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iOS 14 code points to support for 4K 120 and 4k 240 fps video in the iPhone 12 Pro and Pro Max

The upcoming iPhone 12 may support 4K 240 Hz for slow-mo videos. (Image Source: EverythingApplePro)
The upcoming iPhone 12 may support 4K 240 Hz for slow-mo videos. (Image Source: EverythingApplePro)
Apple's upcoming iPhone 12 could feature 4K 120 fps and 4K 240 fps video recording, according to code unearthed in recent iOS 14 beta builds. This feature is likely to be restricted to the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max models. There's also a possibility that the iPhone would record natively at 4K 120 fps and then interlace the video to 240 fps.

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Apple is apparently testing new 4K high fps video formats as evident from recent insights into the iOS 14 beta code. The next iPhone could, in fact, feature 4K 120 fps and 4K 240 fps slow-motion recording modes. If true, this is a pretty impressive development as current iPhones are restricted to 4K 60 fps or 1080p 240 fps video recording.

This information comes via Filip Koroy of the YouTube channel EverythingApplePro and has also been confirmed by known leakers Max Weinbach and Pine. According to this information, Apple is internally testing both 4K 120 fps and 4K 240 fps slow-motion video recording formats. While the ability to record 4K at such high framerates is indeed an achievement, Koroy believes that the iPhone could, in fact, record natively at 120 fps and then interlace it to 240 fps.

Nevertheless, the high frame rates are expected to be reserved for the top-end models such as the purported iPhone 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max variants, which are expected to be available with 6.1-inch and 6.7-inch screens, respectively. The implementation will be similar to the ProMotion display in the iPad Pro with the phone being able to dynamically switch between 60 Hz and 120 Hz to conserve battery.

Apple is still reportedly fine-tuning and testing the upcoming iPhone's display to meet its quality parameters. The iPhone 12 is also expected to bring in massive improvements to the cameras. While the new cameras do play a part in allowing for such high-res high framerate captures, this also gives us an indication of the processing prowess of Apple's upcoming A14 SoC. 

Koroy also cites Weinbach, who feels Apple would be marketing this year's iPhones in an "unusually aggressive" manner boasting not just about the design but also emphasizing a lot about the features.

Check out Koroy's full video below for more iPhone 12-related information.

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Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, 2020-06-29 (Update: 2020-06-29)
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam
I am a cell and molecular biologist and computers have been an integral part of my life ever since I laid my hands on my first PC which was based on an Intel Celeron 266 MHz processor, 16 MB RAM and a modest 2 GB hard disk. Since then, I’ve seen my passion for technology evolve with the times. From traditional floppy based storage and running DOS commands for every other task, to the connected cloud and shared social experiences we take for granted today, I consider myself fortunate to have witnessed a sea change in the technology landscape. I honestly feel that the best is yet to come, when things like AI and cloud computing mature further. When I am not out finding the next big cure for cancer, I read and write about a lot of technology related stuff or go about ripping and re-assembling PCs and laptops.