Apple Stock News: OLED Displays for the iPhone 14
Apple Stock News: According to The Elec, Apple is evaluating the OLED display for iPhone 14 this week. The LED display panel uses for the standard 6.1-inch “iPhone 14” model and plans to begin mass production in July and August. The displays came from BOE, a Chinese display panel maker, which was embroiled in controversy earlier this year. Apple discovered it had secretly changed the circuit width of the thin film transistor on the iPhone 13’S OLED panel. OLED panels were approved again after BOE executives visited Cupertino to resolve issues with Apple, and their presence in the supply chain puts pressure on Samsung Display and LG Display to be more competitive. This event is likely to limit the number of screens Apple orders from BOE to around 5 million. BOE hopes to get Apple’s approval by the end of June, and BOE possibly is behind Samsung and LG by several weeks. iPhone 14 series is expected to launch as normal in the autumn.
Apple Has Gradually Sold an Increasing Number of AirTags
According to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple has been gradually selling more and more AirTags, despite not getting much attention”. He thinks Apple shipped about 20 million AirTag item trackers in 2021, rising to 35 million by 2022. If this trend continues and AirTag sales grow further, Apple may be more likely to develop a second-generation version of the device. It’s not clear what the upgraded AirTag will offer, but early rumors and patent applications associated with the device suggest it could be rechargeable instead of using disposable CR2032 batteries with motion-sensing capabilities for AR and VR.
MacBook Repair Parts Facing Delays
Affected by ongoing supply chain problems, Apple will now allow customers to take their devices home in case their repairs take longer than expected due to a backlog of missing parts. After the parts arrive on site, the customer can return the equipment to complete the repair. They will be notified when the parts needed for repairs arrive. From that date, customers will have five days to return their equipment to the service center before repairs are canceled. The new policy applies to some locations, and it’s up to the service center to decide whether customers are eligible to take their equipment home while waiting for repair parts. Logically, this applies only to customers whose equipment is in good and working condition.
Over the past few months, Apple has been dealing with ongoing supply-chain challenges affecting iPhones and Macs. Repair parts for the MacBook Pro, such as the 16-inch MacBook Pro display, are currently taking up to two months to reach certain areas, according to sources who spoke with MacRumors.