Apple just announced the iPhone 13 flagship, but we’re already delving deeper into the iPhone 14 leaks. The latest concern is performance. At least one of next year’s models appears to be sticking to the standard 60Hz screen refresh rate technology. ..
According to a report by South Korean outlet The Elek (via MacRumors), LTPS (Low Temperature Polycrystalline Silicon) OLED panels will be included in the iPhone 14 mix to some extent, depending on sources from the Apple supply chain.
LTPS OLED means a 60Hz refresh rate instead of the smooth 120Hz refresh rate with low LTPO (Low Temperature Polycrystalline Oxide) OLED screens, so it looks like you’ll have to wait until the iPhone 15, but across the board.
The Tale of Two Screen Technologies
The iPhone 13 Mini and iPhone 13 use LTPSOLED (60Hz), and the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max use LTPOOLED (120Hz). The same split happened on the iPhone 12 model last year.
The new information is in line with what industry analyst Ross Youngs said earlier about the iPhone 14 screen. The iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max will be the only models with LTPO technology and the high refresh rate feature (a feature Apple calls). Promotion).
Its LTPOOLED technology allows Apple to deploy an in-screen Face ID scanner and selfie camera on the iPhone 14, eliminating the need for notches altogether. This too was overturned by the previous leak.
Analysis: The iPhone 14 Isn’t Totally New
With repeat updates on the iPhone 13, the general consensus is that the iPhone 14 will be a major upgrade when it comes to Apple smartphones. This complements the huge improvement seen this year.
First and foremost, there is word on Apple Street that the iPhone 14 is finally going to do away with the notch. The notch is smaller on the iPhone 13, but by September 2022, it may be completely gone, at least on the Pro model.
We also saw an unofficial rendering of the flat iPhone design without the camera bump that may enter the pipeline next year. Apart from the removal of the notch, this could be the first time that the iPhone X has gone through a major change since it was introduced in 2017.
But this new rumor suggests that the iPhone 14 is still very similar to the iPhone 13 in some respects. This could mean that the two cheaper models in this range will retain the 60Hz refresh rate for another year.