iPhone 12 Pro could support 4K video at up to 240 FPS

Shawn Knight

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One more thing: In related news, we are also told to expect 120Hz refresh rate support on the higher-end models. A small hiccup with the 6.1-inch model could bring the feature into question on that particular variant but it should be a lock for the largest Pro model, we’re told.

Apple’s upcoming iPhone 12 could ship with significantly improved video recording capabilities if newly uncovered data in a developer build of iOS 14 is to be believed.

EverythingApplePro and Max Weinbach dug into the camera app in iOS 14 and found references to 4K 120 FPS and 4K 240 FPS support for the higher-end iPhone 12 Pro models. For comparison, the current-generation iPhone 11 Pro is capable of a maximum 4K at 60 FPS.

Apple’s upcoming A14 Bionic SoC is expected to be a key component in enabling this new camera recording functionality. It’s also possible that the Cupertino-based tech firm will implement other technology like interlacing to make it happen. For now, we’ll just have to wait and see how it plays out.

Weinbach reached out to his source at Apple who confirmed that the company is indeed testing these new video recording modes on higher-end iPhones.

As you’ve also likely read by this point, the new iPhones may ship without EarPods and a power adapter. Eliminating these items would allow Apple to significantly reduce the overall packaging footprint of the new iPhones but public opinion seems split on this.

On one hand, most people already have a power brick and headphones of some sort so if the cost savings were passed along to the consumer, the blow might be easier to absorb. Conversely, not including EarPods – and especially a charging brick – feels like an attempt to upsell consumers on more expensive wireless AirPods and perhaps a new, faster charger (or wireless alternative). What are your thoughts on this matter?

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yRaz

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Stuff like this is why people think battery tech never improves. Any efficiency from die shrinks or improvements to battery life is taken up by unnecessary upgrades. I can only imagine how much power it takes to drive a display like this in a phone.

That said, I'm sure it looks f***ing amazing. The only good thing I will say about apple is that they do use fantastic displays in all their products.
 

Homerlovesbeer

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As somebody who's never purchased an iPhone, having to buy a charger and headphones separately simply to use my purchase is a real turn off.

They should be a no cost option for those who do not have any.
 
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treetops

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How about a removable battery. Head phone jack. Charger. Mic on off sliding button on the side. I put tape on my phone camera..... Only to have YT mock me with a new video suggestion about tape.. Immediately afterwards.
 

PEnnn

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As somebody who's never purchased an iPhone, having to buy a charger and headphones separately simply to use my purchase is a real turn off.

They should be a no cost option for those who do not have any.
I remember reading recently people were complaining they already had those and it would be a waste. Maybe that'll reduce the price accordingly, I hope.