There are few questions left on the new iPhones. Over time we have resigned ourselves to the fact that the notch, in all likelihood, will be the same size as ever: on the screen with a 120Hz refresh rate, however, conflicting voices continue to follow one another. There will be, there won't be, it will be exclusive only to the Pro models: in recent months we have heard them all. And just when it now seemed clear that none of the four upcoming iPhone 12s would be equipped with it, here is yet another twist that rekindles hopes.
The rumors – in general – have a common root, and that is the fact that they are news in search of officialdom. But they are not all the same. What we report today, for example, is based on the beta 5 of iOS 14: therefore on a solid basis. Even if nothing assures us that the deductions are equally solid. But let's get to the point: a user has in fact noticed, after updating his iPhone 11 Pro Max to the latest version of the operating system, a new option. A switch dedicated to limiting the screen refresh rate to 60Hz.
Twitter user @abjornx, noticed an option to limit the frame rate to 60Hz on his iPhone 11 Pro after updating his iPhone to iOS 14 Beta 5.
This possibly hints that we could see a 120Hz display on this years iPhone 12 Pro models. pic.twitter.com/bhdHASh4qO
– iAppleTimes (@iAppleTimes) August 21, 2020
Clearly on the iPhone 11 Pro Max – which cannot go beyond that refresh rate – this is a useless command. But the point is that the addition of such a possibility inevitably turns out to be a strong indication that among the next iPhone 12 at least the Pro models are equipped with a 120Hz screen.
Even one of the most prolific leakers of recent months on the Apple front – and in particular on the iPhone 12 -, or Jon Prosser, has retraced his steps: recently, during a Q&A on Twitter, he had reiterated that hopes were now reduced. at the light. And now he seems convinced that the scenario can hold surprises.
Don't give up on 120hz on 12 Pro yet …
– Jon Prosser (@jon_prosser) August 23, 2020
The unpleasant role of the firefighter, who extinguishes the enthusiasm of the latest rumors, belongs to Ross Young, CEO of Display Supply Chain Consultants: according to his sources, in fact, the 120Hz on the iPhone 12 was planned, but could skip. And this is not because the proper panels are missing, but the 120Hz ICs drivers. And at this point Apple would be at a crossroads: postpone the launch, or give up 120Hz. And in Cupertino it seems that they are oriented on the second hypothesis.
Hearing that Apple can get 120Hz Pro panels, but not 120Hz driver ICs. So they will either have to come up with a fix which will be difficult, wait for 120Hz driver ICs and delay the launch possibly significantly or launch with 60Hz. We are hearing they will launch with 60Hz.
– Ross Young (@DSCCRoss) August 24, 2020
At the moment that will dispel any doubt, or the presentation of the next iPhone by, by now it should not be long: Apple seems to have already started filming the event, expected for mid or late September.