Despite all the recent improvements, it is still difficult to call the iPhone the record holder for the thinnest bezels around the display. But the manufacturer has such plans and sets this difficult task to the partners, who must implement them, reports The Elec.
So, Apple turned to Samsung Display and LG Display with a request to develop an OLED display that will not have bezels. The challenge is quite complex and, in the words of the report: “the technology still needs time to be used in mass production.” At the same time, existing solutions, which, for example, Samsung uses with curved edges, are not suitable for Apple.
Challenges to realize a bezel-less screen include thin film encapsulation (TFE) and under-panel camera (UPC) technologies. The product’s outer thin-film encapsulation should be thinner than it is now, and the UPC can be made to be indistinguishable from the rest of the display to increase the user’s immersive experience.
In addition, there are other challenges that will require attention, such as freeing up space for antennas and solving the interference problem.
But such an iPhone model is still only in the future, probably not one year away. Meanwhile, the new models expected in the fall should also reduce the bezels a bit, but not completely get rid of them just yet. However, this already leads to certain production problems that may lead to a shortage of iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max at the start of sales.