Wait for Better Displays
According to a noted leaker, the 2020 iPhones might come with faster 120Hz 'ProMotion' displays.
The information comes from Ice Universe who is well-known for leaking accurate information about Android phones ahead of launch.
He claims that Apple is, as of right now, considering a switchable 60Hz/120Hz refresh rate screen on the iPhone in 2020" and that it's currently in discussions with Samsung and LG.
In a tweet from late June, Ice Universe says the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max have the "maximum 120Hz refresh rate."
The faster refresh rate would lead to a smoother experience (more fluid scrolling, better responsiveness, faster motion) on the display.
His report has been backed up by hit-or-miss publication Digitimes and leaker Max Weinbach. Weinbach also says the iPhone 12 Pro models will be able to switch between 60Hz and 120Hz in an effort to the devices battery life.
Right now, iPhones have a maximum refresh rate of 60Hz.
The iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max both come with beautiful OLED displays (they're two of the best screens ever made) while the cheaper, more colorful iPhone 11 comes with an LCD display. This should change in 2020.
According to The Wall Street Journal, Apple is planning to ditch the LCD display in 2020 and use OLED panels across the board.
This isn't the first time we've heard this rumor so it's trending in the right direction. A more recent report from Digitimes backs this up. So does a report from Kuo.
Samsung and LG will reportedly supply Apple with the OLED panels for the iPhone 12. This assertion has been backed up by a massive leak from display analyst Ross Young.
Young has outlined what he expects from the 2020 iPhone lineup on his site Display Supply Chain Consultants (DSCC).
He claims all four iPhone 12 models will utilize flexible OLEDs from Samsung, BOE, and LG Display. He also expects some new features like 10-bit color.
The iPhone 11's LCD display is good enough for many people, but the OLED display is the clear winner between the two.
At one point Young also believed the iPhone 12 would come with an 120Hz display, but he has since backtracked and now says they won't. This is something to keep an eye on as we push closer to the release.
If these changes sound good to you, you might want to hold off and wait.