Disassembly in previous years shows that the most expensive components on the iPhone are the screen, camera module and processor. Following the iPhone 12/13, research firm Omdia said in a research report that Samsung, LG and BOE are expected to remain the three major suppliers of flexible OLED panels for the iPhone 14 series. However, Apple still only purchases the 6.06-inch LTPS from BO. Nevertheless, the company will only use this display for the iPhone 14 model. Both the 6.68-inch iPhone 14 Pro screen and the 6.12-inch iPhone 14 Pro screen are exclusively from Samsung.
The research report also confirms that the Apple iPhone 14 Pro/Pro Max will use a dual punch-hole display. This is the first time that Apple will use a punch-hole display. However, because of its FaceID component, Apple had to adopt the “exclamation mark screen”. This display uses a pill-shape punch-hole as well as a single-pin punch-hole. The company will probably retain this display for the next few years considering Apple’s usual pattern. In terms of shipment ratio, this year, BOE’s screen supply ratio doubled to 15%. LG Display accounts for 25% while the remaining 60% goes to Samsung.
Apple iPhone 14 series
The Apple iPhone 14 series renders have been circulating through the internet for quite some time. The iPhone 14 series have four models. Both the standard version as well as the Pro models have two models each. The standard model has the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max while the Pro models have the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max. This series no longer has the Mini model and has been replaced with the Max model.
There will be a decent gap between the standard versions and the Pro versions of the Apple iPhone 14 series. While the standard versions will use the A15 Bionic chip, the Pro models will use the latest A16 Bionic chips. Furthermore, the Pro model will upgrade the main camera to a 48MP sensor, However, the standard version will continue to use a 12MP main camera. The available storage options will be 128GB/256GB/512GB.