Analyst Now Claims Only iPhone 14 Pro And Pro Max To Get 120Hz ProMotion Display
There were some reports last week that Apple was planning to bring the 120Hz ProMotion display support to all iPhone 14 models having kept it to Pro and Pro Max models in 2020.
That now seems less likely to be the case with another new report pointing in the opposite direction.
According to display analyst Ross Young, Apple is now going to only make the ProMotion technology available via the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max devices,
Young took to Twitter to say that Chinese outfit BOE would be the supplier of the LTPO OLED panels that will be used on the lower-end iPhone 14 models but that is being hampered by a lack of manufacturing capacity. Samsung is the company that currently makes the panels for the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max.
The addition of 120Hz ProMotion to the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max last year came after a couple of years of rumors. It seems unlikely that Apple would bring the feature to the lower-end iPhones after just a single year of high-end exclusivity.
No since BOE doesn’t have enough LTPO capacity and have yet to ship any LTPO panels. Would be quite risky. Maybe in 2023…
ProMotion allows the iPhone displays to offer refresh rates of up to 120Hz, with the variable refresh aspect allowing it to be ratcheted down when static content is displayed — saving battery life in the process.