BOE is expected to become Apple's second largest OLED screen supplier in 2021
Supply chain sources said that BOE will provide 45 million OLED displays for the iPhone, and its supply will be second only to Samsung and will exceed LG.
According to reports, Apple plans to order OLED screens from BOE of China in 2020. It's unclear whether Apple is going to try out these OLED screens or to officially use them in the "iPhone 12" in 2020. However, it is believed that Apple will purchase 45 million OLED screens for the iPhone in 2021.
According to South Korean media reports, the order will make BOE the second largest OLED screen supplier for the iPhone. The media also claimed that Samsung will continue to produce most of the OLED screens for Apple, and LG Display's position will drop to third place.
The report is consistent with previous reports about BOE's ambitious desire to become an iPhone OLED maker.
However, BOE does not just supply Apple; in fact, it has become a supplier for Huawei. Apple has been working to diversify its suppliers. Apple initially only used Samsung's OLED display, but later, in order to avoid relying too much on a single supplier and also to reduce costs, Apple turned to LG Display in 2018 to provide it with OLED displays.
This is why Apple has been investing in Japanese display companies. Japanese display company is currently in trouble, but it was once a leading LCD screen manufacturer, but then the pace of switching to OLED screens was too slow.
In addition, it is reported that "iPhone 12" will use "Apple A14" processor. The processor is believed to be in trial production in early 2020.