According to a rumour, iPhone 15 display panels have reached mass production. Apple supplier Samsung has begun manufacturing the OLED screens for its forthcoming smartphone range, slated to launch in the coming weeks. Apple is expected to release four new models this year: the iPhone 15, iPhone 15 Plus, iPhone 15 Pro, and iPhone 15 Pro Max. Meanwhile, production yields for the alleged periscope camera on the iPhone 15 Pro Max are lower than expected.
Samsung Display has begun mass producing the panels for Apple's upcoming smartphones
According to a supply chain report in The Elec (in Korean), Samsung Display has begun mass producing the panels for Apple's upcoming smartphones after the Cupertino company granted the company permission to manufacture four distinct OLED panels for the rumoured iPhone 15 series of smartphones. Like its predecessors, the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus are expected to include Dynamic Island this year.
The iPhone maker's third supplier is presently dealing with a lawsuit from Samsung over patent breaches
Meanwhile, Apple is said to have given LG conditional permission, with the latter needing to make certain modifications before mass manufacturing of the iPhone 15 series screens begins. According to the source, BOE, the iPhone maker's third supplier presently dealing with a lawsuit from Samsung over alleged patent breaches, has not been granted clearance to produce screens for the iPhone 15 series, and this is not anticipated to change until next year.
Previous rumours suggested that a periscope camera would be included in Apple's top-of-the-line iPhone 15 Pro Max, which is scheduled to launch as part of the iPhone 15 series. According to the South Korean tabloid, production yields for zoom components (from LG Innotek) and picture sensors (from Sony) are lower than the iPhone maker's projections. If Apple does release the iPhone 15 Pro Max with a periscope camera, it will almost certainly have double the optical zoom capabilities of its predecessor.
iPhone 15 Pro models will have a faster 3nm chip
Bloomberg's Mark Gurman stated earlier this week in his weekly Power On newsletter that the iPhone 15 Pro models will have a faster 3nm chip, an Action button to replace the mute switch, reworked internals to make them more repairable, and titanium edges rather than stainless steel — for improved durability. Meanwhile, Gurman claims that the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus models would have the Dynamic Island and be powered by the 4nm A16 Bionic CPU used in both iPhone 14 Pro versions released last year.