On the iPhone 14 series, while the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus retain the notch, the iPhone 14 Pro and theiPhone 14 Pro Max have the islet Dynamic Island. By opting for this solution, Apple manages to get rid of the notch that made its debut on the iPhone X, while distinguishing itself from the competition. And today we also learn that the screens of these two Pro models would have a technological particularity.
In a recent article, Korean media The Elec (via MacRumours) explains that to cut out the holes for the front camera and FaceID sensor on the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max, Apple would have asked Samsung to use a particular technology, supposed to prolong the life of the product.
To achieve the screen design of the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max, Samsung needs to punch out the pill-shaped hole on the OLED panels. However, this process can damage the pixels around this pill, and expose them to mold and oxygen. To avoid this, Samsung creates a kind of “dam” that isolates these surrounding pixels. But while Samsung normally uses a laser method, Apple would have asked the Korean giant (its supplier) to use another method based on inkjet.
This would be an additional precaution required by Apple, to ensure that the drilling process does not impact the longevity of the product. Apparently, LG, which supplies some of the screens for Apple, would also use the same process.
By: Keleops AG