Kuo’s Report Claims iPhone 12 To Feature 5G but no 120Hz display This Year: Worse Battery Numbers than Current Year Lineup

Apple’s event is just tomorrow and we already know a lot of what to expect. One thing is for sure though, Apple would not be planning to showcase any iPhones. Due to the recent production hiccup, the company is awfully behind schedule. We would see the upcoming models a tiny bit late which is fine as long as Apple delivers what the people want. This didn’t stop the rumor train though, not one bit. According to a recent tweet from 9to5Mac, the company quotes a report from Kuo which engulfs some interesting news about the upcoming iPhones.

While the report does cover bits on the iPad Air, the Apple Watch 6th gen, it is the iPhone bit that intrigues us. Let us get the former out of the way then. The report comments on how the iPad Air would have a power button embedded with touchID. It continues to comment on how Apple may shift to TouchID for its iPads by 2021. Secondly, the Apple Watch would feature a similar design to the current generation. One of the major changes would be the inclusion of a pulse-oximeter. This would be quite a relevant inclusion with COVID-19 rampaging.

Now for the iPhones. The report covers how iPhones would come out to be 5G supported with the sub-6Ghz wavelength and the ones with this and mmWavelength. The reporter believes the former would come out first and the latter would be later in production. As for the 120Hz display. Apple would still be accounting for the 5G support and thus would not include a 120Hz panel as it would result in bad battery numbers. Additionally, sadly enough, the iPhone 12 would feature a worse battery than the current iPhone 11. This is possible because of 5G support. The report claims that Apple may push 120Hz support to the 2021 iPhones.

Sarmad Burki


Sarmad Burki is a Mathematician and a Economist with a passion for all things gaming and tech. His academics and professional experience combined with tech and gaming adds to his skills giving him a unique ability to observe the tech and gaming industry from various prespectives.