(Young) explained in a tweet that Apple is having supply chain issues obtaining (ICs) for 120Hz display driver for iPhone 12 Pro phones, so Apple will have to delay the launch of the iPhone 12 Pro to wait for the correct driver (ICs), or release a copy of The phone is without a 120Hz screen, and to avoid this delay, (Young) expects that Apple will choose the standard 60Hz display in the upcoming iPhone 12 Pro.
(Young) speculates that late-stage display issues facing the iPhone 12 Pro may be explained by 120Hz not being part of the device’s original plans.
However, he suggests the possibility of Apple delaying the phone’s launch date until the 120Hz screen is ready for shipment, and it is unclear how long this delay might take. In July, Apple confirmed that it expects to launch iPhones this year later than usual.
(Young) said that it is not a simple matter in this case, as Apple can do what it wants at the time it wants – an expression of its strength – and given how much some users desire 120 Hz, Apple may listen to them and delay the launch of the phone until it is 120 Hz ready.
Young’s analysis has been backed up today largely by leaker Jon Prosser, who confirms that Apple continues to discuss the iPhone 12 Pro’s 120Hz case internally.
“Behind the scenes, Apple is still testing 120Hz (ProMotion), specifically for the iPhone 12 Pro,” Jon Prosser said in a video on Front Page Tech uploaded today.
The ProMotion technology on iPad Pro is able to dynamically adjust the screen for the movement of content, resulting in smoother scrolling and improved responsiveness. The screen refresh rate also changes based on the content displayed on the screen, which saves battery life.
The uncertainty about the refresh rate of the iPhone 12 Pro screen means that it is very difficult to determine how things might go, but these reports cast doubt on the chances of a 120Hz screen appearing in the market with the iPhone 12 Pro this year.