Enounce to social media, popular industry insider Ice Universe has revealed Apple is working to equip its 2020 iPhones with the most radical display in the firm’s history. It will combine the 120Hz ProMotion technology seen in the LCDs of iPad Pros with the OLED panels of premium iPhones to create the most significant real-world iPhone user experience upgrade in generations.
How do we know this? Firstly, from the perspective of the leak, the source is interesting. Ice Universe is typically a Samsung specialist with deep supply chain links but who does Apple primarily source its displays from? Yes, Samsung. Secondly, from a technological perspective, we already know. Videos comparing the iPad Professional’s ProMotion display to iPhones make them look prehistoric, and that’s on LCD. The difference in touch response and fluidity is evening and day, and it’s better for your eyes as well.
In short: this transformation is going to make the user experience of any previous iPhone feel antiquated by comparison. And that’s before you throw within the 2020 iPhones’ new design, 3D camera technology, and integrated 5G, which is missing from the iPhone 11.
Are there downsides to fast refresh rates? Only one, high refresh rates draw more power and therefore require larger batteries (this hit the OnePlus 7 Professional which was heavily praised for its 90Hz panel). So it’s a good thing Apple already has this covered. Moreover, Ice states Apple’s technology will be switchable, automatically moving between 120Hz and 60Hz, where the former would be redundant.