According to an industry source, the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max could come with a 120Hz refresh rate panel. However, the feature will not be available at launch. The leaker shared the news on popular social media platforms, but there is little to no proof at this point.
Current features of the iPhone 12 Pro a Pro Max include the A14 Bionic chip, a revamped design that brings flatter edges, and the presence of a triple camera array as well as a LiDAR sensor.
Higher refresh rate
A display with a higher refresh rate would be a great boon, especially since the feature is found quite often across Android smartphones that are available at a premium price, including the Samsung Galaxy S20 and OnePlus 8 Pro.
One display supply chain analyst argued that it is unlikely that any of the iPhone 12 models would feature a 120Hz refresh rate since the amount of available hardware is quite scarce. Recent code that was found in the iOS 14 beta mention the existence of a Limit Frame Rate that could be used to set the display at a minimum refresh rate of 60Hz.
Another source argued that Apple is currently exploring ways to implement a higher refresh rate without the need to delay the launch of the new device. One alternative is to use the ProMotion display technology featured on the 2020 iPad Pro instead of LTPO panels.
It is also worth noting that Apple is far from being a company that chases the latest trends, as it usually prefers to refine new technologies to a superior form before they are included on new devices in one form or another.
Current clues infer that the iPhone 12 range will be a showcase in September, but the release date of some of the models could be delayed for several weeks.