Apple’s non-Pro iPhone models may get promotion displays but not soon


Apple is once again rumored to launch four new iPhones this year. Like last year’s iPhone 14, this year the ProMotion display will be on the Pro models in the iPhone 15 series. While this is bad news for anyone holding out hope that non-Pro iPhone models will finally get a high refresh-rate display, there is still a chance. A new report says that Apple will expand ProMotion technology to standard iPhone models but probably in two years.

Promotion displays will likely reach non-Pro iPhone models in two years, according to Ross Young, CEO of Display Supply Chain Consultants. This essentially means that we may see a promotional display on the iPhone 17 doYoung highlighted a roadmap for display-related technologies on the iPhone, in which he outlined that the standard models will get LTPO displays no earlier than 2027.

LTPO, short for low-temperature polycrystalline oxide, is a display material that allows OLED displays to change their refresh rate as often as possible. This means OLED displays made from LTPO materials can clock frequencies as low as 1Hz and as high as 120Hz in Apple’s ecosystem. LTPO panels are different from LTPS (Low Temperature Polycrystalline Silicon), which are currently used on standard iPhone models. LTPO panels are more expensive than LTPS panels which is why it might take a few more years for Apple to bring the technology to the fore but it’s a shame when you compare it with Android phone brands.

Yound’s roadmap also states that Apple plans to equip the iPhone Pro display with an under-screen Face ID and punch-hole in 2027 and eventually, integrate an under-screen camera in 2029 . Similarly, the standard iPhone model may get an under-screen. Face ID and Dynamic Island on the display in 2029 – two years after it started using LTPO OLED displays.

Apple’s non-Pro iPhone models may get a promotion display later, but that hasn’t appeared on Techlusive any time soon.

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