IPhone 14: Apple could abandon the notch for a holed screen signed LG
The iPhone 14 should finally drop the notch. For the first time, Apple would bet on a screen with holes similar to those of Android smartphones. It could be that the Cupertino giant turns to touchscreens designed by LG.
With the future iPhone 14, Apple should finally draw a line on the notch. For the first time, the Silicon Valley giant would hide all TrueDepth sensors necessary for the operation of Face ID facial recognition in a small cavity in the screen. Several informants claim that Apple will adopt the holey screen years after Android smartphones.
As the leaks concerning the next iPhones multiply, LG develops new holed screen technology, report our colleagues from The Elec. LG having abandoned its mobile division at the start of the year, this technology is undeniably intended for other manufacturers. Among LG’s main partners is Apple. LG also produces some of the screens for iPhone 13. The South Korean firm has been trying for a long time to convince Apple to rely entirely on its screens and abandon Samsung.
An LG iPhone 14 Pro with a holey screen?
The Elec also specifies that new LG Display technologies will be reserved for the group’s foreign customers. In this context, it can reasonably be expected that LG offers its perforated panels to Apple for the iPhone 14. For now, nothing indicates that the Cupertino giant is turning to LG rather than to Samsung. Nevertheless, it is well known that Apple seeks to reduce its dependence on Samsung by increasing partnerships with other specialized firms, including LG and BOE.
At the same time, LG is also developing screens capable of hide a camera for selfies. These panels, similar to those of Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold 3, hide the front camera under a low-resolution area of 200 pixels per inch (PPI). This technology will be available long after the perforated screens, advance The Elec.
As a reminder, only the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max would be entitled to a perforated screen. On the more affordable models, the iPhone 14 and 14 mini, Apple would still place a notch above the screen to house the Face ID sensors.
Source: The Elec