In a new report just before Christmas, LG alongside Samsung win an order to supply next year’s iPhone 14 Pro & iPhone 14 Pro Max displays, according to The Elec. Additionally, the upcoming devices’ displays will adopt a hole-punch design.
In an earlier report, the outlet noted that Apple is indeed planning to scrap the notch on 2022’s iPhones and replace it with a hole-punch display just like most major Android competitors. Analyst Ming Chi-Kuo stated that if the panels are successive, the Cupertino-based giant could adapt the design to the lower-end models.
The Korean outlet has reported that Samsung – the dominant OLED supplier for Apple – will again supply the displays of the iPhone 14 Pro, while LG will supply the LTPO displays for the higher-end iPhone 14 Pro Max for the first time.
“LG Display will be supplying low-temperature polycrystalline oxide (LTPO) thin-film transistor (TFT) OLED panels for Apple’s iPhones launching next year, TheElec has learned.”
LG failed to win an order to supply the displays of last year’s iPhone 13, giving Samsung the upper hand, although the company did participate with Apple’s panel development.
Giving LG a major role in supplying display panels for next year’s devices is a significant boost for the company, as the display supply will put the Korean giant in the spotlight alongside Samsung.
Other than these rumored features, iPhone 14 lineup is expected to feature a new design, an upgraded camera, a faster chip. With more potential tweaks when time runs out.