iPhone 15: Will Apple soon switch to cheap displays?

Deepak Gupta
Deepak Gupta January 25, 2022
Updated 2022/01/25 at 2:11 PM

So far, Apple has relied on products from the South Korean manufacturers Samsung and LG for the displays of the Pro models in its flagship series. Both companies are known for high quality panels. With the iPhone 15 However, the group could deviate from this tradition. According to new reports, Apple will in future rely on comparatively cheap displays from the Chinese supplier BOE (Beijing Oriental Electronics).

iPhone 15 (Pro) with BOE displays?

In the past, BOE had tried unsuccessfully to establish itself as a display supplier for the iPhone 12. This finally succeeded with the 13 model. Only the panels for the iPhone 13 Pro and the Pro Max are still made by Samsung. The same will also apply to those devices that appear in 2022. With the iPhone 15, however, the Chinese manufacturer could now have a foot in the door.

According to The Elec, BOE is looking to expand its LPTOP OLED display production capacity in time for the iPhone 15 Pro. The panels offer refresh rates of up to 120 Hertz. The Chinese company will continue to supply the displays for the base model of the upcoming iPhone 14 range, which is expected in the fall. The Pro variants will continue to be produced by Samsung and LG.

iPhone 14 screen

For the first time since the iPhone X, Apple is said to be planning a radical redesign of the display on the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max. The rumor has been circulating for a few weeks that the group wants to say goodbye to the previous notch. Instead, the displays of the iPhone 14 and probably also the iPhone 15 models should have punch-hole designs. This and other factors are also reflected in the iPhone 14 prices.

So far, it seems unclear whether the infrared camera will be moved under the display before 2023 or 2024. If not, the Face ID would only sit completely under the display with the iPhone 15 Pro or iPhone 16 Pro.

Source: The Elec; own research

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