Apple Suppliers Reportedly Developing OLED Displays With Low-Power LTPO Tech for 2021 iPhones

Apple's supply chain partners are already developing OLED displays using LTPO backplane technology for 2021 iPhones, according to DigiTimes.

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A paywalled preview of the report reads as follows:

iPhone OLED screens may adopt LTPO backplanes in 2021, say sources
Apple has yet to introduce its 5G iPhones for 2020, but its supply chain is already developing OLED screens using LTPO backplane technology for next year's premium iPhone models, according industry sources.

LTPO technology would result in a more power efficient backplane, which is responsible for turning individual pixels on and off on the display. This could pave the way for longer battery life and/or new features like ProMotion or an always-on display.

While leakers Max Weinbach and Jon Prosser have claimed that ProMotion is a possibility on some 2020 iPhones, display analyst Ross Young believes that LTPO is essential if Apple plans to support ProMotion on the iPhone, as it would allow for a variable refresh as low as 1Hz when the device is inactive in order to optimize battery life.

The full report should be released by tomorrow, so we will update our coverage at that time if there are additional details.

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Top Rated Comments

Mr. Dee Avatar
22 months ago
At this rate, I might as well wait for the 2030 iPhone so I can get the best bang for my bucks.
Score: 20 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Nozuka Avatar
22 months ago

Any time I hear "Apple" and "OLED" I tune out. They're like water and oil
very happy with the screens on my watch and X ?‍♂️
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
itsmilo Avatar
22 months ago
If true I will keep my Xs Max another year. There really is not a reason to upgrade, always end up using the same old apps anyway.

Unless the redesign and new material is going to blow my mind haha
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fbr$ Avatar
22 months ago
I want an iPhone capable of charging an Apple Watch via cable or via reverse wireless charging.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
BornAgainMac Avatar
22 months ago
Waiting for the iPhone you can dock to your Pro Display XDR and run as a Mac Pro when docked. One device that is your Mac, Phone, and Internet Communication device in 2035.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
xxray Avatar
22 months ago

Ok, stupid question, what is "promotion" on iphones?
It’s the same ProMotion technology as on the iPad Pros. Basically, the screen refreshes faster so that when you’re scrolling or have large amounts of movements on a screen, things move more quickly and fluidly whereas they lag more without ProMotion. The screen is more responsive and the device feels faster and smoother.

This website ('https://testufo.com/') demonstrates it in a really clear way. See how 60fps is really smooth? That’s a similar effect to what ProMotion creates, whereas 30fps and 15fps are more laggy and jittery.
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