Rumors and leaks on the iPhone 12 don’t seem to want to end. On the other hand, we are at the end of August 2020 and it is therefore normal that the attention of fans of the smartphone world is directed towards the Cupertino company. Today, there are some new rumors that could make someone turn up their noses.
In particular, according to what was reported by the Industry insider Ross Young on Twitter, the Cupertino company would not have an insignificant problem at the decision-making level. In fact, apparently, Tim Cook’s company would already have access to screens for iPhone 12 with an increased refresh rate to 120 Hz, but it would not be able to launch them on the market anytime soon.
“Hearing that Apple can get 120Hz Pro panels, but not 120Hz driver ICs. So they will either have to come up with a fix which will be difficult, wait for 120Hz driver ICs and delay the launch possibly significantly or launch with 60Hz. We are hearing they will launch with 60Hz,” the insider said.
Hearing that Apple can get 120Hz Pro panels, but not 120Hz driver ICs. So they will either have to come up with a fix which will be difficult, wait for 120Hz driver ICs and delay the launch possibly significantly or launch with 60Hz. We are hearing they will launch with 60Hz.
— Ross Young (@DSCCRoss) August 24, 2020
According to the leakers, Apple would have discussed this problem internally, analyzing the situation, and trying to understand possible solutions. There seem to be two ways: launch the first possible iPhone 12 with screens with a “standard” refresh rate at 60 Hz or wait a while and resolve the driver IC issue. According to the latest rumors, Tim Cook and associates have decided to opt for a launch with a 60 Hz display.
In short, iPhone fans may have to wait a little longer before using 120 Hz. An aspect that may not please everyone, given that the increased refresh rate is now consolidating in the Android field.
Did Apple really make this choice? We’ll see: the presentation now seems to be getting closer and closer. There are rumors of an event set for September/October.