If one of the biggest tech leakers is correct, the iPhone 12 Pro will lack one of the best features in the best Samsung phones. That feature? The 120Hz refresh rate display technology that is also found in Apple’s iPad Pro.
This news comes to us from Jon Prosser, from Front Page Tech, which is one of Apple’s most prolific leakers 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 would be announced.
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Prosser also revealed that mass production has begun on the iPhone 12. That phone is expected to be announced at an October event, and not at Tuesday’s Time Flies Event, which could also debut the iPad Air 4.
Refresh rates of 120Hz give screens impressively smooth scrolling and image movement, so everything is much more pleasing to the eye. It is also ideal for enjoying games and videos with higher framerates. And as someone spending more and more time with the iPad Pro, that’s something you’ll notice.
Apple is also a bit late for the 120Hz party. Samsung has the technology in its Galaxy S20 Plus and Galaxy S20 Ultra phones, as well as dynamic (self-adjusting) 120Hz frequencies in the Note 20 Ultra and Galaxy Z Fold 2. The 120Hz technology is also in the OnePlus 8 Pro.
It wouldn’t be out of the ordinary for Apple to be slightly late for a new technology. The company doesn’t seem to prioritize being the first to deliver a feature, and instead expects to get it right. And judging by Prosser’s words, it seems Apple has failed to set 120Hz frequencies for the iPhone 12.
Is iPhone 13 the lucky number for 120Hz? We will find out sooner or later. Stay tuned to Tom’s Guide to everything Apple and iPhone related.