The 2020 iPhone will reportedly take a page out of the iPad Pro’s playbook, adopting a 120Hz display that will allow for more fluid scrolling, greater responsiveness and smoother motion content.
Apple introduced the 120Hz ProMotion iPad Pro back in 2017. It now seems that the same technology could find its way to the iPhone, doubling the display refresh rate from its current 60Hz.
As with all Apple rumors, it’s worth taking this one with a pinch of salt. The news come from Digitimes, which has a reasonable track record when it comes to supply chain rumors. However, it is still fairly early in the 2020 iPhone development cycle, so plenty of things could change.
This isn’t the first time we’ve heard this rumor, though. This summer, a Twitter leaker known as Ice Universe claimed that Apple was “considering a switchable 60Hz/120Hz refresh rate screen on the iPhone in 2020.” This latest report just adds another data point to the rumor.
Beyond the display: 2020 iPhone is going to be a big one
Next year’s iPhone is likely to be a big one for Apple. For one thing, Cupertino supposedly will bid farewell to the LCD display. Instead, all new iPhones will come with OLED displays. We also should see an upgraded processor, most likely made using the 5 nanometer process. And, after three years of the iPhone X form factor, the design will most probably get a change, too. Instead of the current iPhone X design, rumors suggest a more squared-off appearance, similar to the 2018 iPad Pro and the iPhone 4.
However, the biggest selling point likely will be 5G cellular networking. This should greatly increase data rates, reducing network latency, and generally resulting in a significantly better user experience.
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Source: Digitimes (paywall)