iPhone 12 Pro Max: options for a 120 Hz screen and LiDAR – iGeneration

Even if we are starting to know quite well the range of iPhone 12 that Apple will present at one time or another this fall, there are still a lot of unknowns, especially for high-end models. Very early in the rumor cycle, the possibility of a 120 Hz display rate appeared, like the iPad Pro which incorporates ProMotion technology. In recent weeks, however, many have questioned Apple's ability to integrate this technology.

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Max Winebach, patent leaker and Filip Koroy, host of the YouTube channel EverythingApplePro, have sharing two shots of what is billed as the iPhone 12 Pro Max, in other words the very large 6.7-inch model. There is an option to activate the high frame rate and another to activate the dynamic display of the frame rate.

When the latter option is enabled, the screen refresh varies from 60 to 120 Hz depending on what is displayed on the screen, which is how ProMotion works. There is also a setting on the iPad Pro to turn off the frame rate (in Accessibility > Animation) to relieve those who suffer from seasickness.

These settings clearly appear on an iPhone PVT (production validation testing). According to the description of the option, not all PVT smartphones have this option: " Please check if your PVT model supports high refresh rate. Attempting to enable the option on unsupported hardware may cause unexpected behavior ". On this particular model, the date of manufacture of which is unknown, Apple was still testing this function. Will it finally be integrated into the iPhone that will be sold this fall? Will the iPhone 12 Pro Max be the only one to benefit from it?

Moreover, these images teach us two more things. On the one hand, the notch is as sturdy as on an iPhone 11 Pro Max 😥; on the other hand, the 6.7-inch screen is large enough to fit an “AM” (and therefore a “PM”) next to the time 🤗. Hopefully this supermarket will offer additional benefits than just this information!

In another tweet, EverythingApplePro indicated that the Super Retina XDR screen of the iPhone 12 Pro Max would have a definition of 2,788 x 1,284 for a resolution of 458 pixels per inch. By comparison, the iPhone 11 Pro Max's 6.5-inch screen displays 2,688 x 1,242 for the same resolution. The smartphone could be recharged quickly both wired and wireless (beyond the 7.5 watts maximum of current iPhones?). And… the 20W AC adapter would be sold separately!

Jon Prosser, whose "revelations" are taken with the greatest caution in our columns, also published two screenshots of what would be an iPhone 12 Pro Max PVT. It includes the options found by Max Winebach, as well as another options panel containing settings for activating video recording modes in slow-mo : 4K @ 120 FPS and 4K @ 240 FPS.

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Reference is also made to photo functions assisted by LiDAR (auto-focus, subject detection for Video and Night modes), a component that currently only exists on the iPad Pro. The depth sensor could be used to improve certain shots.

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