The current iPhone 11.
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With Apple’s announcement fromat its annual Now we know more about the upcoming iPhone and everything , can do. From and picture-in-picture app libraries, you can expect a range of software and hardware upgrades for the iPhone 12, 12 Pro and 12 Max. (Apple hasn't confirmed the names of the phones, but we'll use them for now.)
So far, it looks like the new iPhones are planned for autumn, but it is still unclear exactly when they will be released during the season. Although we usually see new flagship iPhones in September, recent reports say that Apple has the iPhone 11 sequels due to thePandemic. This is understandable when the iPhone 12 is sailing in unknown water. The COVID-19 outbreak forced Apple to close its US retail stores indefinitely . The suppliers in China have also closed or are working with limited capacity, which may be the case but .
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Despite such glitches, rumors continue to buzz around the iPhone 12 phones, which we imagine will continue until they officially launch. In addition to the introduction of 3D depth measurement for the rear view cameras and new screen sizes, it was speculated that Apple will be late adding a feature to the iPhone that would make it competitive with its competitors: 5G. This makes sense when you consider that its main competitor Samsung has launched several 5G phones this year, including the high-endand the more budget .
Until that happens, check back often though, as we'll continue to update it with the most likely and convincing rumors.
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The release date of the iPhone 12 could be in October
Despite Apple's largest manufacturer, Foxconn,The Wall Street Journal reported that the . This is due to the coronavirus pandemic and its unprecedented impact on manufacturing and consumer needs. The report estimates that Apple may have to wait until October to announce the phone, which is about a month after the iPhone's usual launch.
The price of the iPhone 12 may be cheaper than the iPhone 11
When the iPhone 11 debuted last year,that its base model cost $ 699, which was $ 50 cheaper than in 2018 . This trend could continue, with a tech analyst reporting , the iPhone 12 Pro for $ 999 and the iPhone 12 Pro Max for $ 1,099.
iPhone 12 design: Similar (or not) to iPhone 11
Every two years, Apple usually makes remarkable cosmetic changes to its iPhone to refresh its look, much to the delight of shoppers. However, a report from the Japanese publication Mac Otakara citing an unnamed Chinese provider reported that the iPhone 12 will be similar to the iPhone 11. Unfortunately, the only possible difference is that the edges of the iPhone 12 are slightly bent.
On the other hand, Apple is also speculatedwith flat edges (similar to the new iPads). This could trigger what Wedbush analyst Dan Ives called "the perfect storm of demand", which would increase sales and lead to a "super cycle" for Apple.
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Will the iPhone 12 look like the iPhone 11?
The rumored colors of the iPhone 12 Pro include dark blue
Last year, Apple introduced a night green color for the iPhone 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max. If, the color variant actually . This year there may be a possibility that Apple will launch another new color. according to XDA Developer. This would be in line with the trend, since blue is both Pantone's color selection for the new year ("classic blue") and Shutterstock "Phantom Blue" in its color forecast for 2020.
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Possible specifications and display sizes for the iPhone 12
One of the more constant rumors about the upcoming iPhones is that iPhone 11 Pro max has a 6.5-inch display).. One of the iPhone 12s could have a 5.4-inch screen (of the current iPhones, the new iPhone SE has the smallest display that measures 4.7 inches). And the iPhone 2020 Pro Max could be up to 6.7 inches tall (for reference that
There is also speculation that the iPhone 12 will appearand maybe that that is currently being presented at the . Most phones are updated at 60 frames per second or 60 Hz, other phones like the Galaxy S20 and that Refresh at 120 Hz. With a higher refresh rate, a phone feels faster and smoother when scrolling through websites and apps.
A rendering of what the iPhone 12 could look like.
With the possibility of new display sizes, rumors have got around that Apple will expand its iPhone line. In December 2019, CNET's Lexy Savvides wrote:
According to JPMorgan analyst Samik Chatterjee, Apple will launch four new iPhone 12 models in autumn 2020: a 5.4-inch model, two 6.1-inch phones and a 6.7-inch phone. All of them have OLED displays.
These size predictions were also supported this week by analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who believes the current 5.8-inch size of the iPhone 11 Pro may be dropped. The 5.4-inch and one of the 6.1-inch models will be the devices in the lower price range, which are probably referred to as the iPhone 12. The more expensive phones are then the other 6.1-inch and 6.7-inch iPhone 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max, respectively.
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IPhone 12 5G connectivity?
Several rumors predict that Apple will offer 5G connectivity this year. In particular, Apple analyst Ming-chi Kuo expects the company to launch three 5G phones, and Fast Company reported.
There are several reasons why the company didn't go on trend in 2019. First, Apple is not usually the first to address mobile trends, but prefers to perfect an emerging technology before committing to it. For example, when it came to making phones with 3G and 4G LTE connectivity, it was lagging behind its competitors when these networks were just launched.
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Second, Apple has discontinued collaboration with leading 5G modem provider Qualcomm over a dispute over Qualcomm's license fees. The two companies settled their legal disputes in April 2019 and subsequently agreed on a multi-year 5G chip deal. As a result, Apple's former 5G modem partner, Intel, finally gave up the 5G phone modem business and Apple later took over the Intel smartphone modem business for $ 1 billion. Apple is still working with Qualcomm, but it was launched too late to launch a 5G phone last year when some of its competitors launched their 5G models like that, and OnePlus 7 Pro 5G.
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The iPhone 12 camera may have 3D depth detection
Since the iPhone X, newer iPhones have front-facing cameras with 3D depth detection. Known asThis feature scans your face to unlock your phone and authorize digital payments. It has been rumored that Apple could go one step higher and introduce the same system to the rear cameras. In August 2019, Vanessa Orellana from CNET wrote:
Long-time Apple analyst Ming Chi Kuo (via MacRumors and 9to5Mac) expects two of the 2020 iPhones models to have a new lens for the flight time camera on the back of the phone. The setup is similar to that of the current True Depth camera system used for facial recognition on the front of the phone, except that it uses a slightly different technology that allows objects to be mapped in 3D from a distance. This would greatly improve augmented reality applications and take certain camera functions such as portrait mode to the next level.
It is unclear how many of the new iPhones might have this feature.
IPhone 12 may not come with EarPods
In one of the rather unwanted rumors, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo reported about it. This would be a step to get users to buy the company's wireless AirPods instead. Apple has integrated EarPod headphones since the release of the iPhone 5 in 2012. So this would be a remarkable change. AirPod and AirPod Pro earphones are currently priced at $ 159 (£ 159, AU $ 249) and $ 249 (£ 249, AU $ 399) respectively.
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