The rumor mill was amazingly accurate in predicting the details about the iPhone 12 series. Though the leakers were correct on most details, they did miss a few. Continue reading to browse four product features that were expected but did not make into the iPhone 12 for one reason or another.
Under Display Touch ID
Touch ID under the display has been rumored for several years, even before the iPhone X launch. Hopes were high that the technology would debut in the iPhone 12, but it never came to fruition. According to a prolific Apple leaker @L0vetodream, Apple is continuing to work on this technology.
In July of this year, two patent applications detailed ways of dealing with fingerprint reading through a display matrix. These hint Apple is refining this technology. The latest prediction by TF Securities and well-known Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says that Apple may be looking at the iPhone 13 now for this screen-wide Touch ID tech.
120Hz ProMotion Display
Until the end, Apple was rumored to be planning on including 120Hz ProMotion OLED displays on its iPhone 12 Pro series. This super-fast refresh rate would be a boon for gamers who could take advantage of the smooth scrolling and stutter-free gameplay. Sadly, these displays were scrapped at the last minute because Apple ran out of time to address issues they were having with the displays. Though we got an OLED panel in each iPhone 12 model, the 120Hz was a dream deferred until the iPhone 13. Instead of a 120Hz display, the iPhone 12 shipped with a 60Hz screen, which matches the refresh rate of the iPhone 11.
The rumor mill predicted apple would add a new navy blue color option to the iPhone 12 Pro series. Unlike other rumors that never panned out, this one was partially correct. Instead of navy blue, the new iPhone 12 Pro is available in Pacific Blue. This color shade leans more towards aquamarine than navy.
128GB Base Storage
The rumor mill was divided on this one, but several leaks suggested all iPhone 12 models would ship with a minimum storage of 128GB. Other rumors claimed it was only the iPhone 12 Pro models that would boost available storage. Unfortunately, the latter group turned out to be the ones with the real information. Not surprisingly, the iPhone 12 and the iPhone 12 mini start at 64GB of storage, just like the iPhone 11. Only the Pro models have 128GB for the base option.