A report by Nikkei Asia today repeats the news that China's BOE has entered Apple's iPhone 13 Supply Chain
In mid-September Patently Apple posted a report titled "China's Display Maker BOE enters Apple's iPhone 13 Supply Chain for limited orders in specific regions and more." The report noted that Apple gave China's display maker BOE conditional approval to supply OLED panels for the new iPhone 13 series. Apple gives risk orders for components they wish to sell only in a specific region or want sufficient stock of the components for their initial product batches. Apple's main suppliers for the iPhone 13 OLED displays are Samsung and LG.
Out of nowhere today, BOE has gone from a limited role for iPhone 13 to being added as a supplier of premium displays, according to a new Nikkei Asia report this morning. This at a time when production of electronics across the board are being hit with power outages and mandatory intermittent shutdowns.
The report notes that "The Beijing-based display maker began shipping a small number of organic light-emitting diode (OLED) displays for the 6.1-inch iPhone 13 in late September and is scheduled to increase those shipments soon, pending a final verification process, multiple people familiar with the matter said.
The report added that "It is in the process of final testing, but based on the results of earlier samples, BOE should have no problem passing the tests," an executive-level source with direct knowledge of the matter told Nikkei Asia.
Our report in September provided better information as there's nothing worthy found in the this morning's report that other Apple sites are covering.