There is a new research note obtained by Ming-Chi Kuo MacRumors, He says No one Apple’s upcoming iPhone 12 phones will include a highly-refreshed ProMotion display – and include pricier Pro models. Kuo estimates that Apple will smooth the 120Hz refresh rate with the 2021 iPhone lineup next year.
This is very disappointing news, as most modern Android flagships now use high-refresh screens from 90Hz to 120Hz. But according to the reliable and proven Kuo, Apple is going to keep iPhones at traditional 60Hz for a full 60 years. Some people won’t care or consider any kind of deal-breaker, but other tech enthusiasts will feel the sting. The smooth response of the high refreshing screen adds to the user experience and can make gaming more enjoyable.
In recent months both leaks and rumors have indicated both ways whether Apple will increase the refresh rate for select iPhone 12 models. For some time, the thinking was that promotions could be found in at least 6.1-inch and 6.7-inch “Pro” models, with the new 5.4-inch size and 6.1-inch standard iPhone 12 sticking with 60Hz. Front Page Tech ‘S John Prosser recently shared screenshots and a video What he describes as the “PVT” prototype of the iPhone 12 Pro Max includes a settings screen with a toggle to “enable high refresh rates”.
In his video, Prosser stated that “about half” of the iPhone 12 Pro Max PVT prototypes in testing had high-refresh screens, while others did not. You can see right in the screenshot that Apple has encouraged hardware testers to test whether their specific PVT model supports the feature. It seems that the company was testing for both scenarios and, if Koo is right, eventually decided against 120Hz for another year.
According to the rest of Qo’s report, he also mentioned that the 5.4-inch iPhone 12 will be slightly smaller than its older siblings, where the notch size will remain unchanged from the iPhone 11. Apple Watch Series 6 closely watching the company’s last two smartwatches, with a more significant redesign early next year.