A major disappointment with the iPhones launched this year is that they lack support for displays that have high refresh rate. However, as per new reports, it is believed that Apple things might change for next year’s two iPhone 13 versions at least.
If the Korean tech news site Elec is to be believed, Apple will likely ship 160-180 million iPhones the coming year, with each model of iPhone 13 probably featuring some form of OLED display. However, more essentially, Elec claims at least two variants of the upcoming four iPhone 13 devices will sport screens with LTPO (low-temperature polycrystalline oxide) thin film transistor that will help the devices to support displays having 120Hz refresh rates.
Presently, Apple sources displays utilized in the iPhones from 3 key suppliers: Elec believes that Samsung will likely offer a major share of the displays (130-140 million) next year, next comes LG providing 30-40 million displays and lastly, BOE supplying any remaining requirement, possibly providing 10-20 million panels. But, according to Elec, to supply these components, BOE will have to reapply in order to turn into an approved supplier in the iPhone maker’s supply chain after it failed to comply with Apple’s quality assurance review twice earlier.