Leaker: iPhone 12 series to be Apple’s first model with a Touch-integrated screen
Leaker: iPhone 12 series to be Apple’s first model with a Touch-integrated screen

All eyes are set on the launch of Apple’s iPhone 12. According to the Korean media ET News, Apple will opt for touch integrated OLED (Organic LED) panels for its new model to be launched in 2021. The local media reports predict that the 6.1- inch model in the iPhone 12 series will be the first to adopt a touch-integrated screen.

The screen panel is provided by Samsung Display and LG Display. There are predictions that the company is developing OLED screens using LTPO backplanes, a technology developed by Apple for longer battery life.  

iPhone 12 series to be Apple’s first model with a Touch-integrated screen
6.1- inch model in the iPhone 12 series will be the first to adopt a touch-integrated screen

The current screen used by iPhone has a separate touch-sensitive layer. The touch-integrated screen will replace the separate layer into a single layer.

Varying predictions

Different predictions have surfaced on the internet which is centered on the features of iPhone 12. According to TF International Securities analyst, Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple will introduce a “high-end” lens in the rear camera for enhanced image quality.

He also said that the 6.1 and 5.4 inch iPhones will go for mass production in September while the larger 6.7 inch’s production will be delayed until October. Rumors that Apple will include 5G connectivity and will revamp its design are also leveling up.

iPhone 12 expected price and rumors

Another speculation by leaker Jon Prosser indicated that the iPhone 12 model will come at a price range of USD 649.

Analyst Jeff Pu predicted that the new iPhone will be costlier than its previous model iPhone 11 due to the inclusion of OLED screens and 5G connectivity. 

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