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Rumor: some iPhone 12 displays will have up to 120Hz refresh rates

Apple’s upcoming iPhone 12 Pro and ‌iPhone 12‌ Pro Max — expected to roll out in September or October — will feature displays capable of up to 120Hz refresh rates like that of the iPad Pro, tweets leaker Ice Universe.

The Sellers Research Group (that’s me) thinks that makes sense. I expect at least the top iPhone 12 models to have a 120Hz ProMotion display. According to Apple, ProMotion “delivers refresh rates of up to 120Hz for fluid scrolling, greater responsiveness and smoother motion content” and “improves display quality and reduces power consumption by automatically adjusting the display refresh rate to match the movement of the content.

120Hz refreshes four times faster than 30Hz and two times quicker than 60Hz, producing smoother motion and transitions. Faster update times also mean lower latency, because the pixels are being refreshed more often.

Apple’s latest iPhones — iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max — are all 60Hz.

Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.