Before Apple gets around to unveiling the iPhone 13 lineup later this year, the rumor mill is not going to give up on some elements of potential new features. Until it might. Either way, right now, it certainly sounds like Apple’s making a noteworthy improvement in the display department to at least two iPhone models this year.
According to display analyst Ross Young, who took to Twitter recently to assuage some potentially worried iPhone fans, Apple is not going to limit the adoption of low-temperature polycrystalline oxide (LTPO) display to just one model. No, apparently, according to MacRumors, it will be just two models (of the potential four).
Here’s the tweet from Young:
Heard some rumors in the industry and media that there would only be one LTPO model from Apple later this year. Can confirm that is not the case. Apple fans can relax!
— Ross Young (@DSCCRoss) April 16, 2021
If you’ve been keeping up with this particular rumor, then you know it’s not new at all. In December of last year, for instance, it was rumored that both the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max would adopt the more efficient display technology in 2021. And, again, that appears to be the rumor now. Apple will reportedly use LTPO display technology in the Pro variants, and stick with standard LCD displays for the non-Pro models.
What’s more, the Pro models will probably feature 120Hz refresh rates, adopting Apple’s ProMotion feature.
LTPO will see an uptick in power efficiency for the iPhone 13 lineup, whichever models it makes it into. This should help preserve battery life as well.
So, at this point, this seems like one of the new features “everyone” expects to see later this year. What about you? Looking forward to this becoming a reality?