With the end of 2021 coming near, we already have several rumors circulating about the next-gen iPhones. People are curious to know about the upcoming iPhone 14 series.
According to a report, Apple may ditch the iPhone mini model from the next year’s line-up because of low sales. There are rumours that Apple might replace the iPhone mini model with an iPhone 14 Max model.
The latest report suggests that the upcoming iPhone 14 Max might not have a 120Hz display due to the scarcity of high refresh rate displays in the market.
It is reported that Apple will launch four new iPhone models next year in 2022. This is going to include a standard iPhone 14, an iPhone 14 Pro, an iPhone 14 Max, and an iPhone 14 Pro Max.
The new iPhone Pro models are reported to come with 120Hz displays like this year’s iPhone 13 Pro Max and Pro models. But the iPhone 14 Max and the standard iPhone 14 may have lower refresh rate displays.
However, Apple is yet to confirm the rumours. Based on a Korea-based publication, Apple is currently unsure of whether to include a higher refresh rate display for all its iPhone 14 models or opt for a 60Hz LTPS display.
The report also states that the tech giant is trying to diversify its display options for its upcoming iPhone 14 line-up. Apple is reported to continuously increase the share of BOE and LG displays to step away from Samsung as its primary iPhone screen supplier.
However, Samsung is the only company that currently provides OLED LTPO displays with a 120Hz refresh rate. They are also the largest supplier of OLED panels with a higher-refresh rate for the iPhone 13 Pro models.
On the other hand, BOE and LG, are currently trying to manufacture their higher-refresh rate displays. However, the progress has been really slow, as per reports.
According to a report, LG may introduce its OLED panels by next year, whereas BOE is reported to manufacture the same by 2023.
Right now Apple is yet to decide whether they will opt for a higher-refresh-rate LTPO display or choose the lower-end LTPS display for their new iPhone 14 models.
A report suggests that Apple will make its final call depending on the display technology offered by BOE and LG as well as on the price of the unit. If the company decides to opt for an LTPS display, it is most likely to go with BOE.