Apple will release its next digital flagship iPhone 14 series towards the end of next year. Although we still have many months before the official release of the iPhone 14 series, there are already rumors and speculations about this series. The iPhone 13 Pro/Pro Max uses a 120Hz screen with an adaptive refresh rate. This display is exclusively supplied by South Korean manufacturer, Samsung. However, the latest report claims that there will be some changes to the iPhone 14 Pro Max next year. There are reports that LG has received a nod from Apple. The company will supply a small amount of the 6.68-inch high refresh screen for the iPhone 14 Pro Max.
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Although this proves that LG’s LTPO TFT quality control and quality have been approved by Apple. The 6.06-inch (6.1-inch) iPhone 14 Pro screen is still exclusively supplied by Samsung. Industry experts believe that Samsung and LG’s panels will show a visible difference in screen quality. Apple will have to work out a way to tackle the situation.
LG will mainly manufacture related LTPO screens on the E6 production line of the P9 plant in Paju, South Korea. As for whether it is a notch screen or a punch-hole screen, this report did not mention it.
Apple iPhone 14 will be the cheapest model
After canceling the mini version, the new 6.1-inch iPhone 14 will be the cheapest in the series. This will be followed by the 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Max. However, the cost of the screens purchased by Apple has always been high. Considering that the size of the display is now increasing, the cost is also increasing. Thus, Apple needs to water down some other aspects of the display to keep the cost low.
The 120Hz LTPO panel in the iPhone 13 Pro series is currently only available from Samsung. Apple does not have high bargaining power and Samsung’s production capacity is not enough to support three mobile phones with annual shipments of hundreds of millions of units. Of course, it must be noted that in terms of time, the iPhone 14 series should still be in the EVT engineering stage, and Apple has not finalized the mass production form.
Thus, Apple is not only considering the price, it is also looking at the manufacturing capacity of the panel. Nevertheless, the iPhone 14 with 60Hz will be retrograde considering that it will be official in 2022. The use of 60Hz displays is becoming obsolete even for some mid-range smartphones in the Android market.