I agree with this statement. There’s a mountain of nonsense from lunatic detractors about what non iPhone pro should have. What they think is more funny than of any importance. In reality the non pro model is likely the best dollar for dollar value for a smartphone given build quality/longevity-software updates/resale value/hardware. But 60 hz is the one place detractors are now right imho. Refresh rate doesn’t matter as much as is sold by tech channels but it does have user experience benefit in some use cases.
Non Pro iPhones in 2023 must have 120hz. The iPhone 15 with dynamic island, 120hz, purported curved edges and the A16 is plenty of year over year upgrade. Keeping at 60hz would be quite a let down.