What you need to know
- A previous report suggested that Apple would bring ProMotion support to all iPhone 14 models.
- A new report by display analyst Ross Young says that the supplier of Apple's ProMotion displays can't meet the demand for all models.
- ProMotion looks set to be offered on iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max only.
According to display analyst Ross Young Apple will continue to keep ProMotion a Pro and Pro Max feature this time around — as it was with the iPhone 13 lineup — because the company that builds the ProMotion displays doesn't have the capacity to offer them across all of Apple's 2022 lineup. However, things could change next year.
ProMotion was introduced with last year's iPhone 13 lineup and not only offers 120Hz refresh rates but also brings a variable refresh rate to iPhone as well. That allows iPhones to reduce their refresh rate when displaying static images, saving power and improving battery life in the process.
ProMotion is a feature that people have been crying out for and the high refresh/variable refresh rate combination has been offered by Android devices for some time. It seems likely that it is a feature that will only be available on Apple's high-end devices for the next year at least.
Last week saw analyst Jeff Pu suggest that Apple would be able to bring ProMotion to all four new iPhone 14 devices, but that now seems unlikely to be the case based on what Young has to say. ProMotion is one of the best iPhone features in terms of differentiating the higher-end models from the lower-end ones along with improved cameras.