In the fall of 2020, Apple is expected to launch new iPhones. In this article, we will discuss all the features that are rumored to be in the new iPhone 12
Apple will launch its new iPhones in September or October of 2020 and there are a lot of rumors already going around on the internet about them. The new iPhones are expected to be called iPhone 12, iPhone 12 pro, and iPhone12 Pro Max following the same pattern of the 2019 launch. The new iPhones will feature the first change in its design since the launch of the iPhone X back in 2017.
The new iPhone is expected to be released in 3 different sizes 5.4, 6.1, and 6.7 inches. All the iPhones that will launch in 2020 are expected to have the OLED display technology and also a 120Hz “Promotion” refresh rate for the high-end models. The smallest version of the iPhone 12 to be launched in 2020(5.4 inches) is the smallest since the iPhone SE(4.7 inches) and the iPhone 12 Pro(6.7 inches) will be the biggest iPhone till now topping iPhone 11 Pro Max(6.5 inches).
The new iPhones are expected to have the same kind of metallic frame as it used to be on iPhone 4. According to the rumors, Apple will use a new TrueDepth camera system that will cut the size of the notch in the front and there are also rumors of a 3D triple-lens rear camera system to be included in the new iPhone,
Apple is also all set to release 5G for the first time in its devices, but according to some reports it is expected that the mmWave speed will be only limited to the Pro Models.
There’s still no confirmation about the names, iPhone, and iPhone Pro Max yet. Since the 2017 launch of the iPhone 8 and iPhone X together skipping the iPhone 9 altogether, the names of the new iPhones have been a little hard to predict.
In the next 14 points, we will explain to you all the new features and rumors about iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Promo max including its camera, chipset, and most importantly price.
1.Overview of The iPhone 12 features
- Apple will release 4 new models of the iPhone that are expected to be named iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro Max.
- The new iPhones are expected to have a new metallic frame design, similar to that of the iPhone 4.
- The new iPhones are expected to be in 3 new sizes: 5.4″, 6.7″, and 6.1″.
- The Pro models of the new iPhone will have a triple-lens 3D camera.
- 5G connectivity will be introduced in the new iPhones.
- All the new iPhones including the high-end ones and the comparatively cheaper ones will feature OLED displays.
- The new iPhones will feature the A14 chipset.
- The prices of the iPhone 12 will start from $649.
2.What are the size options that are available in the new iPhones?
As we already mentioned that Apple will launch its new iPhones in 3 new sizes. According to the rumors, one 6.7 inches, one 5.4 inches, and two 6.1 iPhones. The iPhone 12 Pro Max which is expected to be 6.7 inches in size and will be the biggest iPhone so far exceeding iPhone 11 Pro Max and the 5.4 inches version will be very identical to the iPhone 8.
The 6.1 and 6.7 inches versions will be high-end Pro models while the 5.4 inches version will be the comparatively cheaper, successor to iPhone 11 version.
3.The Design of The New iPhones
The new iPhones will have a metallic frame design like it used to be on the iPhone 4. Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says that “the new iPhones will have a more complex segmentation design, and new trenching and injection molding procedures”. The new iPhone 12 features include using a stainless steel frame but it will keep the front and back glass for the body of the device as the previous iPhones.
The Bloomberg mentioned in their article that at least 2 of the high-end devices will have the new design with flat edges like the design of iPad Pro instead of the curved ones.
The new iPhones will have slightly larger camera lenses, thicker antenna lines for 5G connectivity, a SIM tray at the left side of the device, one less speaker grill on the right side, and the power button will be located slightly lower than usual.
There are rumors that the new iPhone Pro models will be available in a new navy blue finish unlike the previous midnight green color of the iPhone 11 Pro.
The iPhone 12 Pro Max is expected to be 7.4 mm in thickness. The camera bump is also expected to be thicker, measuring 1.26mm which used to be 1.21mm.
4.The Display of The New iPhone 12
This year both the higher end and comparatively cheaper iPhones will come with the OLED display unlike the LCD in the previous iPhones. The Chinese company named BOE Display’s OLED Displays are currently tested by Apple. Some of the new iPhones are expected to use a technology made by Samsung called Y-OCTA, that allows touchscreen circuitry to be directly patterned on the OLED panel without the need for a separate layer which results in a thinner display and lower production costs, though it’s not clear if this translates to thinner body design.
Display details of the new iPhone:
- The 5.4-inch iPhone 12 – It will have an OLED display from Samsung Display with Y-OCTA integrated touch and 2340 x 1080 resolution with 475 PPI.
- The 6.1-inch iPhone 12 Max – It will have an OLED display from BOE/LG Display along with a 2532 x 1170 resolution and 460 PPI.
- The 6.1-inch iPhone 12 Pro – It will have an OLED display from Samsung, most probably with XDR. ProMotion possible, but not guaranteed based on the power requirements and lack of LTPO. It has 2532 x 1170 resolution and 460 PPI.
- The 6.7-inch iPhone 12 Pro Max – It will have an OLED display from Samsung with Y-OCTA support and most probably with XDR. ProMotion possible, but not guaranteed based on power requirements and lack of LTPO. It has a 2778 x 1284 resolution at 458 PPI.
5.The A14 Chip
Apple will use 5-nanometer chips in its latest versions of the iPhone. According to the rumors, TSMC will manufacture the 5-nanometer chipset. This new 5 nanometer chips are faster, smaller, and also more battery efficient because of the improved thermal management.
The A14 chipset has 15% better performance and a 30% reduction in power consumption in comparison to the A13 chip.
According to Bloomberg, the A14 chip will focus on enhancing the intelligence and AR tasks.
It is believed that the new iPhone Pro model will feature a 6 GB RAM and the iPhone 12 will feature a 4 GB RAM as told by Barclays analyst Blayne Curtis.
6.The Battery of the new iPhones
The new iPhones that are coming in 2020 will most probably have some small gains in its battery capacity as The Apple suppliers are working on a custom battery protection module that’s 50 percent smaller and thinner compared to the same component in previous iPhones which could free up valuable space in the iPhone.
The capacities of batteries that are expected to be used in the new iPhones are given below:
- 2227 mAh battery for 5.4 inches iPhone.
- 2775 mAh battery for 6.1 inches iPhone.
- 3687 mAh battery for 6.7 inches iPhone.
As the production cost of the new iPhones is already really high because the 5G support is so expensive that there are reports that Apple is planning to not to include the adapter in the box. They are planning to release the new USB-C 20W power adapter as an additional optional accessory for existing iPhones, which can be bought separately.
Apple may introduce a new USB-C to lightning cable with a more durable design.
7.What about the touch ID?
A Taiwanese site Economic daily wrote in there article that at least one of the new iPhones will include an ultrasonic fingerprint sensor.
The rumors of an ultrasonic fingerprint sensor have been heard before also but most people believe that Apple will use that in there 2021 launch. Qualcomm in late 2019 unveiled a 30x20mm in-display fingerprint sensor which can be helpful for Apple.
8.The latest 5G connectivity
All the new iPhones launching in 2021 are expected to have the 5G technology in it. They will use Qualcomm’s X55 5G modern chip instead of Intel chips.
The X55 Chips provides 7 GB/s download speed and 3 GB/s uploading speed. These are mostly theoretical values of its peak performance and actual performance might vary.
Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes that the iPhone 12 models most probably won’t include EarPods in the box to increase the demand for there AirPods which is being sold separately and also to decrease the cost of the new iPhone 12 models which is already really high because of the new technology of 5G connectivity.
Apple is expected to launch a new promotion campaign for there Airpods in late 2020 by offering discounts to the new iPhone buyers and boost there AirPods sales.
10.What’s the storage space of the new iPhone 12 Models?
A Youtuber John Pressor has said that the new iPhone 12 models will start with a storage of 128 Gb which means that the new iPhone models will have a minimum of 128 GB storage.
But according to some other sources, the lower end devices will have 64 Gb storage and the higher-end devices will have 128 GB storage.
11.The Rear Cameras of The New iPhone Models
In 2019 Apple introduced the new triple-lens rear camera feature in iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max and the new iPhone 12 is also expected to launch some new feature in there rear cameras this time. It is expected that at least one of the new iPhone 12 models will include the new 3D camera feature, similar to the LiDAR scanner feature in 2020 iPad Pro models.
The LiDAR Scanner in the iPad Pro uses the reflected light to measure the distance from the sensor to surrounding objects that are up to five meters away, which is equivalent to 16.4 feet. It works both indoors and outdoors and can map the environment around you at the photon level at just a speed of nano-seconds.
12.The New TrueDepth Camera System
Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said that at the very least one of the new iPhones will have a smaller front camera lens for a better screen to bezel ratio but not all the iPhones will have this feature. (This claim is also supported by Bloomberg)
He said earlier that the 5.4 inches version of the iPhone 12 will have a smaller notch, so that it can display the screen at the top right and top left corner of the device.
13.The Apple’s New One Services Bundle
Apple with a new iPhone 12 with the iOs lineup is expected to introduce a new “Apple One” service bundle option in which Apple will be providing services like Apple Music, Apple TV+, and Apple News+ for a single monthly fee.
Apple is expected to introduce 3 new Apple one packages for there users:
- Apple one package including Apple Music and Apple TV+.
- One expensive version of the bundle including Apple Music, Apple TV+, and Apple Arcade.
- The most expensive one will also include iCloud storage along with the previously mentioned services.
Apple is also currently working on a fitness subscription service including virtual classes and workouts of core training, strength training, and yoga, etc.
14. The iPhone 12 Price and Its Release Date
The price of the new models of the iPhone 12 is expected to start from $649 and it is expected that the prices will range from $649 to $1,099. The rumored prices are below:
- The 5.4 inches version iPhone 12 will be $649
- The 6.4 inches version iPhone 12 will be $749
- The 6.1 inches version of iPhone 12 Pro will be $999
- The 6.7 inches version of ihone 12 Pro Max will be $1099
There were rumors that Apple will launch the new iPhone 12 models in there September 15 event but that was not the case.
Now there are rumors that the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro models will launch at different times. According to Bloomberg Apple will lauch the cheaper versions of iPhone 12 models first and the higher-end iPhone Pro models will follow.
It is expected by Digitimes that the iPhone 12 models will launch in October 2020 and the iPhone 12 models will follow.
In this article, we told you about all the information related to the iPhone 12 so far along with all the rumors that are going around.
There are some other outkandish rumors also like Apple will be developing an iPhone with a foldable display.