Rumors have strongly suggested that Apple will adopt LTPO monitors on the iPhone 13 this year, which will enable higher refresh rates up to 120Hz. Although some reports have assumed that only a single model of iPhone 13 has this new technology, analyst Ross Young believes this will not be the case.
According to a recent tweet shared by Young (via MacRumors), the analyst suggests that he has heard from sources that LTPO monitors will be used in at least two models in the iPhone 13 lineup. This probably means that not only the iPhone 13 Pro Max gets a better screen, but also the regular iPhone 1
Ross Young, an analyst for Display Supply Chain Consultants, reported earlier this month that Apple will adopt LTPO monitors in this year’s iPhones, as he also claims that this move will make LTPO technology dominate the market by 2023. An earlier report revealed that Samsung is probably the main supplier of the new screens for iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max.
For those unfamiliar with the technology, LTPO is basically a custom OLED display that offers variable refresh rate rather than having a fixed speed like the current iPhone displays. This would enable the iPad’s ProMotion technology on the iPhone for the first time, which can go up to 120Hz, while reducing the refresh rate when the user is just reading or viewing photos to consume less power.
As an example, newer Apple Watch models use LTPO monitors to significantly reduce the refresh rate when the user does not interact with the monitor, which is part of the Always On feature.
The iPhone 13 is expected to be introduced sometime in the second half of 2021, presumably between September and October.
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