Ross Young, CEO of Display Supply Chain Consultants, predicts that within two years, Apple will bring ProMotion to the basic iPhone models. In 2021, Apple launched ProMotion only to the Pro variants of the iPhone.
Today, Young tweeted an iPhone development timeline that detailed upcoming improvements to the device’s display. Specifically, the roadmap indicates that low-power LTPO display technology will be expanded to the standard iPhones in 2025, which, according to Young, will enable ProMotion on these devices, allowing the display to ramp up to a 120Hz refresh rate for smoother scrolling and video content when necessary.
Using ProMotion, the screen refresh rate can be gradually decreased, saving energy. By reducing the refresh rate to as low as 10Hz on the iPhone 13 Pro and 1Hz on the iPhone 14 Pro, Apple has made it possible to have an always-on display that displays the Lock Screen’s clock, widgets, alerts, and wallpaper even when the phone is locked.
The plan’s time frame is 2021-2027.
The roadmap as a whole suggests that ProMotion will be included in both the so-called “iPhone 17” and “iPhone 17 Plus,” as well as an always-on display. Apple has gradually brought previously Pro-only capabilities, including OLED technology, to regular models, and the Dynamic Island is likely to become available on all four iPhone 15 models by the end of the year.
In a separate report, we go into greater depth on Young’s predictions for when Apple will implement under-screen Face ID and cameras in future iPhones. The analyst has accurately revealed various display-related data regarding forthcoming Apple products over the previous few years, including the inclusion of ProMotion in the iPhone 13 Pro and MacBook Pro, and a larger 8.3-inch display in the sixth-generation iPad mini.