iPhone 12 has reportedly entered mass production - and we have bad news
Last month, it was reported that Apple is struggling to find the driver ICs which are crucial for a high refresh rate display. An iPhone 12 Pro Max prototype unit with a 120Hz screen was also spotted. The company was reportedly trying to make the display work with 60-96Hz driver ICs but it looks like the idea has been abandoned.
Prosser says that the iPhone 12 has entered mass production and he sees no sign of a 120Hz model.
Mass production started this week btw— Jon Prosser (@jon_prosser) September 11, 2020
The launch will apparently be staggered, and the iPhone 12 Max and iPhone 12 Pro will likely go on sale before the standard model and the iPhone 12 Pro Max.
iPhone 12's successor is expected to feature Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra's dynamic 120Hz LTPO screen
According to a survey conducted by an online retailer, 5G connectivity and a compact design are the rumored features current iPhone owners are looking forward to the most. Less than a third of existing owners would base their purchase on a 120Hz screen, per the survey.
Of course, a survey does not accurately represent the sentiments of all prospective buyers and a 60Hz screen could very well be a deal-breaker for some. That said, Apple, its supply chain partners, and most analysts are reportedly forecasting high demand for the new models.
This story is part of:iPhone 12 leaks (70 updates)
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