Leaker: iPhone 12 Pro and Pro Max to display faster 120Hz screens

Apple’s upcoming “iPhone 12 Pro” and “‌iPhone 12‌ Pro Max” will feature displays capable of refresh rates of up to 120Hz, allowing for a smoother on-screen experience, according to a reliable mobile filter.

“A reliable source, if no accident, ,iPhone 12‌ Pro and ‌iPhone 12‌ Pro Max have basically determined the maximum refresh rate of 120Hz,” Ice Universe tweeted this morning.

The filter, which goes by the Twitter name @UniverseIce, doesn’t usually comment on Apple’s plans, but is a well-regarded source of Samsung rumors. Samsung has supplied Apple with OLED panels for the ‌iPhone‌ X, iPhone XS, and the latest iPhone 11 series.

On a related note, some users of the iOS 14 developer beta are seeing an accessibility setting that limits the device’s frame rate to 60 frames per second. The setting, which doesn’t appear to all beta users, suggests that future iPhones may have higher frame rates. Today’s iPhones have a maximum refresh rate of 60Hz.

Apple already uses variable refresh rate technology on its iPad Pro models, but they still use LCD panels instead of OLEDs. Bringing it to a new generation of OLED iPhone would further raise the smartphone’s performance bar.

Apple markets the exclusive iPad Pro technology under the name “ProMotion,” which it says dynamically adjusts the screen for content movement for smooth scrolling, responsiveness, and smoother movement. It does all of this on the go, which means it also conserves battery life.

Apple’s adaptive ProMotion IAPs also reduce the latency of Apple Pencil, and trusted Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has said that “Apple Pencil” support is a possibility for a future “iPhone.”

Leaker Max Weinbach has also suggested that the ‌iPhone 12‌ Pro, which is rumored to come in 6.1- and 6.7-inch sizes, will feature a 120Hz high refresh rate ProMotion display.

Apple is expected to launch four iPhones this fall. Rumors suggest that the 6.7-inch PiPhone‌ and a 6.1-inch model will be high-end OLED devices with triple-lens cameras, while a 5.4-inch model and another 6.1-inch model will be low-end iPhones with dual-lens cameras and A more affordable price.