Apple will likely announce its iPhone 13 lineup later this year, consisting of iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro, and iPhone 13 Pro Max. The two Pro models are largely expected to ship with a new 120Hz screen as well, with a new report claiming that Samsung is already producing them.

That report comes via The Elect which says that Apple and Samsung are getting their ducks in a row more quickly than they did in 2020 with the iPhone 12 launch. The COVID 19 situation was the obvious reason for last year’s delay, with Apple having to also delay the launch of its new devices as well.

This time around however, things are going much more smoothly with the usual September release window expected to prove no problem for Apple and its manufacturing partners.

This is a month faster than for the ‌iPhone 12‌ last year. Apple launched ‌iPhone 12‌ later than usual due to problems with procuring components for the phones from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Samsung Display began production for the OLED panels to be used in ‌iPhone 13‌ mid-month. LG Display began production recently, people with direct knowledge of the matter said.

Samsung began organic material deposition a week earlier than LG. For the module process, where the panel is finished, Samsung’s started around ten days earlier than LG.

The new 120Hz screens will allow movement and scrolling to appear more fluid during use, something that Android devices have been able to offer for a couple of years already. Apple’s iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max will likely use the same ProMotion branding as the iPad Pro does, too.

(Top image: iPhone 13 concept colors)

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