Apple would prepare for 2022 a cheaper iPhone 14 with a better screen.
While an iPhone 13 is expected in September, plans for an iPhone 14 are already well advanced. And the future iPhone could satisfy users who were waiting for a cheaper iPhone 12 Pro Max. At present, we know with near certainty that the firm will release its first mobiles with 120 Hz ProMotion screens this year. All reports also indicate that the faster screens will be reserved for the iPhone 13 Pro. Various reasons – marketing, cost and battery life – can justify this exclusivity. But Samsung being the only supplier of OLED TFT LTPO panels that Apple needs to manufacture its ProMotion screens, their production would be insufficient to cover the number of units needed for the four iPhone 13 models.
However, this could change in 2022. According to a report by Korean company The Elec, LG is in the process of transforming its manufacturing line of screens into LTPO TFT OLED to position itself as a supplier of screens for the iPhone range. 100% OLED coming in 2022, in addition to Samsung. This means that, in the same way that Apple equipped the entire range with OLED last year, the non-Pro models could be equipped with the same 120Hz screens as the iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max.
More iPhone mini
Previous rumors indicated that Apple would discontinue the iPhone mini in 2022 and replace it with a non-Pro Max iPhone that would have the same 6.7-inch screen as the current iPhone Pro Max, but cost $200 less. Other rumors are that the Pro models will get a 48MP wide-angle lens, and plus-size phone enthusiasts will have two models to choose from.