It's ok to be in 2020 and have rumors about 2021 because the production needs to start way ahead of time or it wouldn't meet the deadlines.
It's ok to be in 2020 and have rumors about 2021 because the production needs to start way ahead of time or it wouldn't meet the deadlines. That is a fact.
There are rumors that two out of four iPhone 13 models are set to lunch on 2021. They will be using OLED display with low power LTPO technology leading the way to 120Hz refresh rate. This rumor is according to the Korean website The Elec.
To summarize, the report claims that Apple will still use Samsung and LG as main supplier for the iPhone 13 OLED displays with maybe the Chinese manufacturer BOE getting some orders from Apple.
The display was said to be "more technologically sophisticated" to make compared to those from the iPhone 12 lineup.
What's the difference with this new LTPO Technology?
LTPO tech will turn the pixels on and off in a more power efficient way. This will allow better computation with less battery drain from the display and allow the 120Hz refresh rate for more fluid scrolling, smoother motion, and improved responsiveness.
Future of LTPO for iPhone
This is just a thought, but eventually it could allow the iPhones to have a similar screen response to the apple watch series 5 and 6 with the always on display while maintaining a great battery life.
There are plenty of rumors claiming that the LTPO feature will be added to the iPhone 13 lineup in 2021 and it would not be a surprise since iPad models have supported 120Hz refresh rate since 2017 with a feature called ProMotion, which automatically adjusts the refresh rate based on the current content the user is using.