Rumors of the next iPhone have already started to roll in, although the iPhone 12 was only launched a few months ago. From a smaller tier to the return of TouchID, we’ve heard everything in the past few weeks. Now it is pointed out that the upcoming iPhone 13 could offer a variable refresh rate of up to 240 Hz. This is surprising given that Apple’s ProMotion technology available on the iPad Pro is limited to 120 Hz.
The latest development comes from a patent published by the US Patent and Trademark Office (via Patently Apple). It describes an iPhone display that may have a high update mode enabled. It may be able to update content two, three, or even four times as fast as the native update rate.
60 Hz, 120 Hz, 180 Hz, 240 Hz
The refresh rate on the next Apple devices should be between 60 Hz and 240 Hz, with options for 120 Hz and 180 Hz also available. Xiaomi and Samsung in particular are currently the only companies that offer a variable refresh rate on their smartphones. It ranges from 24 Hz to 120 Hz.
It should be noted that a patent does not necessarily mean that the feature will certainly be available in the next line of devices. However, it does suggest what the company plans to do next. And so far, rumors only hint at the presence of a refresh rate of 120 Hz on the next line of iPhone. In addition, this patent is not limited to the iPhones but can be extended to other Apple devices including the iPad Pro series. Hence, we could get an Apple iPad Pro with a variable refresh rate of 240 Hz.
Earlier rumors suggest that Apple is working to bring the OLED displays on the top 2 models in its next line of iPhones to a refresh rate of 120 Hz. According to past reports, you can expect:
- iPhone 13 mini 5.4-inch LTPS display, 60Hz refresh rate.
- iPhone 13 6.1-inch LTPS display, 60 Hz refresh rate.
- iPhone 13 Pro 6.1-inch LTPO display, refresh rate 120 Hz.
- iPhone 13 Pro Max – 6.7-inch LTPO display, refresh rate 120 Hz.
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