Leaked images from an alleged production verification testing “iPhone 12 Pro” model have surfaced online, revealing possible camera and display settings for the upcoming device.
Vipul leaker John Prosser posted images on Twitter on Tuesday. Prosser said they represent the camera and display settings for the rumored 6.7-inch current PVT model “iPhone 12 Pro Max”.
For example, the camera settings pane for the device shows a toggle for LiDAR – something that can help with text notes auto-focus and subject detection. First debuted on the iPad Pro, Apple is rumored to bring LiDAR to the iPhone with its 2020 lineup.
The setting text also states that the iPhone will be able to shoot 4K video at 120 frames-per-second or 4K slow-motion video at 240fps.
The toggle is said to assist with extended exposure time for something called “enhanced night mode”, but only when a device is on a tripod or stationary surface. This setting appears to create the iPhone 11’s Night Mode feature that uses advanced software to fuse multiple low-light images simultaneously, taking the best aspects of each. The current setting allows for a longer exposure time when the iPhone detects that it is connected to a tripod.
Today’s leaks also reveal “advanced noise reduction,” “bit-depth video,” and “zoom capabilities”, toggles for hints at other “iPhone 12 Pro” camera features.
In the screenshot of the display menu, toggles for both high refresh rate and adaptive refresh rate are available, as well as text that indicates a 120Hz refresh rate. Recently, a 120Hz promotion display was rumored for the iPhone, including the processor.
Specifically, Prosser stated that some, but not all, current “iPhone 12” PVT models are equipped with 120Hz performance rates. Earlier in the week, Leaker indicated that despite rumors to the contrary, Apple has not dropped the ProMotion display.
He said that he has a video of PVT evaluation software, which is being used to test iPhone units. If genuine, it is likely that the clips and screenshots were sour from someone with access to a PVT iPhone model.
Apple is expected to release both the 6.1-inch and 6.7-inch “iPhone 12 Pro” with roughly 5.4-inch and 6.1-inch “iPhone 12” models. Apart from the pro-exclusive features, the device is also rumored to sport 5G connectivity and Apple’s A14 chipset.