China wants one of its manufacturers to supply Apple with OLED panels

China wants one of its manufacturers to supply Apple with OLED panels
China's BOE Technology Group Co. is the largest manufacturer of big LCD screens in the world. It also supplies displays for Apple's iPad tablets. According to the Wall Street Journal, the company is now looking to become a source of OLED panels for Apple's high-end handsets. China, which lags Korea and Japan in the production of advanced displays, has planted a flag on BOE's factory in Sichuan province, hoping that the firm's engineers can lift the country's display technology to the same level as its rivals.

BOE does have a head start; it is the only Chinese display manufacturer to supply Apple. In Cupertino, the hope is that the company succeeds. Apple would like to lessen its reliance on rival Samsung, and there have been questions raised about the quality of the OLED panels being produced for Apple by LG. In addition, Apple likes to have multiple sources in case there is a problem receiving components from one or more of its suppliers. And of course, having multiple vendors allows Apple to play all of them against each other when it comes to pricing.

The earliest that BOE would be able to supply Apple with OLED panels would be 2020 according to a person who is knowledgeable about the situation. It already sells OLED displays to Huawei for the Mate RS and expects other manufacturers to sign contracts later this year. If it can meet Cupertino's demands for quality, it also hopes to have Apple executives signing on the bottom line of a new contract.

source: WSJ

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24 Comments

1. Papa_Ji

Posts: 855; Member since: Jun 27, 2016

.BOE and LG can't satisfy loose bleeding apple @ss.... Apple need something BIG ...Apple need samsung d**k. Love is awesome

2. apple-rulz

Posts: 2186; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

More like Samsung needs Apples d!ck. Apple taught Samsung how to make OLED screens http://www.displaymate.com/iPhoneX_ShootOut_1a.htm iPhone also has better camera than S9’s https://www.phonearena.com/news/iPhone-x-blind-camera-comparison-huawei-p20-pro-galaxy-s9-pixel-2-xl_id104510 Go get more d!ck from your real father, it will hurt you less than seeing your god Samsung humiliated by Apple.

4. peace247 unregistered

see children.... never do drugs.

7. Mr.Pussy

Posts: 348; Member since: Feb 16, 2017

Apple didn't taught Samsung how to make no OLED screens. Samsung make their own screens and Apple buy them. All they did was calibrate the color the way they wants it. Samsung have their way of calibrating and Apple have their. Who does it better that depends on personal preference. They both looks great and it's all because Samsung OLED screens technology.

12. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

Samsung copied every little thing from Apple, now they are trying to bully people in to buying their awful smartphones and shaming and harassing iPhone users though their childish advertisements. It's so obvious that they must have been feeling the pressure from Apple and all the other rising manufacturers from China. Samsung's glory days are numbered now. They should've made a fully fledged OS for mobile phones while they can but didn't. They just borrowed Android from google, painted it with low quality water colors and slapped it inside a chunk of metal and called it the next big thing....lolzzz It's so amusing to see Samsung go down like this day by day.

17. sleepypandaeyes

Posts: 376; Member since: Apr 12, 2015

Gosh so much anger!!!, 'Who hurt you!!!??? '

23. cocoy

Posts: 460; Member since: Oct 30, 2015

Apple didn't taught Samsung how to manufacture OLED screen. The tech was already available when Apple embrace the trend to use OLED. It's a no brainier to believe that Apple taught them. What apole did with yhe supplied OLED pannel was calibrate it according to their liking that's ut.

26. iushnt

Posts: 3122; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

Apple taught Samsung how to make OLED screens?? What have you been smoking? I hope post 7 made it clear.

10. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

Samsung is pretty much done with milking the Apple cow. They've been stealing from Apple ever since the first iPhone came out in various forms. All that needs to end and this is the only way to single out Samsung from the rest of the market little by little and kill it all together. If China figure out how to make NAND flash storage and RAM modules, it's Game Over!! LOLLLZZZ

19. Alcyone

Posts: 476; Member since: May 10, 2018

Lg Prada. Case closed. *walk off*

20. Alcyone

Posts: 476; Member since: May 10, 2018

Time to read kiddos: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/LG_Prada https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/IPhone Samsung copied Apple? Haha More like Apple copies LG, then Samsung copies Apple. Therefore, Samsung ultimately copied LG.

21. Klinton

Posts: 1409; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

WTF are you talking guys? What ''copy''?? Who ''copy'', what? The rectangle display??? LOL How could Apple made you look stupid and ignorant.

15. Phullofphil

Posts: 1822; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

I feel dumber for reading your comment. Papa hi you have said absolutely nothing of value and are a little bit dumb for arguing that a company Is a person with body parts. Weather Samsung makes great phones which they do is not my next point . Since Apple came out with the iPhone Samsung has copies of their business model blatantly and obviously owes there succes to that. Do you only think Samsung does well is hardware development but they are not very good at putting it together without stealing designs from other companies. For the most part Apple is not a manufacture of anything they design and advertise and sell .

3. Podrick

Posts: 1285; Member since: Aug 19, 2015

^^^ "My religion is better than yours" "No, my religion is true yours is a lie"

6. kiko007

Posts: 7500; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

God, they’re both so delusional it’s not even funny anymore.

16. Phullofphil

Posts: 1822; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

You got fanboys for both sides of the aisle like a far right Republicans or a far left Democrats they are both as loony as a jaybird. Most people with some commonsense know that personal preference relative and can appreciate good technology for good devices no matter who makes them. I love it when people have good debate in the comment section but ever since I can remember because it has been just recently no matter what you think. I have been a member of Phone arena I believe ever since they started I had an older sign in name that went back to the beginning and ever since then you have people on here that just troll the site and say mean stuff and really have no idea what you’re talking about or are just too stupid

5. kbalthom

Posts: 4; Member since: Jun 06, 2017

80% almost in Android smart phone you'll see Samsung components in there. From memory chip to panel.

8. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

They already sell to chinese phones

11. shihte

Posts: 61; Member since: Sep 02, 2013

Still amoled by samsung is the best no one can compete

22. JMartin22

Posts: 2372; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

In terms of brightness and color accuracy, the iPhone X display panel trumps the one in the Galaxy S9. The extra saturation the S9 has, does make some content look more pleasing to my own eyes though

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