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iPhone 17 and iPhone 17 Plus will feature always-on ProMotion displays

by Tim Hardwick

Next year, iPhone 17 and iPhone 17 Plus will feature OLED displays with low-power backplane technology, bringing ProMotion to Apple's standard iPhone models for the first time.


The current iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus use low-temperature polycrystalline silicon (LTPS) panels, while the Apple iPhone 15 Pro models use more advanced low temperature panels. Polycrystalline oxide (LTPO) temperature panels. LTPO panels support ProMotion, allowing you to increase the display refresh rate up to 120Hz for smoother scrolling and video playback when needed.

ProMotion also allows you to lower the display refresh rate to a more power-efficient 1Hz, so iPhone 15 Pro screens have an always-on feature that shows the clock and lock screen widgets. , notifications and wallpapers, even when the device is locked.

Apple is expected to retain the use of less advanced LTPS panels in this year's iPhone 16 and iPhone 16 Plus to maintain a distinction between the standard and Pro models. This means Apple's 2025 iPhone series will be the first in the line to feature ProMotion and always-on displays.

According to The Elec, Chinese supplier BOE is hoping to supply Apple with LTPO panels for the iPhone 17 series, but that's it Questions still remain about whether it can achieve the required production capacity while maintaining Apple's quality control standards.

If BOE is unable to meet the requirements, Apple will likely turn to other suppliers such as Samsung and LG Display for LTPO panels and rely on BOE for LTPS-based OLED panels for its legacy models iPhone and rumored iPhone. SE 4.

This year's iPhone 16 Pro models will have a taller aspect ratio of 19.6:9, according to display analyst Ross Young, and the change will extend to standard iPhone models next year 17. The device sizes are expected to increase from 6.12 and 6.69 inches to 6.27 and 6.86 inches, respectively. This means a 2.5% increase in display size on both devices.

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Overall, this means that standard The “iPhone‌ 17” models appear to be getting a major panel update, with larger dimensions as well as LTPO for ProMotion and always-on displays.

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