Only the 'iPhone 14' Pro models will have ProMotion displays

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in iPhone edited March 31
The "iPhone 14" may not use ProMotion in its non-Pro models, with a new report claiming that consumers will have to wait until the "iPhone 15" in 2023 for the feature.




The capabilities of upcoming iPhone displays are persistently rumored about between launches. However, while the iPhone 13 Pro range saw the addition of 120Hz ProMotion to its display, it may not spread to all "iPhone 14" models.

In a tweet thread about the camera hole design for the "iPhone 14 Pro" models, analyst Ross Young of Display Supply Chain Consultants responded to a query about the non-Pro models, and whether there was any expectation of ProMotion's addition in 2022. Young said it wasn't going to happen.

The analyst explained that "since BOE doesn't have enough LTPO capacity" and has yet to ship any LTPO panels, it would be "quite risky" for Apple to introduce the display technology at this time. Instead, it could arrive "maybe in 2023," Young hedges.

No since BOE doesn't have enough LTPO capacity and have yet to ship any LTPO panels. Would be quite risky. Maybe in 2023

-- Ross Young (@DSCCRoss)


At present, Samsung is the supplier of the LTPO OLED screens used in the iPhone 13 Pro range, with LG Display also set to be a provider of the screens for the "iPhone 14."

While BOE has worked hard to be considered an Apple supplier, the lack of capacity for LTPO production effectively rules it out from making a ProMotion display for Apple at this time.

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Comments

  • Reply 1 of 7
    crowleycrowley Posts: 10,157member
    How annoying. Sticking with the iPhone X for another year then.
  • Reply 2 of 7
    uraharaurahara Posts: 638member
    crowley said:
    How annoying. Sticking with the iPhone X for another year then.
    And if Apple will make some other cool features? Still?

    I really wish USB-C.
  • Reply 3 of 7
    cg27cg27 Posts: 169member
    Love my 13 Pro, and when I first used it could immediately appreciate the silky smooth scrolling versus the X I had traded in.  However, fast forward a few months and I’m finding certain apps, Stocks and WSJ among others, are very jumpy when scrolling.  It seems ProMotion is buggy when switching refresh rates, or is something else going on?  I tried Apple Support app and nothing came up for my very limited search.  My X did not have this issue.  
  • Reply 4 of 7
    Imagine that, @crowley complaining and jumping in to be the first, how fucking typical. [rolls eyes]
    watto_cobra
  • Reply 5 of 7
    crowleycrowley Posts: 10,157member
    Imagine that, @crowley complaining and jumping in to be the first, how fucking typical. [rolls eyes]
    I thought you were making use of the ignore function?

    Stop obsessing over me.
    shareef777muthuk_vanalingam
  • Reply 6 of 7
    crowley said:
    How annoying. Sticking with the iPhone X for another year then.
    So were you thinking about a non pro 14?
    The late model equivalent of the X would be the pro models. IMHO, most people who have a X usually opt for the pro instead of the regular models.  The non pro iPhones were created from the pushback customers gave Apple in spending $1000 for an iPhone. 
    williamlondonStrangeDayswatto_cobra
  • Reply 7 of 7
    crowleycrowley Posts: 10,157member
    crowley said:
    How annoying. Sticking with the iPhone X for another year then.
    So were you thinking about a non pro 14?
    The late model equivalent of the X would be the pro models. IMHO, most people who have a X usually opt for the pro instead of the regular models.  The non pro iPhones were created from the pushback customers gave Apple in spending $1000 for an iPhone. 
    I don't want a Pro.  I don't use the camera much, and that's where most of the advantage is.  Also, I want the Mini form factor.  Mini + ProMotion would be a definite buy.

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