IPhone users have had to live with a notch in their screen since 2017. But a new report suggests that Apple will turn things around for at least the iPhone 14 model. While good news, that same report suggests that the standard iPhone 14 it can keep up with its current refresh rate even with quick refresh screens becoming standard among flagship phones.
Everything that is contained in a report from a Korean media. The Elec, which offers some supply chain news on the iPhone 14. The relevant part for consumers concerns the news that LG will provide Apple some OLED LTPO panels for the iPhone 14 Pro Max, and that they will have a hole punched out, in other words, bye, notch.
Ross Young, co-founder and CEO of Display Supply Chain Consultants, or DSCC, was able to confirm to Tom’s Guide via email that LG would make some displays for the iPhone 14 Pro. According to The Elec, Samsung will supply all OLED LTPO panels for the iPhone 14 Pro. All of this squares with a previous report from The Elec stating that the iPhone 14 Pro will have a perforated screen.
That same Elec report also notes that a vendor that doesn’t currently make rapid-update displays will provide some panels for the 6.1-inch iPhone 14, which could indicate that Apple’s standard iPhone won’t see a faster refresh rate in the fall. . Both the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini feature 60Hz refresh rates.
Young told us that he thinks Apple will likely keep the base iPhone 14 and the rumored iPhone 14 Max at 60Hz as a means of product differentiation. Reports have suggested that Apple is dropping the iPhone mini from its lineup in favor of a 6.7-inch phone that is cheaper than the Pro version – potentially unpleasant news for those who benefit from smaller phones.
The Elec did not confirm in its report whether the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max would use LTPO 2.0 technology, smoother screens that are confirmed to make their way to the OnePlus 10 Pro and apparently the Xiaomi 12 Pro.
One of the main advantages of LTPO backplanes, or Low Temperature Polycrystalline Oxide, is that it allows displays to quickly change refresh rates from 1Hz to 120Hz. This can benefit battery life as still images on the screen will sync at 1Hz and quickly adjust to 120Hz when needed.
This report is also unfortunate for Apple users who are not interested in spending extra money on Pro models, especially considering some of our picks for the best cheap phones, such as the Samsung Galaxy A32 5G and OnePlus Nord N200 5G, which are They ship with 90Hz displays.
Either way, OLED LTPOs are amazing for smartphone displays, and we expect more future iPhones to embrace the technology. At least the Pro model will reportedly see a major camera upgrade, forgoing the 12MP sensor we’ve been seeing for years. We also believe that the iPhone 14 would be meaningless in the Covid era without this specific feature. And be sure to read our compilation of must-haves for the iPhone 14 based on current rumors.