Kuo: Apple’s iPhone 13 Lineup Will Include Smaller Notches And 120Hz Displays

Apple’s 2021 iPhones, dubbed iPhone 13 until we’re told otherwise, will feature new 120Hz screens and a smaller notch. Although those new screens will only be available to those buying the iPhone 13 Pro models.

That’s according to a new research note shared by Ming-Chi Kuo and seen by MacRumors.

Notably, Kuo says that the 120Hz screens will be limited to the higher-end devices after they were also initially planned to be part of the iPhone 12 lineup last year.

The new report matches previous ones from other leakers over the years, including Jon Prosser.

Several other sources have previously claimed that some iPhone 13 models will support a 120Hz refresh rate, including display industry analyst Ross Young, leakers Jon Prosser and Max Weinbach, and others. 2017 and newer iPad Pro models have a “ProMotion” display with a variable refresh rate up to 120Hz.

Beyond the screen, Kuo says that the new devices will continue to use the Lightning connector while taking advantage of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon X60 5G modem.

Around the rear of the device, Kuo says that only the iPhone 13 Pro models will receive a LiDAR scanner, just like last year’s iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max. The sensor-shift image stabilization feature found in the iPhone 12 Pro Max however, will be available to the entire iPhone 13 lineup, he added.

Apple is expected to launch the iPhone 13 lineup in or around September of this year. The actual release window will likely depend on whether the ongoing coronavirus pandemic continues to impact Apple’s supply chain to the same extent that saw the iPhone 12 lineup delayed last year.

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