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New iPhone 12 leak is the most exciting one yet

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Recent renders of the upcoming iPhone 12 (Image credit: svetapple.sk)

As is always the case in the weeks before a new iPhone reveal, rumours are flying in from all angles about the iPhone 12. One of the most on-again/off-again rumours involves a massive upgrade to the phone's display – and one renowned Apple leaker thinks we could be in for good news.

Along with huge battery and camera upgrades (we've no doubt the iPhone 12 will join our best camera phones list), rumours that the iPhone 12 will get a 120hz ProMotion display have abounded for months – along with just as many rumours that it won't. But Apple leaker Jon Prosser (below) has told fans not to give up on the idea just yet. 

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A 120hz display rate would allow for super-smooth scrolling and animations. The only Apple device to feature this screen tech is the 2020 iPad Pro – making it a brilliant device for animators and video editors looking for precision in motion. This might seem a luxury for a smartphone, but the iPhone 12 is already looking like a truly portable powerhouse for creatives, with immense battery and processor performance. With the addition of a ProMotion display, the iPhone 12 could well become a tiny yet formidable tool for digital artists on the go.

iPhone 12 renders

Recent renders of the upcoming iPhone 12 (Image credit: svetapple.sk)

In subsequent tweets, Prosser tells followers his sources have seen the tech in action on iPhone 12 models, though he's "not sure it will make launch" – suggesting the feature could be enabled with a future iOS update.

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Prosser's tweet isn't the only evidence that ProMotion might be back on the cards for the iPhone 12. As iAppleTimes (opens in new tab) reports (above), users have spotted an option to limit frame rate to 60hz in the latest iOS 14 beta. All current iPhone are only capable of 60hz, suggesting that future iPhone could well be capable of a much smoother frame rate.

While Apple has admitted that the iPhone 12 will arrive a few weeks later than planned, we hopefully don't have long to wait to find out exactly what's in store. In the meantime, don't forget to check out the Apple Back to School Sale for a rare deal direct from the company itself.  

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Daniel Piper
Senior News Editor

Daniel Piper is Creative Bloq’s Senior News Editor. As the brand’s Apple authority, he covers all things Mac, iPhone, iPad and the rest. He also reports on the worlds of design, branding and tech. Daniel joined Future in 2020 (an eventful year, to say the least) after working in copywriting and digital marketing with brands including ITV, NBC, Channel 4 and more. Outside of Future, Daniel is a global poetry slam champion and has performed at festivals including Latitude, Bestival and more. He is the author of Arbitrary and Unnecessary: The Selected Works of Daniel Piper (Selected by Daniel Piper).