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LG, Samsung Supply LPTO OLED Displays for iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max

Yusuf Balogun
Yusuf Balogun
Yusuf is a law graduate and freelance journalist with a keen interest in tech reporting.

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Today, the American multinational technology company Apple has revealed that the LPTO OLED display panels for the upcoming iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max will be supplied by LG and Samsung.

The Elec, a Korean site, reported earlier today that the South Korean multinational electronics company, LG, has won some proportion of “iPhone 14” displays away from Samsung, with the screens using LTPO TFT OLED.

LG Display’s aim is to create low-temperature polycrystalline oxide (LTPO) thin-film transistor (TFT) OLED displays for Apple.

The iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max already have this screen technology, which was provided by Samsung. Apple’s ProMotion display technology uses LTPO TFT OLED, which allows for 120Hz refresh rates.

Ming-Chi Kuo, an Apple analyst, believes Apple will instead use a hole-punch system, which has been used on Android devices for a few years. In place of a notch, the hole punch is a center-placed cutout for the front-facing camera that allows for a bigger display area.

Kuo predicted that the high-end iPhone models will have the hole-punch design at a minimum, but that if yields are good, all iPhone models released in 2022 would have the same notch-less design.

According to new speculations, the non-Pro iPhone 14 versions, which will be available in 6.1 and 6.7-inch sizes, will keep the notch, with Apple reserving the hole-punch design for the more expensive iPhones. There will be no iPhone 14 tiny, with this year’s generation of the smaller smartphone being the final one.

Winning some orders for the iPhone 14 Pro Max is thus a significant boost for LG as it attempts to break into Apple’s iPhone supply chain. Meanwhile, it lets Apple minimize its reliance on Samsung while also gaining bargaining power.

Speculations have revealed that Apple will have to come up with a new Face ID solution, which might be hidden beneath the display.


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