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Lower-end iPhone 14 models rumored to gain pro features…including 120Hz ProMotion

Jan 14, 2022

Lower-end iPhone 14 models rumored to gain pro features…including 120Hz ProMotion

The rumor: There might be less of an incentive to buy an iPhone 14 Pro later this year, according to Jeff Pu (53.3% accurate).


Here’s the research note, via MacRumors

  • 120Hz ProMotion may be available across the board on all iPhone 14 models
  • All 2022 iPhones are also said to feature 6GB RAM (iPhone 13 mini and iPhone 13 only have 4GB)
  • Storage capacities may start at 64GB on iPhone 14 and 256GB on iPhone 14 Pro

Our take: I find this report sus for two reasons. First, if there was ever to be a feature limited to the pro iPhones, ProMotion would be it. The reason being that most folks don’t really notice the difference between 60 and 120Hz. So why would Apple put that on the default phones that most people will buy so quickly? Second, I don’t buy that the iPhone 14 will start at only 64GB of storage…considering that the current iPhone 13 starts at 128GB. It would be an odd look to downgrade storage year-over-year. I say all of this to say that Pu is roughly half right and half wrong overall.