As per Apple’s requirements, BOE will produce a Gen 8.6 OLED display panel production line at its B16 factory in Sichuan Province, China, the source adds. The company also plans to rival Samsung Display and LG Display in supplying Apple with OLED panels for future iPad and MacBook models.
Moreover, BOE is testing two-stack tandem OLED technology for increased brightness and longevity, which makes these panels even more suitable for devices like iPads and MacBooks.
“Both Samsung and LG are said to use Gen 6 production lines for their first OLED panels for iPads, before using Gen 8.5 production lines for various Apple devices set to debut after the launch of the first iPad model with an OLED display. Gen 8.5 production lines yield more OLED panels per substrate than Gen 6 lines and is therefore more cost effective.”
Earlier reports have suggested that an OLED display MacBook will not launch until 2025.