Shortly after its availability, the developers have installed the Beta version of iOS 14, searching for new unannounced features. In the new iPhone OS this year, under Accessibility, there’s an option in the Motion section that allows you to “limit” the frame rate displayed on the iPhone screen to 60 frames per second. The question is, even iPhone 11 Pro Max always just uses the screen’s refresh rate of 60Hz. Is this proof that the iPhone 12 will be equipped with a 120Hz panel, at least for the high-end versions?
iPhone 12: iOS 14 beta confirms the 120Hz screen
If you got to Settings – Accessibility – Motion, you can see an option to limit the maximum frame rate of the display to 60 frames per second (@JunoTecho sent me the screenshot)
— Ben Geskin (@BenGeskin) June 23, 2020
This option is not available on all supported iPhones that have been upgraded to iOS 14. The only explanation is that this year’s iPhones will feature the same screen technology as the iPad Pro. Previously, there were some rumors that the 120Hz screen will be equipped for the most advanced versions of iPhone 12. And the presence of the “Limit Frame Rate” feature confirms these rumors.
Apple iPhone 12 series specs leaked
According to rumors, this year Apple will release four new iPhones at once. The younger models of the iPhone 12 should arrive with a display with a diagonal of only 5.4 inches. And the iPhone 12 Max and iPhone 12 Pro with a 6.1-inch screen are also expected. The bigger version of the iPhone 12 Pro Max will be equipped with a screen diagonal of 6.7 inches.
Now there is information on resolution, pixel density and screen manufacturers. The standard iPhone 12 will receive a 5.4-inch display with a resolution of 2340 x 1080 pixels with a pixel density of 475 PPI. The iPhone 12 Max and iPhone 12 Pro will receive a 6.1-inch screen with a resolution of 2532 x 1170 pixels and a pixel density of 460 PPI. The iPhone 12 Pro Max has a 6.7-inch screen with a resolution of 2778 x 1284 pixels with a pixel density of 458 PPI.
In addition, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro Max and iPhone 12 Pro will receive Samsung Display screens. While the iPhone 12 Max will be equipped with LG Display or BOE. Since the first batch of panels from BOE has not yet been tested by Apple, the first iPhone 12 Max smartphones can only get LG screens.
iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max will receive screens with 10-bit color depth, as well as a maximum image refresh rate of 120 Hz. In addition, All four models will be equipped with a single-chip Apple A14 system. It will be produced according to the standards of a 5-nanometer process. Also, the iPhone 12 is expected to start at $ 649. All these iPhone models will be unveiled this fall. But we expect that the company may face some shortage of production in the first weeks.