It’s up to you to decide between them: last weekend, Jeff Pu assured that the ProMotion screens would also be available for the basic iPhone 14, where Ross Young thinks the opposite. For the leader of Display Supply Chain Consultants, it would be the fault of BOE Electronics, supplier whose delivery capacities would not meet the demand:
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) January 15, 2022
The analyst goes further and believes that it is still possible that the “non-Pro” iPhones are indeed equipped with LTPO panels, but next year as soon as possible.
An advantage for some customers?
The screen is the most expensive part of the iPhone, so it could be a certain side benefit. price : the supposed iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max would then remain around a thousand euros. Moreover, by choosing to give up on ProMotion for these mobiles, Apple could guarantee them better delivery times than if it were necessary to rely on a reduced production line.
Obviously, several disadvantages are also to be noted: without adaptive frequency, theautonomy of the smartphone can be reduced, while others consider 120 Hz to be more comfortable while gaming.
Pledges of trust
You should know that Ross Young is not at his first attempt: the researcher had already succeeded in predicting certain characteristics of the sixth generation iPad mini, without fail. It also seems that his bets are right every time, at least as far as Apple is concerned.
To get to the bottom of it, you’ll have to wait until September : it is on this date that Cupertino usually unveils its new iPhones.