We had hoped that these three iPhone in 2017 could be equipped with ProMotion technology, but the reality was disappointing, because there was no similar description in the information and specifications given by apple. But the latest news from developers has brought hope back to some people.
The so-called ProMotion, is a new technology in the 10.5 inches screen apple iPad on Pro. It can make the screen refresh rate of 120Hz, instead of 60Hz. Specific to the actual operation experience, we will find that the system interface animation, transition, drag, these dynamic more smooth and smooth, visual experience will be more comfortable.
So we hope that iPhone can also be equipped with such technology, but the fact is not. Why? Apple should be the first consideration for power saving. Even on the iPad Pro, Apple has to add refresh rate adaptive technology, reduce the refresh rate when the user does not operate. IPhone pays more attention to endurance than iPad.
More importantly, the ProMotion is designed to make the Apple Pencil stroke as fast as possible, thus enhancing its grip as a pen. The professional oriented iPad Pro * * * experience. IPhone doesn't have a stylus, and apple naturally doesn't join ProMotion, just for the unimportant experience.
However, on Apple Developer page, we see the so-called touch sampling rate of iPhone X, this data, impressively written 120Hz, as well as iPad Pro, larger than other iPhone 60Hz. So what does that mean?
The first is to be clear that iPhone X not ProMotion. At least in the actual experience, no one has found iPhone X interface with more smooth than other iPhone.
We note that this data is called touch sampling rate, that is, "touch". It is understood that when the specification reaches 120Hz, the screen will be more responsive to the user touch operation, at least two times as much as other 60Hz phones. So even if not ProMotion, the effect is still there.
As for why Apple should deliberately strengthen the iPhone X touch feedback, the reason is also very simple. After the iPhone X cancels the Home key, apple replaces more gestures in order to replace it. User dependent gestures, it means that this kind of interaction will feel better. The most direct embodiment of the touch feeling, is the feedback speed.
Apple executives said in an interview recently that in order to make gestures more pleasing, the design team did its best to reduce touch delay time, even to the millisecond level. There is no doubt that if the touch sampling rate can effectively reduce the delay, then this is probably one of Apple's efforts to improve hand gestures.
Maybe this improvement isn't as important as we think it is, and it's not as surprising as ProMotion. But think about it, but we often need to use gestures to go back to the main screen. When we open multitasking interfaces, are these operations more neat or not? If it takes more time, even if it's only milliseconds, it makes people feel like the original Home button is working.
But who can say that a small upgrade now, lay the foundation for future changes in not? Recently, it is often said that Apple intends to introduce stylus concept on iPhone, and maybe one day ProMotion will really come from it.