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120 Hz refresh rate, adaptive refresh and LiDAR camera options showcased in Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max leaks

The iPhone 12 Pro Max will support 120 Hz, according to Jon Prosser and Everything ApplePro. (Image source: EverythingApplePro)
The iPhone 12 Pro Max will support 120 Hz, according to Jon Prosser and Everything ApplePro. (Image source: EverythingApplePro)
The iPhone 12 Pro Max will have a 120 Hz screen and a LiDAR camera, according to new leaks by Jon Prosser and Everything ApplePro. There is even a video showcasing the two features, cementing the validity of the leak somewhat. The iPhone 12 Pro Max will be the first iPhone to support either technology.

As the release of the iPhone 12 series draws closer, Jon Prosser and EverythingApplePro have given us a first look at some of the features of the premier device in the series, the iPhone 12 Pro Max. According to photos provided by both YouTubers, the iPhone 12 Pro Max will have a 120 Hz-capable and a 6.67-inch screen. Additionally, the device can be set to an adaptive refresh rate. However, from the text below the option, the iPhone 12 Pro Max will only switch between 60 Hz and 120 Hz, much like the Pixel 4 series does. By contrast, the VRR display in the Note 20 Ultra can vary from 1 Hz up to 120 Hz.

The two YouTubers have also revealed that the iPhone 12 Pro Max will have a LiDAR camera, which Apple introduced with the latest generation of iPad Pros. It is worth keeping in mind that these photos are of PVT models, which are not the finished product. Nonetheless, we would expect Apple to bring over these three features to the retail version of the iPhone 12 Pro Max. Jon Prosser has also published a video showcasing the features, which you can view below. The video of the iPhone 12 Pro Max begins at 5:07 minutes and lasts for around 2 minutes.

However, Prosser claims that the notch presented in the photos and video is the final design for the iPhone 12 series. The notch may look smaller than on the iPhone 11 series, but that is only because the iPhone 12 Pro Max has a larger display. While this element remains unchanged from current iPhones, Prosser notes that the display bezels are noticeably thinner.

It remains unknown whether other devices in the iPhone 12 series will also have high-refresh-rate displays. We suspect that the iPhone 12 Pro may do given that it shares a Pro moniker with the iPhone 12 Pro Max, but that may not necessarily be the case. Even then, the display technology that Apple is using does not appear to be as advanced as the VRR displays that Samsung chose for the Note 20 Ultra.

(Image source: Jon Prosser)
(Image source: Jon Prosser)
(Image source: EverythingApplePro)

However, Prosser claims that the notch presented in the photos and video is the final design for the iPhone 12 series. The notch may look smaller than on the iPhone 11 series, but that is only because the iPhone 12 Pro Max has a larger display. While this element remains unchanged from current iPhones, Prosser notes that the display bezels are noticeably thinner.

It remains unknown whether other devices in the iPhone 12 series will also have high-refresh-rate displays. We suspect that the iPhone 12 Pro may do given that it shares a Pro moniker with the iPhone 12 Pro Max, but that may not necessarily be the case. Even then, the display technology that Apple is using does not appear to be as advanced as the VRR displays that Samsung chose for the Note 20 Ultra.

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@komiya_kj, @jon_prosser & @EveryApplePro (1) (2)

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Alex Alderson, 2020-08-26 (Update: 2020-08-26)
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Prior to writing and translating for Notebookcheck, I worked for various companies including Apple and Neowin. I have a BA in International History and Politics from the University of Leeds, which I have since converted to a Law Degree. Happy to chat on Twitter or Notebookchat.