One of the features that Apple has yet to add to its flagship iPhones is a faster display refresh rate. There have been rumors swirling around for quite some time the company is close to doing it. And maybe this year will be the year. But it won’t be until 2022 that the entirety of the new lineup boasts the feature.
At least, that’s according to a report from The Elec (via MacRumors) this week. The publication states that partners within Apple’s supply chain are starting to make moves to support the faster display refresh rate. Not just to bring the feature to two iPhones, but the whole lineup.
Right now, LG Display only manufactures LTPS displays for the “low-end” iPhone models in Apple’s current lineup. Samsung handles the displays for the high-end models. But this new report says the Life’s Good crew is transitioning its production lines to offer up support for LTPO displays.
If that turns out to be the case, this means that Apple will be able to bring not only OLED displays to all iPhone models beginning in 2022, but they all feature the faster 120Hz refresh rate.
Apple may not have brought the faster refresh rate to the iPhone lineup quite yet, but the company has introduced the feature in the iPad Pro family. There it’s known as the ProMotion display, and it stands to reason that Apple will probably use the same marketing scheme for the iPhone family, too.
It’s worth noting here that Apple is going to make another change in 2022, which will actually facilitate the transition to ProMotion for all iPhone 14 models, too. As has been previously reported, Apple is apparently going to drop the “mini” iPhone in 2022, instead opting to go with two 6.1-inch iPhones and two 6.7-inch iPhones. Two will be non-Pro models, while the other two will be the Pro models.
Another rumor previously suggested the 2022 iPhone lineup will drop the notch, and will instead adopt a punch-hole design.