iPhone 12 series might not arrive with 120Hz refresh rate displays

According to rumors, the iPhone 12 series might be unveiled this September at a virtual conference (mostly on 15th September). As we know, there will be as many as four models this year. A 5.4 inches model, a 6.1 inches model with two rear cameras, a 6.1 inches model with triple rear camera setup and LiDAR scanner, and a 6.7 inches model with the 3D scanner. All the iPhones will come with an OLED display, an A14 chipset, and upgraded camera hardware. This time, the company is going back to its flat frame design.

It is being circulated that this year, Apple is going to skip a major feature with the new iPhone series. The new iPhones will not come with a refresh rate of 120Hz. This was first reported by well known tech leaker Jon Prosser. According to his tweet, 120Hz did not make mass production. The iPhone 12 Pro model will be stuck with a 60Hz display just like the other non Pro model.

iPhone 12 series might not arrive with 120Hz refresh rate displays
Jon’s iPhone 12 120Hz Tweet

For the last few quarters, a refresh rate of 120Hz has been a big highlight for flagship devices. Companies like Samsung, and OnePlus has introduced it in their models. It was obvious to expect that Apple will follow suit but for some reason or another, it is not going to happen. It can be considered as a major setback to grab the new iPhone series.

However, it must also be noted that for regular users like most of us, it won’t matter at all because Apple is already offering a better screen experience on iPhone with iOS than its Android counterparts. For a wide variety of reasons, Apple can be quite pedantic about the components it uses in its iPhones.

The master tech tipster, Prosser did not give any exact reason for this missing feature but it is likely that the company might have faced some battery issues with it.

Another report suggests that Apple iPhone 12 will be costlier than its predecessor. This is going to happen even after removing the headphone jack and charger from the box. A report from TrendForce conveys this omission.

According to it, production delays have forced the company to focus on meeting the demand for the iPhone SE 2020 and iPhone 11 but adding 5G support resulted in a higher cost.