LG Display will be supplying low-temperature polycrystalline oxide (LTPO) thin-film transistor (TFT) OLED panels for Apple’s 2022 iPhones launching next year, according to The Elec.
LTPO TFT supports 120Hz refresh rate, something that’s expected in at least the high-end models of the iPhone 14. Samsung Display, which dominates the supply of OLED panels to Apple, provided the LTPO TFT OLED panel used in the Pro models of the iPhone 13 series this year.
According to The Elec, next year LG Display will also be supplying some of the LTPO TFT OLED panels used by Apple for the 6.68-inch iPhone 14 Pro Max. Still, Samsung Display will be supplying more units of LTPO TFT OLED panels used in the Pro Max model, while it will be the sole supplier of LTPO TFT OLED panels used in the 6.06-inch iPhone 14 Pro, the article adds.
According to previous reports, the high-end iPhone 14 Pro models — the 6.06-inch iPhone Pro and 6.7-inch iPhone Pro Max — may sport hole-punch displays. The two other models, the regular 6.06-inch iPhone and 6.7-inch iPhone Max models will purportedly continue to have the notch as they did for the versions on the iPhone 13 series.
Hole-displays have a small hole at the top for the selfie camera instead of a notch, which allows for a full screen.
As for other rumors, in his Sept. 24 Power On newsletter, Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman said that Apple plans a major redesign for the 2022 iPhone 14.
Gurman says: Apple will have to get more dramatic with next year’s overhaul, especially as competition mounts. Samsung Electronics Co., Google and others are now unleashing their best. Samsung is pushing foldable phones, and Apple is working on its own foldable device that it could release in a few years. The minor changes this year also mean that Apple’s engineers were working behind the scenes on bigger things that will take more time. With the iPhone 14, you can expect new entry-level and Pro models and a complete redesign.
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