When you turn on a smartphone, the display immediately provides a wealth of information about the device, much in the same way that a person’s eyes may provide a glimpse into their inner self. When Apple finally makes its highly anticipate new iPhone models available to the rest of the globe in the autumn, what sort of tale will the screens on the iPhone 14 tell?
The displays that are include on Apple’s iPhone 13 have proven to be one of the company’s numerous assets in its most recent array of smartphone models. The displays on all four iPhones are vivid and full of color, but the displays on the iPhone 13 Pro models stand out in particular because of their adjustable refresh rates that can reach up to 120Hz. That implies that Apple’s Pro phones may alter the rate at which their screens are refresh, going as high as 120Hz for dynamic activities like scrolling or gaming and as low as 10Hz for activities that are more stationary.
The iPhone 14 speculations have, up to this point, create a picture of the forthcoming phone consisting of more of the same. If you dive deeper into the reports, though, you’ll discover that the screens of the iPhone 14 are rumor to be receiving some expect upgrades, which might result in considerable improvements for Apple’s devices. And the pressure is on Apple as the phone maker’s main competitors, particularly Samsung, have focus on display upgrades for their own handsets in an effort to knock off Apple’s offerings for the title of best phone overall. Apple’s products are currently in the lead for the title of best phone overall.
The following is what we know so far regarding the displays of the iPhone 14, including what modifications, if any, Apple may be preparing for the fast-refreshing screens that are include on its latest phones.
Display sizes for the iPhone 14
For the most part, it is anticipate that the displays of the various variants of the iPhone 14 will maintain a similar appearance for the most part.
The screen dimensions for the iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Pro, and iPhone 14 Pro Max should be the same as those seen on the iPhone 13 models they replace. This translates to displays of 6.1 inches for the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro, while the iPhone 14 Pro Max will continue to utilize the 6.7-inch screen that was introduce with the iPhone 13 Pro Max.
However, it’s possible that Apple may soon release another phone with a screen size of 6.7 inches. There is a rumor going around that Apple will be introducing an iPhone 14 Max to this year’s range. According to the rumors’, this would be a cheaper 6.7-inch phone that would miss some of the premium features that are feature in Apple’s Pro series. The goal is to provide iPhone users with an alternative that is more wallet-friendly for purchasing one of the world’s greatest large phones.
This would mark the end of production for Apple’s little iPhone model, which was initially release in conjunction with the iPhone 12 release in 2020. Despite the launch of the 5.4-inch iPhone 13 mini, the mini iPhone model was never successful in the market. That means anyone who wants displays with a more compact form factor will either have to upgrade to the iPhone SE (2022) or cross their fingers and hope that Apple continues to provide a more affordable version of an older tiny model.
Design of iPhone 14 Pro vs. Design of iPhone 14
One further change is rumor to be coming to the screens of the iPhone 14 Pro models, and that change is the elimination of the notch that has been synonymous with iPhones ever since the introduction of the iPhone X in 2017. Instead, it appears that the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max will have two cutouts in the front panel to accommodate the front-facing camera as well as the Face ID sensors. This will result in both phones having a somewhat larger amount of available screen area compare to more current Pro versions.
Refresh rates for the iPhone 14
As was mention before, the dynamic refresh rate that was add to the iPhone 13 Pro models gives them the ability to scale between 10Hz and 120Hz. The more typical 60Hz refresh rate is retain by Apple’s iPhone 13, which has not been update.
Apple’s iPhone 13 Pro Max
Will there be any new features include with the iPhone 14? At least one person who leaks information believes that the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max might feature refresh rates of up to 90 Hz, which would be comparable to how Google handles its premium Pixel devices. (The more costly Pixel 6 Pro has a screen with a refresh rate of 120Hz, while the Pixel 6 has a screen with a refresh rate of 90Hz.) That would definitely be an improvement over the iPhone 13’s display refresh rate, which is set at a constant 60Hz.
The problem is that additional sources of leaks have debunk this notion. Instead, they design the iPhone 14 such that it will continue to use the 60Hz displays that are present on the current lowest model iPhones. A previous source from Apple’s supply chain implies that at least one model of the iPhone 14 has an LTPS display with a refresh rate of 60Hz. We’d guess that this refers to the iPhone 14, but we can’t be certain.
Scrolling would seem much more fluid on the iPhone 14 with a refresh rate of 90Hz compare to earlier versions, so this is undoubtedly a feature that we would want to see include in the device. However, unless additional rumor’s surface that back this transition in refresh rates, we are force to presume that the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max will feature the same 60Hz rates as are seen on Apple’s flagships that cost less money.
We have better news for the future iPhone 14 Pro, where it is expect that Apple will continue using the 120Hz screens that were first introduce with the iPhone 13 Pro in the upcoming phones. These phones were the first to use LTPO screens, which is an abbreviation for low-temperature polycrystalline oxide. These displays enable the iPhone to change its refresh rate base on what is happening on the screen.
Update Version of LTPO
According to a report, both the iPhone 14 Pro and the iPhone 14 Pro Max will include an update version of LTPO, which will improve the device’s ability to conserve power. This capability was add to the OnePlus 10 Pro when it receive a significant update earlier this year, and it can now scale down to 1Hz, much like the Galaxy S22 Ultra can. In the event that Apple decides to update and improve its LTPO technology, the iPhone 14 Pro models may one day be able to match the 1-120Hz refresh rate that is now available on other top-tier flagship phones.
In the event that this functionality is implement, it may pave the way for yet another modification to the display of the iPhone 14 Pro. It has been claim that Apple will add support for always-on screens to its Pro models. This is a feature that has been standard on the top Android phones for several years. With the next iOS 16 upgrade, users will have the ability to personalize their lock screens and add widgets to the home screens of their devices. It is obvious that the addition of such a feature would pave the way for the creation of always-on displays for mobile devices that are able to reduce the pace at which their displays refresh in order to preserve their batteries.
Additional characteristics of the display on the iPhone 14
The debate over which smartphone has the finest display has been fought on several fronts, but everyone’s attention is focus on the refresh rates of the displays. The brightness of the display is becoming an increasingly crucial factor, and it is likely that Apple will make it one of the primary differentiating factors for the iPhone 14 screens.
The previous year, when Apple introduce the iPhone 13 models, the company highlight the brightness of the Super Retina XDR OLED displays on the devices. The iPhone 13 reach a maximum brightness of 800 nits when use outside, while the Pro versions reach a maximum brightness of 1,000 nits. (On the iPhone 13, we teste a brightness of 795 nits, and on the iPhone 13 Pro, we record a brightness of 1,024 nits.)
A photograph taken with an iPhone 13 Pro
Since Apple introduce the iPhone 13, Samsung has release an upgrade to its own top device. The screens on the Galaxy S22 variants are also rather bright, with 1,300 nits of peak brightness predict for the Galaxy S22 model, and 1,750 nits promise for the Galaxy S22 Plus and Galaxy S22 Ultra versions. We did not record values with our light meter that reach such maximums, but in general, the displays on the S22 family of products are brighter than what you get with the iPhone 13.
When it comes time to announce the iPhone 14, will Apple give an equal and opposite response? On that front, we haven’t heard many rumors’, if any at all. However, considering how brightness has become an area in which phone manufacturers increasingly compete with one another, we wouldn’t be shock if the iPhone 14 debute with some enhancements to offer in that regard.
iPhone screen presentation perspective
You shouldn’t anticipate a significant change in the displays that Apple employs for the imminent introduction of the iPhone 14, in terms of either the screen sizes or the refresh rates. However, a sufficient number of substantial modifications seem to be in the works, leading us to believe that screens will continue to play an important role in Apple’s upcoming smartphones. As the date for the debut of the iPhone 14 draws nearer, there is a possibility that Apple has some surprises up its sleeve.