- Rumors about the iPhone 12 screen have suggested that Apple may include a 120Hz refresh rate display on the new models, but a reliable source says that does not happen.
- Apple reportedly had concerns about the battery life of the iPhone 12 with a 120Hz screen, and decided to postpone the function of its 2021 iPhone models instead.
- Apple is expected to unveil the four new iPhone 12 models in October.
iPhone 12 leaks have been flooding the internet for several months now, but many of them are still contradictory, despite the fact that the unveiling of the new phone is probably about a month away. One of the many questions that remains concerns the screen, as rumors and reports have alternated between claiming that Apple will or will not encounter the refresh rate of its 2020 phones. The uncertainty surrounding this upgrade is likely to persist, but this week a trusted source has decided to pour cold water on rumors of iPhone 1
In a research note that MacRumors achieved on Monday, TF International Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said that none of the iPhone 12 models support 120Hz screens due to concerns about battery life. Instead, Apple is expected to introduce this feature on 2021 iPhone models that use LTPO display technology.
Higher refresh rates have begun to become the norm on advanced devices, with Google’s Pixel 4 getting bumped up to 90Hz while the Galaxy S20 and OnePlus 8 Pro come with 120Hz displays. That said, if the upgrade were to significantly affect the battery life of the new iPhone, it’s probably not a compromise that many users will take. Battery life is consistently the feature that consumers say is most important when buying a new phone.
In addition to counting on the high refresh rate, Kuo also said that the 5.4-inch iPhone 12 will have a “narrower notch” to fit all relevant screen information (such as battery life and signal strength) to the left and right corners of the screen. The two 6.1-inch models and the 6.7-inch model that round out the iPhone 12 series will have notches in the same sizes as those that appeared on the iPhone 11 series.
According to previous leaks, the 5.4-inch iPhone 12, 6.1-inch iPhone 12 Max, 6.1-inch iPhone 12 Pro and 6.7-inch iPhone 12 Pro Max all support 5G networks and have OLED screens. All four models will probably also be equipped with the same A14 Bionic chip that Apple presented on Tuesday during the “Time Flies” event. Due to this year’s strange nature, the fourth generation iPad Air became the first Apple device to come with the new chip, as Apple was forced to delay the iPhone 12 due to the circumstances surrounding the new coronavirus pandemic.
Apple unveiled the Apple Watch Series 6, Apple Watch SE, iPad Air 4 and iPad 8 on Tuesday, plans to release iOS 14, iPadOS 14, tvOS 14 and watchOS 7 on Wednesday, and will likely announce the iPhone 12 in October.