If one of the biggest leaks in tech is right, the iPhone 12 Pro is missing one of the best features in Samsung’s top phones. This function? The 120 Hz refresh rate display technology found in Apple’s iPad Pro.
That news comes from Jon Prosser at Front Page Tech, who is one of the most prolific Apple leaks but also has a mixed track record. For example, he said the new Apple Watch 6 would be announced in a press release on Monday when only the event was announced.
On September 11th, Prosser tweeted: “120 Hz (code name: d6x) did not do mass production – * now * you can give up.”
Mass production started this week between September 11, 2020
Prosser also announced that mass production has started on the iPhone 12. This phone is expected to be announced at an event in October, rather than Tuesday’s Time Flies event, which may also feature the iPad Air 4.
With a refresh rate of 120 Hz, screens are excellent for scrolling and moving images, making everything much more pleasant to see. It’s also great for enjoying higher frame rate games and videos. And as someone who keeps spending more and more time on the iPad Pro, you’ll notice it.
Apple is also a little late for the 120Hz party. Samsung has the technology of its Galaxy S20 Plus and Galaxy S20 Ultra phones as well as dynamic (automatically adjustable) 120 Hz rates in the Note 20 Ultra and Galaxy Z Fold 2. The 120 Hz technology is even in the OnePlus 8 Pro contain.
It wouldn’t be uncommon for Apple to come a little late with a new technology. The company doesn’t seem to prioritize being the first company to deploy a feature, but is waiting to get it right. And, according to Prosser, it seems that Apple can’t set the 120 Hz rates for the iPhone 12.
Is the iPhone 13 the lucky number for 120 Hz? We’ll find out sooner or later. Everything Apple and iPhone related can be found in Tom’s manual.