Apple Reportedly Now Evaluating iPhone 14 OLED Displays Ahead Of Mass Production
Apple is reportedly evaluating the OLED displays to be used in iPhone 14 models this week, with mass production thought to be kicking off next month.
According to a new report by The Elec, Apple is set to evaluate the displays that are set for the 6.1-inch iPhone 14 ahead of a mass production schedule that should see devices built in July or August, although the timescales could alter.
The displays are being built by Chinese company BOE, with Apple needing to approve the panels before they can be signed off.
The signing-off isn’t a formality, especially given the news that BOE was caught having altered a specification Apple gave it without approval — that change was related to the iPhone 13, however, not the new iPhone 14.
Earlier this year, BOE was caught by Apple having changed the circuit width of the thin film transistors on the OLED panels it was manufacturing for iPhone 13.
That furor caused iPhone 13 production and subsequent stock slowdowns, affecting people’s ability to buy the devices at retail.
Apple is expected to announce four new iPhone 14 models during an event in or around September, although it is far from certain when the devices will actually go on sale given the ongoing supply constraints the company and its suppliers are suffering from.