22 September 2020
UPDATE (September 14th, 2020):
Jon Prosser has shared a new leak claiming that iPhone 12 series will not offer 120Hz refresh rate support. It has been one of the commonly rumored features for the next-gen iPhones but looks like the wait has stretched further. However, the good news is that iPhone 12 series has undergone mass production starting last week.
Mass production started this week btw— Jon Prosser (@jon_prosser) September 11, 2020
Original (August 26th, 2020)
It is time for the biggest iPhone 12 leak to date and this comes from none other than Jon Prosser, a reliable tipster. He started off by tweeting a few screenshots of the iPhone 12 Pro Max settings screen and soon followed it up with a short video on his YouTube channel Front Page Tech. The video goes into details of those settings as well as shows a hands-on experience of the device.
The leak comprises of a 6.7-inch iPhone 12 Pro Max PVT (Production Validation and Testing) unit. It means it is the same unit that will most likely be shipped to retailers around the world. The leak shows display and camera settings interface confirming some of the previously rumored and argued features. There is a dedicated toggle for switching the refresh rate to 120Hz as well as an option to enable the adaptive refresh rate. The latter will allow the device to adjust between 60Hz and 120Hz automatically depending on the content. Prosser notes that only half of all the PVT units have this toggle which means Apple is still not sure whether to offer 120Hz.
Camera and display settings for current PVT model of 6.7” iPhone 12 Pro Max— Jon Prosser (@jon_prosser) August 25, 2020
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As for camera settings, there is an option to enable LiDAR assisted autofocus on iPhone 12 Pro Max. This is said to enhance subject detection for night mode and videos. The unit further has support for 4K videos at 120fps, 4K slow-motion videos at 240fps, enhanced Night Mode, advanced noise reduction, bit depth video, and zoom capabilities.
The YouTube video goes on to show these same settings in action and also offers a quick look at the iPhone 12 Pro Max front panel. The notch on the unit looks smaller and thinner but Prosser says that is an illusion because of the device being larger and bezels being almost negligible. He further confirms that the unit indeed has a flat design similar to the iPhone 4.