Last year, Apple launched its first smartphones with ProMotion screen with adaptive refresh rates up to 120 Hz – iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max are equipped with such displays. Will these great screens also make their way to the two cheaper iPhone 14 models this year? There are conflicting reports.
iPhone 14 – 120 Hz screen?
A few days ago, Jeff Pu of Haitong International Securities reported that all of this year’s iPhone 14 models, including the two cheaper versions – the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 “Max” (which will replace the “mini” model) will have screens with refresh rates up to 120 Hz, which Apple is marketing as “ProMotion” displays.
The iPad Pro, iPhone 13 Pro, iPhone 13 Pro Max, and the latest 14″ and 16″ MacBook Pro are currently equipped with them.
The new Super Retina XDR display with ProMotion technology uses a range of refresh rates from 10 to 120 times per second. It accelerates intelligently when you need jaw-dropping graphics. And when great is enough, it automatically slows down to save battery life. It even adjusts to the speed at which you scroll.
A 120Hz screen on cheaper iPhone 14 models would be great news for people who can’t afford the Pro model.
Unfortunately, a second report has emerged, from display market expert Ross Young, who claims that this year the 120 Hz screen will still only be on the more expensive versions of smartphones from Cupertino, namely the iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max.
According to him, ProMotion technology will hit the cheaper versions of the iPhone at the earliest next year.
The release of the iPhone 14 is expected in September.