Apple’s shocking iPhone 12 upgrade is a serious problem


27 August update. Article originally posted on 26 August.

Apple’s iPhone 12 launch is expected in September, with hardware undergoing final testing. And the latest leaked details suggest that the upgrade to the screen is not only in doubt, but also some major drawbacks.

Details come from noted Apple commentator John ProsserComing from an early PVT product model, with its tweet screenshots. PVT stands for ‘Production Verification Testing’, a model that ensures that the first units approaching the production line are tested for fit, form, and functionality.

They show options to enable both ‘high refresh rate’ and ‘adaptive refresh rate’, two options that would need to achieve maximum from a fast 120Hz screen.

August 27 update: Following his tweet, John Processor has more details And some hands on video with the preview model of the iPhone 12 Pro Max ‘Front page tech‘ Youtube channel. The effect of Apple’s tired design on the screen is obvious – even if a faster refresh rate is visible.

The technology is popular on flagship Android devices, but has not yet made a presence on the iPhone. The iPhone 12 Pro model is expected to be the first to carry these screens, but the Kovid-19’s impact on the supply chain may take that decision away from Apple. Pro phones are scheduled to come to market later, with late November suggested by many analysts. With a potentially 120 Hz screen in short supply, it is not 100 percent that consumer units will ship with the technology.

Perhaps that’s why the processor noted that there are test models both with and without a fast screen.

But this new screen, even though it is an upgrade over the previous Pro model, has some serious problems. Once more Apple is behind the curve in terms of design.

While it will come with smaller bezels than previous models, keep them side by side with some of the latest Android flagships such as the Galaxy S20 Ultra and you’ll notice that Apple’s bezels are not close to the current vision of premium screens. If your only reference is the iPhone 11, then yes, it’s a great upgrade, but more in the smartphone market than Apple.

And this is not the most noticeable problem. The notch is still ridiculously detailed.

This has been highlighted by others with access to the PVT model. The iPhone X remains part of the elaborate and high-notch design. As Android manufacturers work to reduce the size of notches from the original straps on their handsets to punch out, at least through the teardrop, with the design Apple introduced three years ago with the iPhone X Sticks.

The iPhone 12 family will be named as “Apple’s iPhone so far” during the virtual launch, no doubt, which fails to mention that the screens in the Android competition are faster with smaller bezels, and ‘Offer screens’ to enlarge the ratio.

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