The chip shortage is likely to affect Apple’s iPhone display production
An unconfirmed report claims that the troubled state of the chip market has also affected display driver chips, causing problems for display production Apple iPhones has been created. 9to5Mac Chip shortage will hit iPhone screen production this month, writes And the next month will be affected. Millions of display panels are expected to be affected.
This is not the first time that a global chip shortage has caused problems for other industries. Several factors joined hands to make the chip supply situation in the market critical. During the rise of the coronavirus, the demand for technology-oriented products increased, and as a result, we saw an increase in the demand for chips.
Also, the corona virus closed many factories. and reduced the production volume of chips. The demand for chips from automakers has also increased, as today’s cars are more dependent on chips than ever before.
The problem of chip shortages is not limited to CPUs and GPUs, but to much more common chips such as display drivers. And it also includes power management systems. These chips, which are simpler than CPUs and graphics, are used in a wide variety of products today. Apple also widely uses this type of chips.
Tim Cook, The CEO of Apple announced some time ago that the limitation of chip supply in each of the last two quarters has cost the Cupertino company 6 billion dollars.
The Elec media writes in a report that at least one of the suppliers of Apple’s OLED iPhones have suffered a “bad blow” from a lack of display driver chips. This media specifically refers to the Chinese company BOE and says that this company is currently struggling with problems to produce the OLED panel of the iPhone. to produce more than 40 million OLED panels for iPhones. Given the current situation, it is unlikely that the BOE will achieve its goals. Experts predict that the final number of OLED panels produced by BOE will be closer to 30 million units in 2022.
It should be said that Samsung is now known as the largest supplier of displays to Apple, with LG and BOE in second and third place respectively. are.