What you need to know
- The iPhone 12's 120Hz display has been on, then off, then on.
- Now, according to Prosser, it's off for good.
- The problem, as always, appears to be concerns over battery life.
Apple's iPhone 12 lineup won't have a 120Hz display after all. That's according to prolific leaker Jon Prosser. In a tweet last night he said that Apple has decided against 120Hz, or ProMotion as it would likely be called, because of battery concerns.
Apple apparently decided that it couldn't offer 5G and ProMotion in the same device without hammering battery life. 5G won.
As Prosser points out, the decision to go with 5G over ProMotion is an obvious one for Apple. While the internet's spec-heads will roll their eyes and cancel iPhone 12 before they've even seen it, real people simply won't care. And 5G is much, much easier to market for Apple and its retail partners.
Most people won't know what 120Hz displays mean, but they'll surely know that 5G is something their $1,000 iPhone should have.
The silver lining? Apple will hopefully be able to save enough battery life thanks to the A15 and other power improvements that we'll get 120Hz ProMotion next year.
Maybe. Hopefully. 🤷🏻♂️
Apple will announce iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, and who-knows-what during a special event tomorrow.