According to a market analyst, the iPhone 14 family will feature Apple’s Promotion Display to deliver 120Hz refresh rate. However, another analyst claims that this is not the case as Apple will continue to offer 120Hz display only on the Pro variant of the iPhone 14 series. The Cupertino company currently has its ProMotion displays available on the Pro iPhone models, while the regular iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini have the default Super Retina XDR display. All iPhone 14 models are said to have 6GB of RAM. The iPhone 14 lineup is expected to feature the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max as a regular model along with the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max as an affordable yet larger-screen option.
as informed of By MacRumors, analyst Jeff Pu in a research note with Haitong International Securities has claimed that all four new iPhone 14 models will come with 120Hz Promotion Display.
Apple introduced ProMotion Display for the iPhone family last year with the launch of the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max. Due to the adaptive refresh rate of up to 120Hz, the new displays help to provide a smoother user experience.
Last year’s lineup didn’t offer the same promotion display on the regular iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini. However, the move seems to have changed this time as Pu has suggested a similar performance experience across all four new iPhone models.
In July, South Korean outlet The Elek reported that LG Display began an internal discussion with manufacturer Avaco to acquire low-temperature polycrystalline oxide (LTPO) manufacturing equipment to develop 120Hz displays for the entire 2022 iPhone lineup. Was.
Contrary to Pu’s prediction and The Elec report, Ross Young, CEO of Display Supply Chain Consultants (DSCC), Having said That the Promotion Display with 120Hz refresh rate will be limited to the Pro model in the iPhone 14 lineup. Responding to a question on Twitter, Young said that BOE Display, which is supposed to be one of the display suppliers for this year’s iPhone models, did not have enough LTPO capacity and was yet to ship LTPO panels. He conceded that the company could bring promotion displays backed by LTPO technology sometime in 2023.
Pu is said to have predicted in the research note that all iPhone 14 models will come with 6GB of RAM as standard. The analyst had earlier speculated that the Pro models in the lineup would come with 8GB of RAM. However, the latest prediction is based on a “supply chain check”.
To give some perspective, Apple offered 4GB of RAM on the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Mini, while the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max have 6GB of RAM.
Previously Pu had said that the iPhone 14 Pro model will have 256GB of storage as the base variant, while the standard iPhone 14 models will start with 64GB of storage. This is in contrast to the iPhone 13 series where 128GB is the base storage option across all models.
The analyst also revealed that the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max will come with an upgraded 48-megapixel primary camera. A recent report by TrendForce also suggested a new camera offering. Similarly, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo had also suggested an upgraded 48-megapixel primary camera on the iPhone 14 Pro models in the past.
Given Pu’s track record, it’s safe to consider the predictions with some skepticism at this time.