the 48MP main camera on the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max will be larger and crisper, which is why early case designs have such large camera bumps.

Apple was rumoured to be testing USB-C iPhone connectivity for its 2023 models, but now that we’ve seen news that Apple has been testing USB-C charging for the iPhone 14 Pros, the noise seems to have slowed down.


It’s possible that the ordinary iPhone 14 series will resemble the iPhone 13 quite a bit. In truth, the A15 Bionic chip may be used, but additional RAM may be added. That hasn’t been confirmed, though.

To keep up with the newest leaks and rumours, check out our hub for the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro.


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