BOE Technology Group could become the future OLED supplier for Apple.
BOE Technology Group, a Chinese company that is controlled by the Beijing city government and now supplies Apple’s LCD displays, could become the supplier of OLED displays for future iPhone models.
If Apple enters into an agreement, it would help staying on good terms with the Chinese government.
However, BOE Technology Group now only manufactures LCD displays. OLED displays are more difficult to manufacture and to mass-produce.
But LCD screens are easier to mass-produce than flexible OLED displays, which involve applying tiny organic materials. Even Samsung Electronics Co. , an OLED pioneer and Apple’s primary display provider, has struggled with a high rate of castoffs.