As we have had reports earlier this year that Chinese display maker BOE is in talks with Apple to supply OLED panels for iPhone. Looks like BOE might have convinced Apple to their OLED panels as the company plans to build a separate production line for Apple.
Recently BOE executives visited Apple as reported by Korean tech site ETNEWS and shared their business strategy to build two factories B11 and B12 to meet Apples OLED supply demand. The B12 production line is said to be used exclusively to build OLED panels for Apple. Currently, Apple has outsourced the production of OLED panels to Samsung however OLED is also looking for other suppliers to meet the supply demand. According to some reports, LG is also considered to be an additional supplier.
It should be noted that BOE is the biggest Chinese display maker and while its display quality might not be as great as that of Samsung or LG it does produce excellent quality display panels. The company recently showcased not only flexible but also foldable OLED panels at an exhibition. The displays showcased by BOE can be folded inward as well outward. To make things more interesting, the company also showcased one prototype with a notch similar to the iPhone X.