Future iPhones may adopt screen powered by Apple Watch

In 2018, when it launched the Apple Watch Series 4, Ma first adopted in a product a screen OLED LTPO. OLED means organic light-emitting diode (or organic LED), while LTPO means low-temperature polycrystalline oxid (or low temperature polycrystalline oxide).

Such technology is responsible for lower power consumption, which is great for the watch. Today, as we know, Ma smartphones use OLED (iPhones 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max) and LCD (iPhone 11) screens. But that may change in the future.

To get an idea, LTPO technology uses about 15% less power than LTPS (low-temperature polysilicon, or low temperature polysilicon), which today equips Apple smartphones. But according to The elec, Apple is planning to use such technology on iPhones as well.

At the Apple Watch Series 5, this LTPO screen that enabled the arrival of an always active screen whose refresh rate (refresh rate) ranges from 60Hz to only 1Hz. Earlier today we brought another rumor about future “ProMotion” screens with up to 120Hz on iPhones, so maybe a rumor has to do with the other

Who can cross Apple's path again in this whole story? Samsung display, which for the first time was able to develop and produce such panels in bulk. Currently, who provides the Apple Watch screen for Ma to LG Display (based on Apple's own design). Samsung Display, however, appears to have developed a proprietary LTPO technology.

If Apple really plans to expand its use of LTPO technology to iPhones, it is very likely that they will have to start a conversation with Samsung Display since the smartphone's production level is incredibly higher than its watch; This way, she needs more and more suppliers to “get it done”.

via MacRumors