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iPhone 16 and iPhone 17 Always-On Display Expectations Revealed in Latest Report

Our expectations for the always-on ProMotion display for iPhone 16 and iPhone 17 models are reflected in the new shipment. network report.

Back in May of last year, display analyst Ross Young shared what he thought was Apple's roadmap for 2024 and 2025 – …

Last Annual Always-On Display Report

Young's report was itself consistent with our own exclusive report on plans to increase screen sizes for the two iPhone 16 Pro models.

The specification Young provided was consistent CAD files we received and he stated that the non-Pro models will have LPTS (Low Temperature Polycrystalline Silicon) displays and the Pro models will have LTPO (Low Temperature Polycrystalline Oxide) displays. Only LTPO supports the variable refresh rate required for an always-on display.

He unveiled the specifications of the iPhone 17 lineup, revealing that all four models will have the LTPO technology required for an always-on display. on displays.

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Elec reiterates those expectations, which it said were questionable given that BOE was struggling to meet Apple's standards for LTPO displays. This, in turn, has called into question whether Apple's existing display suppliers will be able to meet the volume requirements for expanding displays to non-professional models.

Currently, only Samsung produces LTPO displays for Apple. , while rival LG focuses on older LPTS screens. Apple planned to solve this problem by bringing in BOE as a second LTPO supplier.

The report said Apple is helping BOE develop the LTPO display, but will be able to continue with its plans with or without the Chinese. company.

Recently, some industry insiders estimated that Apple could retain LTPS TFT in the iPhone 17 series next year, with at least one sub-line of for the lack of LTPO BOE technology. However, the prospect that “Apple will apply LTPO TFT to all four types as originally planned since differentiation of the iPhone 17 series is more important”; […]

Even if the LTPO BOE technology at the end of next year does not meet Apple's expectations, there is a possibility that Apple will use LTPO type OLED for all four iPhone 17 series to appear next year.

The site also reiterates that this feature will remain exclusive to the Pro models of this year's iPhone 16 lineup.

Image: Composition by 9to5Mac using images from Apple and Paul Pastourmatzis on Unsplash

Image: Composition by 9to5Mac using images from Apple and Paul Pastourmatzis on Unsplash

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