LG, Samsung to Supply iPhone 14 Pro, Pro Max Hole-Punch Displays
According to a new report by the Korean website The Elec, hole-punched LTPO OLED display panels for Apple’s next-generation iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max will be supplied by Samsung and LG (via MacRumors).
Previously, veteran Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has claimed that 2022 iPhones will introduce a hole-punch design for their displays to finally replace the notch. The hole-punch will likely be a centered cutout in the display to accommodate the FaceTime camera.
Kuo also said that if yields are good, all iPhone models coming out next year could feature a notchless design. However, more recent reports have suggested that Apple may limit the hole-punch design to the more expensive iPhone 14 Pro models.
“According to the latest report from The Elec, Samsung, Apple’s dominant OLED panel supplier, will supply all of the hole-punched panels for the 6.1-inch iPhone 14 Pro, while sharing orders for the 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Pro Max with LG Display for the first time.
Winning some orders for the iPhone 14 Pro Max is a big boost to LG as it seeks to get a foot in the door of Apple’s iPhone supply chain.”
Reports have also hinted that there will be no ‘iPhone 14 mini’ releasing in 2022.