Rumors of 120Hz ProMotion Displays, 6GB of RAM for upcoming iPhone 14 range
Will the iPhone 14 lineup actually boast Apple's ProMotion displays with a refresh rate as high as 120Hz. Analysts don’t agree on this point, some arguing that these top-of-the-line displays will continue to be reserved for the Pro phone versions. At this point, ProMotion displays are only available on the Pro iPhone models, and the default Super Retina XDR display is integrated into the regular and the mini models of the iPhone. Another welcome addition on the iPhone 14 is 6GB of RAM, supposedly coming in all the models. The iPhone 14 range is slated to include the regular iPhone 14, as well as the Pro and Pro Max as the high-end options, the iPhone 14 Max with a large screen in the affordable range.
Some analysts expect all the four upcoming iPhone 14 models to have the awesome 120Hz ProMotion displays, which were initially introduced in the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max in 2021. These new displays bring the concept of a seamless user experience to an entirely new level, owing to an adaptive refresh rate as high as 120Hz. However, contrary to the predictions that claim that all the new iPhones will be equipped with these displays, industry info from other sources suggests that only the Pro and Pro Max iPhone 14 will enjoy this new feature. Manufacturers of LTPO (low-temperature polycrystalline oxide), a polymer required for the production of such displays, simply do not produce enough to supply the entire range with this component.
In July, South Korean outlet The Elec reported that LG Display had started an internal discussion with manufacturer Avaco to obtain (LTPO) manufacturing equipment for developing 120Hz displays for the entire 2022 iPhone lineup.
Contrary to Pu's prediction and The Elec report, Ross Young, CEO of Display Supply Chain Consultants (DSCC), stated that the ProMotion displays with up to 120Hz refresh rate will be limited to the Pro models in the iPhone 14 lineup. While responding to a query on Twitter, Young said that BOE Display, which is speculated to be one of the display suppliers for this year's iPhone models, did not have enough LTPO capacity and had yet to ship LTPO panels. He presumed that the company may bring ProMotion displays backed by the LTPO technology sometime in 2023.
Other predictions include the reports on 6GB of RAM as standard, and 256GB of storage for iPhone Pro and 64GB for the regular iPhone 14, as well as an improved 48-pixel camera. However, at this point the validity of these predictions is difficult to assess, and we’ll keep you posted as the iPhone 14 presentation nears.Source