Straight from the “How Stupid Can You Be” department is reporting about Chinese company BOE. This supplier for Apple manufactures OLED screens for the iPhone 13. In a massively-dumb move, BOE decided on their own to change the specs of how the displays were made and didn’t tell Apple. Gijong Lee at The Elec has the not-so-shocking consequence of BOE’s stupidity.
The company was caught having changed the circuit width of the thin film transistors on the OLED panels it made for iPhone 13 earlier this year, people familiar with the matter said.
This was done without Apple’s approval in a likely bid to increase the yield rate, they said.
BOE could not receive any orders from Cupertino for OLED panels on the iPhone 14 series because of this, they added.
The Chinese display panel sent a C-level executive and employees to Apple’s headquarters following the incident to explain why they changed the circuit width of the transistors.The Elec
Apple basically has the money and resources to give their component orders to anyone up to making them. For BOE to land a contract at all, is a big deal. That’s a lot of money to bring in from a single client order. I would love to be a fly on the wall for that executive meeting in Cupertino. There would be some Jordan Peele level of sweating going on.