BOE's panel gets rejected by Apple for next iPhone; Here's what it really means
We have already seen several high-end and mid-range Android phones sporting screens with faster refresh rates and iPhone 12 series was highly expected to feature this too.
Recently there were reports suggesting that BOE, a display panel maker, has failed to secure an Apple supply for OLED panels with ow-temperature polycrystalline oxide (LTPO) technology. While the purpose of LTPO has not been confirmed, it is widely expected to be for the next year's iPhone series, being tipped as iPhone 13. So, why is this a big deal? The answer is related to faster refresh rates on the screen.
We have already seen several high-end and mid-range Android phones sporting screens with faster refresh rates and iPhone 12 series was highly expected to feature this too. But none of that happened and it was a disappointment for many. But BOE failing to secure the supply indicates two major things with regards to iPhone 13.
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The first is the very fact that BOE is trying to secure LTPO panel for iPhone 13. LTPO also means the inclusion of faster refresh rate. This means Apple is in fact planning to get faster refresh rate screen onboard for the next iPhone and its good news. So, Apple in facts wants to bring this feature, which kind of makes us hopeful here. But BOE failing is not a good sign and the firm might not bring it if the manufacturers are not able to pass the tests.
Second is the fact that Apple has chosen BOE for LTPO panels. For now, the firm uses Samsung and LG displays for XDR OLED screens and naturally it costs them more. With BOE onboard, the prices can still be maintained despite having refresh rate tech.
So, at this point, we can only hope BOE to pass Apple's test.
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