According to a new report from Korea, Samsung Display will begin manufacturing of Apple's upcoming iPhone 15 lineup a month sooner than planned due to production concerns experienced by one of Apple's other OLED panel suppliers.
Samsung will begin producing OLED panels as soon as May, one month ahead of the planned June start date, according to Elec. The move is due to OLED panel manufacturer BOE, which is experiencing light leakage on the display, around the area where the iPhone 15's TrueDepth camera and Face ID are allotted.
BOE, a Chinese display manufacturer, was supposed to supply some OLED panels for the standard iPhone 15, but had encountered so many difficulties that Apple has canceled the order.
Apple has reportedly required iPhone 15 OLED suppliers to use Edge Light Blocking (ELB), a device that is designed to reduce light leakage around the camera lens, among other advanced process technologies. Sadly, for BOE, this solution has not been successful for the company, according to an earlier report.
The Dynamic Island is a pill-shaped area near the top of the iPhone's display, surrounding the iPhone's Face ID sensors and front camera. Both devices were introduced last September and are expected to be expanded to the entire iPhone 15 lineup later this year.
The Dynamic Island displays important alerts, notifications, and activities in real-time. The island provides an active state to enable users to gain greater control with just a tap-and-hold. Background activities, such as Music, Maps, and even times, remain visible and can be accepted.