Apple had previously promised to buy a specific number of mobile screens from Samsung. But disappointing sales of the iPhone mean that Apple simply cant implement the agreement. To that end, Apple paid Samsung the compensation in the second quarter of this year.
But before that, only Samsung could provide OLED mobile phone screens that meet Apples quality requirements, but this is not Apples expectation. After all, restricting the screen to the same supply chain manufacturer is not guaranteed to be the best in terms of cost or bargaining power.
Today, it is reported that Apple will introduce a new OLED screen supplier for the next generation of iPhone products, which comes from BOE in China.
Beijing Oriental Science and Technology Group Co., Ltd. (BOE) was founded in April 1993. BOE is an Internet of Things company providing intelligent port products and professional services for information exchange and human health. The core undertakings of Beijing Oriental include port devices, ITU and intelligent medical workers. Port device products are widely used in mobile phones, tablets, laptops, displays, televisions, on-board vehicles, wearable devices and other fields.
According to IHS data, in 2018 BOE (Beijing Oriental) LCD display shipments accounted for about 25% of the worlds total shipments, the worlds first. In the first quarter of 2019, BOE (Beijing Oriental) smartphone LCD display, tablet computer display, laptop display, display screen, TV display screen shipments ranked first in the world.
Source: TechWeb Responsible Editor: Yao Liwei_NT6056