A new Filip Koroy video aka EverythingApplePro suggests that new video recording modes can be supported by at least some iPhone 12 models: 4K at 120fps and 4K at 240fps. The iPhone 11 Pro limits 4K video recording to 60fps, with 240fps available in 1080p only.
There is some doubt as to whether 240fps could be achieved at 4K resolution, as that would be beyond anything yet seen on a smartphone, with Koroy wondering if Apple could be recording at 120fps instead and then using frame interpolation to upgrade it to 240fps afterwards. This would be consistent with Apple ‘s increasing push into computational photography.
It is also indicated by other Twitter users that native 120fps could be more likely than 240fps.
Support for the hi-res slow-motion formats was found in the iOS 14 beta code, and supported by developer and Twitter leaker Max Weinbach, who also cites an Apple source confirming that Apple is testing these formats internally.
Koroy believes that the highest frame rate will be reserved for the higher end models, which will probably be called iPhone 12 Pro, anyway.
Weinbach has previously reported that the iPad Pro models will get a ProMotion display.
The latest report claims four out of five of Apple ‘s tests passed this show, but it’s still not a done deal. The Cupertino company is reportedly debating whether there is excuse for the additional work needed to make that happen.
Weinbach ‘s source also suggests iPhone marketing this year will be ‘unusually aggressive’ with more emphasis on features than design.