Another Apple patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office describes an iPhone display that, with high refresh mode enabled, might be equipped for updating content at two times, three times, or even four times the native refresh rate, as reported by Patently Apple. For instance, an iPhone with a 60Hz display would have the option to expand its variable refresh rate to 120Hz, 180Hz, or 240Hz automatically.
For those new, refresh rate alludes to how frequently a display refreshes each second (The higher the refresh rate, the smoother the content on the display will be.) All current iPhones have a refresh rate of 60Hz, however, since 2017, all iPad Pro models have included ProMotion technology, enabling a variable refresh rate up to 120Hz.
Rumors about 120Hz to the iPhone 12 end up being false, however, there is renewed certainly that ProMotion will show up on the iPhone 13. During the rumor cycle a year ago, some asserted that the iPhone 12 would automatically switch in the range of 60Hz and 120Hz relying upon what the user was doing on their gadget with an end goal to save battery life. While the capacity for a gadget to switch in the range of 60Hz and 120hz isn’t new, the patent depicting the capacity for an iPhone to push the refresh rate to as high as 180Hz or 240Hz seems to be.
The absence of a 120Hz refresh rate on the iPhone so far could be connected to the fact that Apple tends to proceeds cautiously when adding features, for example, ProMotion that could be adverse to battery life or systemwide performance. Rumors suggest that Apple will defeat this power consumption problem by receiving low-power LTPO display technology for iPhone 13 models considering 120Hz without a critical effect on battery life.
A higher refresh rate could be helpful for a few use cases, for example, gaming and augmented reality. If a user is simply watching a film or messaging a friend, the display could switch back to its 60Hz native refresh rate as a way to save battery life.
This week, new rumors claimed that along with a 120Hz refresh rate, the iPhone 13 lineup will likewise have an always-on display. Always-on display permits users to see certain data, for example, date, time, or battery life, consistently. All high-end iPhones since the iPhone X have featured OLED displays, which means every pixel is exclusively controlled, permitting the gadget to just light up the pixels needed to show users limited data, saving battery life.