Apple plans to equip the iPhone 13 series smartphones with integrated OLED touch screens. According to the ETNews website, there are claims that all new iPhone models will receive such panels in 2021. It is reported that the company has already ordered the appropriate screens from suppliers.
IPhone 13 series smartphones will receive OLED screens integrated in touch
How are embedded touch screens different from those used on modern iPhones? Traditionally, the touch level is installed separately, above the OLED panel itself. But from next year, if the information is confirmed, it will be embedded directly on the screen.
Thus, the need for an extra layer will disappear. And that will make smartphones thinner. In addition, the cost of the devices will be reduced.
Remember that this year Apple will release four models from the iPhone 12 series at the same time. We are talking about relatively cheap versions – the 5.4-inch iPhone 12 Max and the 6.1-inch iPhone 12 Max, as well as two Pro options, the 6.1-inch iPhone 12 Pro and the 6.7-inch iPhone 12 Pro Max.
All iPhone 12 5G models come with OLED screens
We are all excited about the upcoming iPhone 12 series. Many new features have arrived and become the norm since the launch of the iPhone 11 series. Higher refresh rate and 5G are two of the features appearing on 2020 smartphones and we expect the iPhone series 12 will have them. Speaking of the screen, Will we see a change this year and receive OLED screens on all iPhone 12 models?
As you may know, one of the controversies in which Apple is always involved is the use of LCD panels in their smartphones. To recall, the $ 700 iPhone XR came with an LCD screen under the fancy “Liquid Retina” Branding. The same goes for last year’s iPhone 11, meanwhile, companies usually launch OLED panels at this price. OLED or organic light emitting diode is more energy efficient and at the same time is more intense in contrast and produces deeper blacks than liquid crystal displays.
Fortunately, things will be different this time around, as all four iPhone 12 5G models will feature OLED screens. The range includes iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Max, iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max. The next question that arises, however, is which construction Apple will follow. As you know, the largest supplier of OLED panels is none other than Samsung and they also supply panels to Apple. However, Apple may choose BOE, the screen maker based in China. The reason behind choosing the Chinese screen maker is clear, they want to reduce their dependence on their biggest competitor. And another reason is that Samsung OLED screens are more expensive than the BOE.