There were whispers that Apple would adopt the more advanced M14 OLED materials for the iPhone 15 lineup, giving all four models improved attributes when it came to panel technology. However, according to the latest rumor, the latest family features the M12 display, with the M14 expected to be adopted for two generations, starting with the iPhone 16 and ending with the iPhone 17.
The M14 OLED technology is likely to be adopted for two generations as Apple wishes to save costs when it comes to the iPhone 16 and iPhone 17
In the latest rumor, Revegnus points out that with the iPhone 16 and iPhone 17, Apple intends to adopt the M14 OLED display, giving them advantages over the competition. The tipster has not mentioned where he stumbled across this information, but it will not be surprising for the California-based giant to retain the same panel technology for two iPhone generations.
For one thing, there may not be any discerning differences or perks between M14 and M15, though the cost may be significantly higher, or Apple wishes to save on unnecessary expenses and utilize those resources on other higher-end components. For those who do not know, the terms M12, M13, and M14 refer to the red, green, and blue pixel’s dopant, host, and prime elements in OLED displays, with each iteration improving color reproduction, accuracy, brightness, and power efficiency.
The utilization cycle of Apple’s iPhone OLED material set is expected to extend from the current one year to two years. For instance, both the iPhone 16 next year and the iPhone 17 in 2025 will feature the M14. (The iPhone 15 had the M12.)
— Revegnus (@Tech_Reve) November 14, 2023
The iPhone 15 features the M12 technology, and with the iPhone 16 and iPhone 17 getting treated to the M14, we can expect the aforementioned improvements. In a previous ‘Bill of Materials’ report, it was found that the iPhone 15 Pro Max costs $37.7 more than the iPhone 14 Pro Max to make, with savings coming from the DRAM, flash memory, and display. By using an M12 OLED panel instead of an M13 one, Apple may have saved heavily on the display area, though a near-$40 increase is still substantial, considering the technology giant is estimated to produce the iPhone 15 Pro Max in the millions.
Undoubtedly, the iPhone 16 and iPhone 17 are expected to ship with even better internal specifications, and using the M14 OLED instead of M15 may allow Apple to allocate its resources towards mass producing a better camera system, an improved A-series silicon, or a more robust Titanium shell. However, remember that there is no way of validating Revegnus’ claims or where he even got this information from, so we recommend readers treat this rumor with a pinch of salt for now.
News Source: Revegnus