iPhone 14 will bring the first big change in 5 years
- Tram Ho
Last month, the iPhone 13 was officially launched, but there were no surprises when the appearance of the new generation of iPhones was almost unchanged from the previous generation. Although the notch has been narrowed, it still takes up a lot of space on the front.
Previously, there was some information that Apple would first bring the punch-hole screen design to the new iPhone this year. However, it seems that Apple has delayed this plan for the next iPhone generation
But this is just the speculation of some people who know Apple’s product plans. But according to a source from the supply chain, it is likely that Apple will equip a punch-hole screen for the iPhone 14 next year.
Specifically, LG has begun to develop technologies related to punch-hole screens. This move is considered to prepare for new iPhone orders and it is very likely that the punch-hole screen will appear on the iPhone 14.
But there is a note because it still integrates Face ID, so Apple is likely to turn the design into a “pill-shaped” form and an elongated hole to place components that support the Face ID feature.
A while ago, some designers shared some early renders of the next-generation iPhone.
Overall, although the hole in the screen is not the most beautiful and intuitive, it is at least a leap forward compared to the current “notch” solution. Because it can show more content and also less obscuring view.
The screen of the iPhone 13 Pro models has a 120Hz refresh rate. While the iPhone 13 model only has a 60Hz refresh rate. But with the iPhone 14 series, things could be very different. All next-generation iPhone models are expected to feature 120Hz displays and use LTPO panel technology.
Currently, only Samsung has the capacity to produce LTPO displays, but it will be difficult for the company to guarantee production capacity for the entire iPhone line. Therefore, LG and some other competitors may take this opportunity to approach Apple.
Display makers plan to start producing panels at Apple’s request next year. According to Korean media, Samsung will probably supply the necessary quantity of the appropriate components for the iPhone 14.
LG has been in talks with Avaco, which supplies equipment to produce LTPO displays, and is waiting for Apple’s approval to plan production. After receiving the approval, Avaco just started supplying equipment to LG factories.
If everything goes to plan, LG will be able to fill the demand for screens for non-Pro models and even iPhone Pro models if given the opportunity. With LG’s support, Apple will be able to diversify its supply while reducing its reliance on Samsung.
Refer to Gizmochina
Source : Genk