The Standard versions of Apple’s iPhone 15 will not feature an LPTO displayso the devices will still lack support ProMotion and the Always-On display option like Apple’s Pro models. This despite the fact that they will have the Dynamic Island in place of the notch.
iPhone 15, base models will not have an LPTO display
Last year’s iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max models used an updated energy-efficient display backlight. This allowed it to support ProMotion refresh rates ranging from 1Hz to 120Hz. The refresh rate of the display adapts to what is happening on the screen: it’s ProMotion technology. And it requires a second generation LPTO display.
According to an industry source cited by news aggregator account “yeux1122″ on Korean blog Naver, only the Pro models of the iPhone 15 series will feature the LPTO panels required for ProMotion. As happened last year.
The glasses of the new iPhone 15
If this report were accurate, it would mean that the Always-On display option will also remain a feature exclusive to Pro models. Only LPTO panels can go up to a 1Hz refresh rate to save energy with an inactive lock screen.
Already the display analyst Ross Young in September 2022 said that although he expects that Dynamic Island is present on all iPhone 15 modelsproduction scale constraints will likely prevent Apple from porting i LPTO panels on the entire iPhone 15 series.
According to Ming-Chi Kuo, the China-based Apple supplier BOEwhich won orders for the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus, won’t have production capacity for high-end iPhone LPTO displays before 2024.
However, it appears that all iPhone 15 models will come with a more energy efficient OLED display driver chipmanufactured on the basis of a 28nm process, compared to 40nm for current models.