Apple applies for a patent for iPhone display adaptive refresh rate up to 240Hz
According to reports, the latest patent announcement published by the United States Patent and Trademark Office shows that Apple has just obtained a patent that allows the display to automatically switch the screen refresh rate according to the displayed content.
The patent details the role of the Apple iPhone display function. If the iPhone equipped with a high refresh rate display is playing games or watching high frame rate videos, it can automatically switch from the basic 60Hz refresh rate to 120Hz, 180Hz, or even 240Hz, thus greatly enhancing the user experience.
Previously, Apple’s iPad Pro has been equipped with adaptive refresh rate technology, but it can only switch from 60Hz to 120Hz, so this is not as eye-catching as the rare 240Hz and 180Hz refresh rates.
With this patent, Apple will most likely equip products such as the iPhone 13 series or the new iPad Pro with a display with a refresh rate of up to 240Hz. However, current applications and games do not seem to be able to use such a high refresh rate. Perhaps Apple may lead to an increase in the standard configuration of mobile gaming.
Although the high refresh rate can bring very silky and smooth animation effects, it does face higher power consumption, especially the small and poor battery capacity of today’s mobile devices. Therefore, if Apple can really equip the iPhone 13 series mobile phones with Electric LTPO OLED panel display, then we may see iPhone equipped with a higher refresh rate.