iPhone 13 Pro Reportedly Set To Use a Low-Power LTPO Display Tech
We still don’t quite have all of the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro models out in the wild yet but attentions are already turning to what Apple has planned for next year.
The iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro are expected to follow a similar setup to this year’ s lineup – but the Pro and Pro Max are thought to be ready to use a new type of display technology.
According to The Elect, Apple intends to use LG Display as the provider for a new screen type that would be more power-efficient.
LG Display will expand the production rate of its organic light emitting diode (OLED) panel factory lines dedicated to Apple, TheElec has learned.
LG Display is planning to put in low-temperature polycrystalline oxide (LPTO) thin-film transistors (TFT) equipment that can add 25,000 substrates per month in monthly production rate into the lines by next year.
The LTPO equipment being placed in the factory lines will be for OLED panel supply to iPhone next year, while the ones after May will likely be for panels for iPhones of 2022.
Any screen technology that improves power usage will likely improve battery life, something that is always very popular among users. The same technology is already used in Apple’s wearables starting with Apple Watch Series 5. That move enabled a bump in battery life there, too.
Apple will likely announce its iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro lineup in September or October 0f 2021, although little is known about the devices right now.