Ice universeOne of the most reliable leakers around, has thrown a curbball to iPhone rumor followers, claiming these rumors to be potential “silver linings”. However, this will only be confirmed at Apple’s press conference.
If you are not familiar with the context of 120 Hz, it means that the display of one device refreshes its image 120 times the other time. The average display, like the iPhone 11, refreshes just 60 times per second. With 120Hz, scrolling on the web, playing 120Hz-friendly games, and watching videos that support higher frame rates feel much smoother. Once you feel the difference it is difficult to return to 60Hz.
IU said in slightly more detail in response to its first tweet, that the reason for this being long back and forth is two different sources at Apple. One based on the production line is apparently bad news, while Ice Universe seems to have heard contradictory rumors from another part of Apple’s operations.
There are two conflicting sources within Apple. It may be that the bad news you heard came from the production line.September 12, 2020
The bad news referenced here is likely that John Prosser of Front Page Tech has recently claimed that the 120Hz display previously rumored for two iPhone 12 Pro models did not make it to production.
Apple’s promotion technology, its name for displaying a 120Hz refresh rate, can already be found on the iPad Pro, but fitting the same technology to a smartphone instead of a tablet is apparently harder than anticipated. At one time it was rumored that only the largest 6.7-inch iPhone 12 Pro Max would get a promotion, but it is increasingly rumored that there will be no 120Hz iPhone this year.
120Hz is becoming standard on Android flagship
It is particularly unfortunate how ubiquitous 120 Hz is displayed on the Android flagship. Phones such as the Samsung Galaxy S20 Series and Galaxy Note 20 Series, OnePlus 8 Pro and others have adopted new standards, with some phones such as Google Pixel 4 or Huawei P40 Pro sticking with a low but respectable 90 Hz, and Others are like that. Asus ROG Phone 3 is going as high as 144Hz.
But what exactly does Ice Universe’s tweet mean when it refers to silver linings? This could mean that Apple is going to release a 120Hz iPhone soon, perhaps built in a different location from where Prosser leaked as the “iPhone 12s” model early next year. Perhaps this means that Apple has planned some more cool features for the iPhone 12 display, such as the rumored 10-bit color depth, or an ultraviolet viewing angle or anti-glare coating such as the Pro Display XDR.
It seems we will have to wait for the announcement to find out, until an entrepreneurial leaker manages to get to the bottom of things first. While Apple is holding an event on September 15, we’re hoping to focus on Apple Watch 6 and iPad Air 4. There have been suggestions that we will see some iPhone-related news, but we will know more fully at a later date.