Although the iPhone 13 was just recently released, speculation about Apple’s future smartphone has already ramped up. According to a recent source, the Cupertino-based tech giant will release four new cellphones in 2022, one of which would include a 120Hz LTPO display. The news comes only days after LG stated that it had completed production of the 120Hz LTPO display panels and had received a large order for the screens from Apple.
Analysts predicted that Apple will offer LTPO-based phones before the iPhone 13 was released. Of course, none of this came to pass. Apple designed the technology and has started incorporating it into Apple Watch devices from the Series 4 versions. The backplane is essential for the Apple Watch Series 5 and subsequent models to be able to provide an always-on display without sacrificing battery life.
LTPO has since made its way into premium devices including the Samsung Galaxy S21 and the OnePlus 9 Pro. To enable 120Hz refresh rates, these handsets make use of LTPO’s low energy consumption. Android smartphones with such high refresh rates would quickly deplete their batteries if they didn’t use LTPO. Apple will use LTPO technology on all iPhone 14 versions, according to expert Jeff Pu. Some industry observers believe the ordinary iPhone 14 and the more affordable iPhone 14 Max (a bigger successor to the iPhone 13 mini) would stay with 60Hz screens.
According to other rumors regarding the next iPhone generation, the higher-end models will include a triple-lens back camera system with a 48MP wide lens, 12MP ultra-wide lens, and 12MP telephoto lens. The 48MP lens will allow video recording in 8K quality, according to TF International Securities analyst Minc-Chi Kuo. Most people believe, however, that the iPhone 14 will be introduced in four different variants in September 2022.
The 6.1-inch iPhone 14, 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Max, 6.1-inch iPhone 14 Pro, and 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Pro Max will be available. Thus according to Pu, the Pro and Pro Max devices will include 8GB of memory, up from the 6GB featured in the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro models.