The Elec: All iPhone 15 models will bring Dynamic Island, iPhone 16 Pro to debut UD Face ID
According to a new report from The Elec, Apple is preparing to extend the Dynamic Island pill-shaped cutout from the iPhone 14 Pro series to all iPhone 15 models including the non-Pro iPhone 15 and 15 Plus. The new publication sites Apple having already ordered to its component suppliers, including Samsung Display, which in turn ordered KRW 24.1 billion ($19.3 million) worth of equipment from South Korean company Philoptics. The order is reportedly for etching equipment used in the production of Dynamic Island displays.
Samsung Display is expected to contract with more companies in the future to help handle the increased Dynamic Island display demand from Apple. Speaking of iPhone display technology, The Elec also believes that Apple may finally bring an Under Display (UD) Face ID solution to the iPhone 16 Pro series. No further details were shared on how the full-screen solution would be executed.
Older rumors suggested that Samsung Display may be partnering with OTI Lumionics, which is developing a new generation of UD cameras with proprietary organic cathode pattern material for optimal clarity across the camera and sensors. These rumors speculated that we could see the UD Face ID solution on the iPhone 15 Pro series, although that seems unlikely.
OTI Lumionics ConductTorr™ electrode sketch
Apple has already started trialling iPhone 15 production in China according to recent rumors, so we’ll likely get more details on those soon.
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