iPhone 17 and iPhone 17 Plus rumored to adopt OLED displays with ProMotion support

This iPhone 17 concept is courtesy of GizmoChina.

Forget rumors about the upcoming iPhone 16; let’s talk about rumors about the 2025 iPhone 17. According to MacRumors, the iPhone 17 and iPhone 17 Plus will adopt OLED displays with low-power backplane technology, bringing ProMotion to Apple’s standard iPhone models for the first time.

Currently, it’s a Pro-only exclusive. ProMotion is Apple’s name for the adaptive, high refresh rate, 120Hz display first available on the iPad Pro. While a standard refresh rate will update a display 60 times a second (60Hz), the ProMotion’s adaptive 120Hz screen works at twice this speed. This results in smoother scrolling, improved responsiveness and better gaming performance. 

Another rumor about the iPhone 17 is that it will be the first ‌Apple smartphone to feature under-panel Face ID technology.

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