Apple is reportedly discussing with China's BOE Technology Group about the supply of OLED displays for its future iPhone products.
If BOE is included in the list of suppliers for Apple, it will become the first Chinese company that provides these types of displays to Apple, in addition to those suppliers in South Korea and Japan.
According to reports in Chinese local media, Apple has implemented several months of tests on BOE's AMOLED displays. However, a decision is yet to be made if BOE will be the provider.
Compared with large-sized OLED, small- and medium-sized OLED has better quality and more capacity. Because of its flexibility, thinness, and high color gamut, OLED has become the first choice of replacement product for the mobile phone display technology and it is also a standard configuration for high-end phones. Many smartphone makers, including Samsung, Oppo, Vivo, Huawei, and Xiaomi already use OLED on their products.
As one of the largest display manufacturers in China, BOE will invest nearly CNY100 billion, which is about USD14.5 billion, to build two AMOLED factories in Sichuan province to establish future businesses.