2020 iPhones Could Feature Fast 120Hz 'ProMotion' Displays

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Apple's iPhones next year may feature displays capable of up to 120Hz refresh rates, allowing for a smoother on-screen experience, according to one mobile leaker.

    "Apple is considering a switchable 60Hz/120Hz refresh rate screen on the iPhone in 2020, and is discussing with Samsung and LG," tweeted Ice Universe on Sunday.

    The leaker, who goes by the Twitter handle @UniverseIce, doesn't usually comment on Apple's plans, but is a well-regarded source of Samsung rumors. Samsung has supplied Apple with OLED panels for the iPhone X, iPhone XS, and iPhone XS Max.

    Apple already uses variable refresh rate technology in its iPad Pro models, but they still use LCD panels rather than OLED. Bringing it to a new breed of OLED iPhones would raise the smartphone performance bar even higher.

    Apple markets the iPad Pro-exclusive tech under the moniker "ProMotion," which it says dynamically adjusts the display to the movement of content for fluid scrolling, greater responsiveness, and smoother motion. It does all this on the fly, which means it also conserves battery life.

    Apple's adaptive ProMotion IAPs also reduce Apple Pencil latency, and reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has said that Apple Pencil support is a possibility for a future iPhone.

    Previous rumors have suggested Apple will complete its transition to an all-OLED iPhone lineup in 2020 with new 5.4-inch, 6.1-inch, and 6.7-inch devices.

    But before 2020 comes around, Apple is widely expected to launch a trio of new iPhones this September, including two higher-end 5.8-inch and 6.5-inch OLED models and one lower-end 6.1-inch LCD model.

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  2. Achillias macrumors 6502


    Dec 1, 2011
    Great feature to have. If you ever have used an 90hz or more screen, you would know it does. Scrolling looks much smoother and faster.
  3. dz5b609 macrumors member

    Mar 22, 2019
    Was really hoping this would be a 2019 feature. This year's iPhones are looking more and more lackluster.
  4. squizzler macrumors regular


    Feb 11, 2019
    You Kay
    Redesign + 120hz + 5G sounds too ambitious for apple in such short period of time.
  5. sickoagb macrumors member

    Jan 12, 2019
  6. The Game 161 macrumors P6

    The Game 161

    Dec 15, 2010
    Basically 2020 is suppose to be the big upgrade then
  7. ParaShot macrumors member


    Jul 15, 2016
    Ankara, Turkey
    That'd be amazing but with this I'm pretty sure that they are gonna pull the price level to 1500$-2000$. I would love to have such a screen with a decent price.
  8. orbital~debris macrumors 6502a


    Mar 3, 2004
    England, UK, Europe
    I’ve not heard this expression before. Is it the same as “on the fly”?
  9. dz5b609 macrumors member

    Mar 22, 2019
    Makes sense, iPhone 6 to X was also 3 years. It's probably the new cycle given that we're at the point where meaningful upgrades are becoming more and more difficult.
  10. Pelea macrumors 6502

    Oct 5, 2014
    Fair is fair! If they double the refresh rate they MUST double the price of the phone, otherwise the phone would simply be too cheap for all that it offers!
  11. pjny macrumors 6502a

    Feb 18, 2010
    "on the natch"? can't wait for the writer to incorporate "fo shizzle my dizzle" in their next iphone 2020 article, ya heard.
  12. dz5b609 macrumors member

    Mar 22, 2019
    That's the weird one for me, if Asus is doing it this year then there's no reason why Apple can't do it this year, unless there isn't the capacity yet for large enough yields or maybe it isn't a flexible OLED yet?
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    Oh look someone complaining about Apple pricing, how unique :rolleyes:
  13. EvilEvil macrumors 6502a


    Jan 8, 2007
    New York City
  14. Chung123 macrumors regular


    Dec 5, 2013
    Wow! Films will look like soap operas. :rolleyes: Hopefully that feature can be disabled for film playback?
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    dz5b609 macrumors member

    Mar 22, 2019
    But not on OLED which is literally said in the article.
  16. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    I don’t think ‘meaningful upgrades’ are becoming more difficult, I just don’t think that they’re becoming unnecessary. The iPhone/smart phone market is saturated, and we are to a point where consumers don’t upgrade just because the ‘camera’ is revised or Apple adds another feature, ect. Consumers will upgrade when their device is either paid off or their current device requires it because it’s experiencing problems. We’re living in times where Smart phones don’t need to be upgraded on an annual basis, not when they all really accomplish the same tasks on a year-to- year outlook.
  17. geekonthepc macrumors member


    Nov 5, 2013
    If Apple nudge the starting price above $999/£999, that's the end of me upgrading every 2 years. Going 4 digits is a step too far and I think many will feel the same way as me.

    Apple and resellers are already struggling with those not seeing the value in upgrading, and I fail to see how Apple would benefit from pushing prices even higher.
  18. Khedron macrumors 65816

    Sep 27, 2013
    a.k.a. "Apple is hoping Samsung or LG does their innovation for them"
  19. recoil80 macrumors 68030

    Jul 16, 2014
    I'd really love to have a Pro Motion display on my iPhone, I like OLED but the smooth scrolling of the iPad Pro is better. An OLED with 120Hz would be awesome, finger crossed for it!
  20. ParaShot macrumors member


    Jul 15, 2016
    Ankara, Turkey
    That's my concern also. I cannot afford buying every iPhone even if I wanted so much. Even now 999$ish prices are seems too much for me and for most of the people but 1 thing I cannot trust Apple is price. So everything can happen I suppose.
  21. JBGoode macrumors 6502


    Jun 16, 2018
    This has been a feature on iPad pros since 2017. It's self-adjusting based on what you're using it for at the time. Films will look fine.
  22. Nozuka macrumors 68020

    Jul 3, 2012

    Not that it really matters who had what first... but ASUS just announced a 120Hz OLED phone. Wouldn't be surprised if there are others too.

  23. chucker23n1 macrumors 68020


    Dec 7, 2014
    I'm kind of bummed that the iPad Pro had this years ago, but no MacBook Pro has it. Maybe with the rumored redesign?

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