First, the iPhone 12 Professional was going to have a 120Hz show. Then it wasn’t. Now although, there appears to be like to be doubtlessly excellent news.
Ice Universe, probably the most dependable leakers round, has thrown iPhone rumor followers a curveball by claiming there is a potential “silver lining” to those rumors. Nevertheless, it will solely be confirmed at Apple’s press convention.
When you’re not acquainted with what 120Hz refers to, it implies that a tool’s show refreshes its picture 120 instances a second. The common show, such because the iPhone 11, refreshes simply 60 instances a second. With 120Hz, scrolling on the internet, enjoying 120Hz-friendly video games and watching movies that assist excessive body charges really feel loads smoother. It is exhausting to return to 60Hz as soon as you have felt the distinction.
IU went into a little bit extra element in a reply to their first tweet, saying that the rationale for this long-standing backwards and forwards is 2 totally different sources in Apple. The one situated within the manufacturing line is outwardly the one giving out unhealthy information, whereas Ice Universe appears to have heard a contradictory rumor from one other a part of Apple’s operation.
There are two conflicting sources inside Apple. Possibly the unhealthy information you heard comes from the manufacturing line.September 12, 2020
The unhealthy information referred to right here is probably going the recent claim by Front Page Tech’s Jon Prosser that the 120Hz show that had been rumored earlier for the 2 iPhone 12 Professional fashions hadn’t made it to manufacturing.
Apple’s ProMotion tech, its identify for 120Hz refresh fee shows, can already be discovered on the iPad Pro, however becoming the identical tech right into a smartphone fairly than a pill has apparently been trickier than anticipated. It was rumored at one level that solely the most important 6.7-inch iPhone 12 Professional Max would get ProMotion, however it’s been more and more rumored that there will not any 120Hz iPhones this yr.
120Hz changing into customary on Android flagships
That is significantly unlucky given how ubiquitous 120Hz shows are on Android flagships. Cellphone similar to Samsung’s Galaxy S20 collection and Galaxy Note 20 collection, the OnePlus 8 Pro and others have adopted the brand new customary, with some telephones just like the Google Pixel 4 or Huawei P40 Pro sticking with a decrease however nonetheless respectable 90Hz, and others just like the Asus ROG Phone 3 going as excessive as 144Hz.
However what exactly does Ice Universe’s tweet imply when it refers to a silver lining? It may imply that Apple goes to launch a 120Hz iPhone quickly, maybe inbuilt a special location to the place Prosser’s leaks got here from and launching early subsequent yr as an “iPhone 12s” mannequin. Maybe it implies that there’s another cool characteristic Apple has deliberate for the iPhone 12’s show, just like the rumored 10-bit colour depth, or an ultrawide viewing angle or anti-glare coating just like the Pro Display XDR has.
It feels like we’ll have to attend for the announcement to search out out, until an enterprising leaker manages to unravel issues first. Whereas Apple is holding an event on September 15, we’re anticipating that to middle on the Apple Watch 6 and the iPad Air 4. There have been ideas we’ll see some iPhone-related information, however the full reveal will occur at a later date.