MacBook Pro 2021: Safari will soon be compatible with the 120 Hz ProMotion display
The 2021 MacBook Pros are equipped with a ProMotion display capable of displaying content at 120 Hz. Unfortunately, the Safari browser is restricted to 60 Hz, which deprives users of one of the flagship features of computers. As a beta update shows, that is about to change.
This fall, Apple announced a new generation of MacBook Pro. This range marks the arrival of many new features eagerly awaited by fans of the brand, such as M1 Pro or M1 Max processors, the return of MagSafe technology, recharging the magnetic integrated in old MacBooks, or the 120 Hz screen. Promotion.
Thanks to the adaptive technology already built into the iPhone 13 Pro and iPad Pro, the MacBook display is capable ofadapt the refresh rate depending on the content displayed by the user. If you look at a photograph, the rate will drop to around 10 Hz. As soon as you start scrolling through content (on a social network for example), the frequency rises to 120 Hz to give a better impression of fluidity.
Apple to unbridle the 120 Hz screen of MacBook Pros on Safari
Unfortunately, Safari, the default built-in web browser on Apple computers, is 60 Hz flanged. As the first users noticed, the content scrolls at only 60 frames per second. Safari 15.1, the latest version of the browser, is indeed unable to support one of the main new features of the MacBook Pro.
A few weeks after the release of its MacBooks, Apple updated Safari so that the browser supports 120 Hz. The latest version of Safari Technology Preview (numbered 135) indeed provides support for the ProMotion screen. The update was posted on Monday, November 15, 2021. The changelog announces: “Updated smooth scrolling animations to run at 120Hz on 120Hz screens”.
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Note that 120 Hz support is currently reserved for the Technology Preview, a beta version of the browser that allows Apple to test new features in order to integrate them into the stable version. This special edition is for developers only. In fact, most Safari users are still deprived of 120 Hz. We bet Apple will soon add support for ProMotion to the stable version of Safari.