A recent report published by “Elek” revealed that Apple asked the South Korean company, Samsung, which supplies the screens, to use a more advanced production method to produce the “iPhone 14 Pro” iPhone 14 Pro screen with a hole in the upper part, which would protect the screen surrounding the phone from potential damage and loss of quality. Picture.
The iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max are the first iPhones to feature a direct cutout inside the screen, unlike its other counterparts, which feature a prominent notch below the top edge.
Additional inkjet equipment used in iPhone 14 Pro production
The report said that Apple asked Samsung to use additional inkjet equipment when producing its high-end iPhone displays to make cuts while preserving the surrounding OLED panel.
According to the report, to create a bead-shaped hole inside the display, Samsung would have to drill the hole directly into the OLED panel, but doing so means there is a possibility that the pixels and surrounding panels could be damaged, or exposed to moisture and oxygen.
To prevent potential exposure to moisture and oxygen, Samsung has built in a bead-shaped cutout separator from surrounding pixels.
Samsung was able to do this process using lasers rather than inkjet equipment, but Apple is said to have preferred the inkjet method.
Samsung used lasers in the production of iPhone 14 Pro screens
The South Korean company has a lot of experience in producing display screens, including screens with cutouts.
Upcoming iPhone models with iPhone 14 Pro screen technologies
The company’s smartphone line features single hole holes that include the front camera, but Apple has taken extra care in producing the “iPhone 14 Pro” and “iPhone 14 Pro Max” screens to ensure that the pieces do not interfere with surrounding pixels and reduce image quality.
“LG,” the supplier of Apple’s other display screens, also used the same method for its range of screens for the “iPhone 14 Pro” and iPhone 14 Pro Max, Taverrer said.
The “iPhone 14” and “iPhone 14 Plus” feature the same screen notch as the previous models, but rumors indicated that the low-end models of the iPhone next year will feature the same hole for the dynamic island as the iPhone 14 Pro.