Apple may offer its ProMotion display technology on the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max
iOS 14 beta 5 brings a Limit Frame Rate option for iPhone 11 Pro models
However, it is of no use for the iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max
iPhone 12 series delay could help Apple refine the display experience
Apple may just have suggested the existence of a 120Hz display on the iPhone 12 series through iOS 14 developer beta 5. The latest iOS developer beta version is said to carry an option that lets iPhone 11 Pro users limit the frame rate to 60Hz. This suggests that an option to go beyond 60Hz could be provided in the next-generation models — at least on the iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max successors that are speculated as the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max, respectively. Some past reports also suggested a 120Hz display on the new iPhone models. However, there was also some speculation that Apple could end up bringing the iPhone 12 series with the existing 60Hz display panels.
A user on Twitter posted a screenshot showing a Limit Frame Rate option that sits under the Motion settings, adding that it was visible on the iPhone 11 Pro Max running iOS 14 developer beta 5. The new option, which seems to be limited to the iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max, is designed to let iPhone users set the maximum frame rate of the display to 60 frames per second.
The new option is of no use on the existing iPhone models as they don't support a higher display refresh rate and are restricted to 60Hz refresh rate. However, it could be a hint at the 120Hz display on the iPhone 12 Pro models.
Young earlier this month took to Twitter to say that the iPhone 12 series isn't likely to have a 120Hz hardware. Nevertheless, some reports in the recent past did suggest the new display experience on the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max.
Apple has provided its ProMotion display technology on the latest iPad Pro models that enables a fluid experience of up to 120Hz. This technology is likely to be embraced for the iPhone 12 series.
The launch date of the iPhone 12 series is yet to be announced. However, Apple has already confirmed its delay. This could help the company thoroughly test the 120Hz display and refine its experience for users before bringing the new models to the public.
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