iPhone 14 will bring the first big iPhone design change in five years
Last month, the iPhone 13 was officially released, but without any surprises, the appearance is almost unchanged. Although the notch has narrowed, it still occupies a lot of area in the front panel.
Earlier, there was some news that Apple will launch the iPhone with a hole in the display for the first time this year. But, it seems that Apple has delayed its adoption until the next model. At least two generations of products should use it.
However, this is only speculated by some insiders in conjunction with Apple’s previous product planning, and according to more authoritative sources such as the industry chain, it is very likely that Apple will equip the iPhone 14 with a perforated screen next year.
According to reports, LG has begun to develop related technologies. This move is seen as preparing for the new iPhone order and will supply the required perforated screen for the iPhone 14.
But note that, due to Face ID component, Apple will use a “pill-shaped” elongated opening for placement of Face ID components.
Some time ago, some designers made relevant renderings, so that we can see the design in advance.
On the whole, although this long strip of digging hole is not visually coordinated, it is indeed a big leap compared to the current notch solution, which can display more content and also obstruct the vision. smaller.
iPhone 14 series
The displays of the iPhone 13 Pro models have a refresh rate of 120 Hz. While standard iPhone 13 models have only 60Hz panels. A very different situation will be for the iPhone 14 line. All models of the next generation will receive a 120 Hz display using LTPO technology.
At the moment, only Samsung is capable of producing LTPO displays; which simply does not have enough production capacity to produce enough versions for the entire iPhone series. LG is already preparing to help the competitor.
According to reports, it intends to start producing panels of the required type by next year. According to Korean media reports; the company is able to provide the required quantities of the appropriate components for the iPhone 14.
We know that LG is already in talks with Avaco, which supplies equipment for the production of LTPO displays; and is awaiting Apple’s approval to organize production. Only then will Avaco begin supplying equipment to LG factories. If all goes as planned for the latter, the company will be able to meet the demand for advanced displays for non-Pro models, and even invade “iPhone Pro territory” so far completely controlled by Samsung. This will allow Apple to diversify its supply while reducing its reliance on Samsung display shipments.