Two Korean sources, The Elect and ETNews, say the upcoming iPhones will have their panels supplied by LG. Not only that, but LG will use sixth generation flexible OLED panels, with technologies that enable greater energy efficiency.
This way, the supposed iPhones 12 will have these new screens. The new panels choose to connect touch circuits directly to the OLED panel, eliminating the need for extra layers. This method results in a thinner screen and consecutively lower production costs, something that is always welcome for any manufacturer.
In addition, it has been indicated that the new displays should adapt to the low-power technology implemented in the Apple Watch Series 5. Despite the 60Hz refresh rate, the Apple Watch Series 5 display drops to 1Hz when idle, offering tremendous power savings. battery and provided information to the user.
Only the most expensive iPhones will have this new screen
However, ETNews says that if they apply the new OLED panels, only the maximum models of iPhones will have it. In this case, we would be talking about the iPhone 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max, if Apple chooses to keep the same kind of nomenclature that it performed in 2019 with the iPhone 11, 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max.
Therefore, the base model, iPhone 12, will be left out. However, previous information, advanced by Apple vendors, indicates that iPhone 12 will upgrade to OLED display, surpassing iPhone XR and iPhone 11 in display quality.
Thus, this supply agreement between Apple and LG can prove to be quite fortuitous. Apple needs to continue to raise the bar on its devices in every respect so as not to risk falling behind the competition.
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