iPhone 12, what we know about the Apple smartphone
Analysts point to a “full screen” design, 5G connectivity and four back cameras
The new iPhone may just have landed, but that doesn’t mean the internet is full of rumors about Apple’s hubs. In fact, production chains continue to show their lack of discretion, so we already know the first supposed details of what we call “iPhone 12”.
Everything seems to indicate that those on apple will relaunch three models (Standard, “Pro” and “Pro Max”), in line with the long-awaited iPhone SE 2, under a similar design to the iPhone 8 design and with the price according to For the poorest pockets.
As always in these cases, we turn to the analyst par excellence in Apple, Ming-Chi Kuo. His predictions are rarely far from what we find each September, in the keynote of rigor. According to him, the 2020 iPhone will be a radical design change (remember that the cycle went from two to three years with the launch of the iPhone 7), approaching the shape of the successful iPhone 4.
Thus, the new iPhone would leave the curved bezels in favor of a flat and metallic frame, located between two glass plates. At the same time, the controversial ‘notch’ will disappear, giving way to the ‘all-screen’ design that the rest of the manufacturers have been implementing for some time.
The screen will then be the clear protagonist of the next iPhone, predicting three variants. The standard iPhone 12 would remain at 6.1 inches, while the ‘Pro’ model would go from 5.8 to 5.4 inches. For its part, the older brother (‘Pro Max’) would rise from 6.5 to 6.7 inches, confirming the largest panel on any Apple smartphone.
The good news for those who opt for the iPhone 12 ‘to dry’ is that it would abandon LCD technology in favor of OLED (more vibrant colors and pure blacks), common to its range partners.
Less clear is a dynamic refresh rate for all panels, which according to some sources would range between 60 and 120 Hz. This last value would allow a fluency without predecessors in the reproduction of games or mere navigation, considering that the recent OnePlus 7T reaches 90hz.
Will Apple cross the border of the quad-camera? Kuo answers affirmatively as far as the iPhone 12 Pro and Pro Max are concerned. Both would thus house wide-angle, ultra-wide-angle, telephoto and a new three-dimensional ‘Time of Flight’ (3D ToF) sensor with laser technology, capable of specifying the distance between the lens and the subject of the photograph.
This last camera would significantly improve the ‘Portrait mode’ popularized by Cupertino’s, in addition to augmented reality solutions in which not a few developers have been working for more than a year. Applications that, in fact, would be fully related to the rumored glasses ‘AR’ of Apple.
Our head analyst does not clarify if the standard iPhone 12 will maintain the double lens of the current iPhone 11 or if it will instead embrace the triple camera system implemented in the iPhone 11 Pro.
Regarding the front camera, we expect the miniaturization of the ‘TrueDepth’ system (responsible for facial recognition technology or ‘Face ID’), so that it occupies the nimio top frame of the phone. All this with improvements in response time and new technologies also called to enhance augmented reality experiences.
Above all of them will stand out, according to all the rumors, compatibility with 5G mobile networks. Discarded in mobile phones this year due to the zero penetration of technology, it will allow minimal latency and dizziness speed downloads.
The question on the air is whether Apple will manufacture its own 5G modems (after acquiring Intel that division) or if, on the contrary, and more likely, it will request them from Qualcomm and Samsung. Thus, Apple would not offer its own mobile connectivity solution until the 2021 iPhone.
Other premiere technologies on these iPhone 12 would be a fingerprint sensor under the screen and the USB-C connector already implemented in the latest iPad Pro and MacBooks. However, the former could also be delayed until 2021, since third-party scanners are experiencing recognition (and security) problems.
Finally, the new iPhone would house a chip ‘A14 Bionic’ (co-processors inclusive) of improved performance, as is customary in each generation of the smartphone.
Price and release date
No surprises in this regard: the launch date of the iPhone 12, Pro and Pro Max will be in the last weeks of September 2020, at prices similar to those of its predecessors (otherwise it would cause controversy among consumers, as we talk about figures close to the exorbitant).