There have been a lot of reports over the past few weeks that try to confirm or deny what Apple’s next iPhone line will include. One particular feature rumored to appear on the iPhone 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max is a 120Hz refresh rate. This rumored perk has been in various reports that either promise it’ll be on the new iPhones or will be taken out and saved for next year.
The latest iPhone 12 Pro leaks once again claim Apple is still working to include 120Hz refresh rates this year. Jon Prosser has surfaced some screenshots from production validation (PVT) prototypes of the iPhone 12 Pro Max which include settings to control the 120Hz refresh rate on the device. You can set it to adapt to whatever content’s being display (“Enable Adaptive Refresh Rate”) or have it on all the time (“Enable High Refresh Rate”).
These screenshots don’t confirm that the iPhone 12 Pro series will sport 120Hz refresh rates, but it’s at least confirmation that the company is still working on how it could implement it. I’m really hoping they don’t delay the feature to next year – they’d be two generations of smartphones behind everyone else in adapting faster refresh rates.
Also in the screenshots are hints at what the LiDAR sensor on the back of the 12 Pros could enable. For one, you should get improved autofocus and subject detection in video. The sensor will also improve night mode for photos and videos which could be a huge edge for the new iPhones. It also looks like the phones could get improved noise reduction.
Rounding things off, Max Weinbach and EverythingApplePro posted these photos of what’s apparently a real iPhone 12 Pro Max’s notch. You can get a feel for just how big the cutout is this year thanks to the photos.
Apple is expected to unveil the iPhone 12 series next month.