iPhone 12 is Apple’s next-gen flagship phone. It will arrive with four different variants. The iPhone 11 doesn’t bring significant changes in terms of upgrade. However, it’s not going to be the same case for the next-gen model. There will be several major upgrades, including the introduction of the 5G technology, new design, faster processor, more advanced shooters and a supercharged display.
In this article, we have mixed all the recent leaks and rumors to give you an overview of the iPhone 12 release date, price and specs. So, you can have a detailed look at the next-gen Apple smartphone. Now, let’s dive in.
What is iPhone 12?
iPhone 12 will be Apple’s new flagship phone of 2020. It will be released in four different variants, including two standard iPhone 12 (5.4-inch and 6.1-inch), iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max.
The introduction of the iPhone 12 in four variants have been claimed by a leakster, named Jon Prosser. He shared a leaked image of CAD renders via Twitter.
Prototyping for iPhone 12 devices is just about finalized!
Final details line up pretty well with what Kuo said last year!
Expect to see CAD renders of the devices within the next month or two from your favorite leakers!
Now let’s see if Apple can get them out by EOY! pic.twitter.com/nAfA7JHMx2
— Jon Prosser (@jon_prosser) April 6, 2020
What is the release date for iPhone 12?
Apple hasn’t provided any official information regarding iPhone 12 release date. However, if you take a look at the release date of the predecessors, you will be almost certain about the launch time of the new device. Apple always reveals the new iPhones in September every year. The same thing will happen for iPhone 12. The next-gen flagship phone will see its debut in September 2020.
Every year, there’s a rumor about Apple changing the timeframe. This year is no different. Bloomberg states that there is a possibility of seeing the debut of the new iPhones in multiple weeks. However, there hasn’t been any information about Apple facing manufacturing issues. So, it’s very unlikely to happen.
iPhone 12 Release Date Update:
Recently, The Wall Street Journal has reported that Apple will delay the mass production of iPhone 12 by a month. The coronavirus pandemic has caused a negative impact across supply chains. It has disrupted the plans for mass productions.
However, it will not change the usual release date of the new iPhones. So, Apple will have no problem with releasing the iPhone 12 in September 2020. Nonetheless, due to the disruption of mass production plans, you are very likely to see a shortage of new iPhones later this year.
What will be the price of iPhone 12?
When it comes to the iPhone 12 price, Apple is very likely to follow a similar range as the current generation devices. The iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max starts at $699, $999 and $1,099. We expect the four models of the Apple’s next-gen smartphone to come around the same prince range. However, there is a possibility of the iPhone 12 to get cheaper and the iPhone 12 Pro to become more expensive.
iPhone 12 Specs
During the last several months, a number of iPhone 12 renderings have been leaked. They suggest about several changes, including a more classical look. According to YouTuber EverythingApplePro, the new iPhone 12 Pro Max will come with an angular design, just like the iPhone 5. It will have flat sides and a flat display. As a result, it will look as sleek as the new iPad Pro tablet.
The new phone is very likely to lose the iconic notch. According to China Times, Apple is planning to reduce or remove it in the coming years, starting from Apple’s next-gen device of this year. As a result, the phone will lose the Face ID. To compensate the loss, Apple will embed an equivalent technology under the display.
Most likely, the technology is going to be the new LiDAR scanner, as tweeted by @choco_bit. The leakster revealed a leaked image of the quad-camera module. The fourth sensor was the LiDAR sensor. It is capable of measuring depth accurately and enhance the performance of the AR apps significantly. There is a chance for the selfie camera to be placed under the screen as well.
— Fudge (@choco_bit) April 5, 2020
Ming Chi Kuo, the famous KGI Securities analyst, also believes that the iPhone 12 will sport a more classical design. He claims about the inclusion of a metal frame that is quite similar to the iPhone 4. He also believes that Apple will use sapphire or tempered glass to protect the grooves of the frame. The segmentation design, along with trenching and molding procedure, will be more complex.
As for color, there has been rumors about Navy Blue replacing Midnight Green for the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max. The move sounds logical, as the specific color is trending right now. Pantone picks the classic blue as the color of the year. Also, Shutterstock has included phantom blue in its color forecast for 2020.
According to the recent reports, one of the standard iPhone 12 variants will come with a relatively smaller 5.4-inch display. It is a bit larger than the 4.7-inch iPhone SE, which is the smallest Apple smartphone that we have ever seen. The smaller variant of the next-gen handset will be ideal for those people who prefer compact devices over the larger ones. Also, there will be another standard iPhone variant with a larger display of 6.1-inch.
On the other hand, Kuo claims that the screen of iPhone 12 Pro Max can go as large as 6.7-inch, up from the 6.5-inch of the iPhone 11 Pro Max. So, it looks like Apple has a plan for making the largest model even larger in 2020. It will be really interesting to see the outcome of the strategy.
There will be a major change in the panels. Apple will no longer use the LCD screen in the cheapest variant. Instead, it will use AMOLED display for all the models. Also, they will adopt a Samsung technology, called Y-OCTA. It will make the display thinner. However, it doesn’t ensure about the thinner body design.
There has been rumors about the screens supporting 120Hz ProMotion refresh rates. Apple hasn’t confirmed it. However, if it really happens, the displays will deliver significantly better refresh rates and fluidity.
Several tipsters have claimed about the inclusion of quad-camera setup on the iPhone 12. That means, there will be an extra lens on top of the triple camera setup of the existing models. Very likely, it’s going to be the LiDAR camera that you have already seen on the latest iPad Pro. It will deliver better depth and augmented reality effects.
There has been rumors about the inclusion of a long-range 3D camera in the iPhone 12. With the launch of iPad Pro, Apple has already revealed the game-changing results of the technology. The new tablet sports both Time of Light (ToF) and LiDAR sensors. They enable the device to instantly map the environment up to a distance of 15 feet.
While the competitors, like Samsung, are using ToF for enhancing camera performance, Apple is emphasizing more on the Augmented Reality (AR) technology. By combining ToF with LiDar, the Cupertino company enables the device to separate real-world foreground and foreground objects effectively so that it can place the virtual objects properly.
Another leakster, named Jon Prosser, claimed that the two standard iPhone 12 variants would feature dual camera setup, rather than four shooters on the rear. It sounds really logical, as they are the cheapest ones. By equipping fewer number of cameras, Apple can reduce the production cost and sell the devices at a relatively cheaper price.
There is a chance of seeing a huge upgrade in terms of the megapixel range. According to leaker Max Weibanch, the Pro and Pro Max variants will sport a 64-MP sensor, up from 12-MP of the iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max. He also claims that the Night Mode will come to the main, telephoto and wide sensors of the standard iPhone 12 variant. Also, the aperture size of the ultra-wide lens will be increased. Moreover, there will be an enhanced HDR functionality.
The iPhone 12 will come with a new image stabilization technology, called sensor shift. It will enable the sensor to move using electrical actuators to counteract the camera shake. So, you will be able to take great shots even though the camera is shaken unintentionally.
The iPhone 12 will come with several hardware upgrades. The most notable one is the introduction of the 5G modem. According to Kuo, all of the variants will be compatible with the 5G network. So, you will enjoy a super-fast internet speed.
With the new A14 Bionic chipset, the new devices will deliver a groundbreaking performance. According to an analysis of MacWorld, the new processor will be able to perform at the same level as the MacBook Pro. Its clock speed can exceed 3 GHz. If it really happens, the performance of the iPhone will reach a new height.
The leaked benchmark of the A14 Bionic chipset has already revealed the immense power. Apple’s new processor is significantly superior to the Snapdragon 865, the chipset that is widely used in all the flagship Android phones. So, there is a high chance for the iPhone 12 to become the most powerful handset of this year.
The RAM capacity is very likely to be increased. According to Kuo, the Pro and Pro Max variants will feature 6 GB RAM, up from 4 GB RAM of the current generation iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max. However, the standard model will not have enhanced capacity. It will stick to 4 GB of RAM.
The battery of the iPhone 12 will see a significant upgrade. According to MyDriver, a Chinese website, the Pro Max variant will sport a massive 4400 mAh battery, up from 3969 mAh of last year’s iPhone 11 Pro Max. However, there is no information about the standard and Pro variants of the next-gen Apple smartphone.
With iPhone SE supporting wireless charging system, there is a strong chance for the iPhone 12 to include the specific technology. Also, the device might feature the lightning gallium nitride (GaN) technology. The GaN adapter requires fewer components and can sustain higher voltages than the existing adapters.
Xiaomi has already revealed GaN adapter. It is capable of topping up Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro from 0% to 100% in just 45 minutes. Also, the adapter can charge the current generation iPhone 11 50% faster than its 5W charger. If the technology is included with the iPhone 12, you will see a massive boost in top up speed.
As said earlier, iPhone 12 will feature 5G connectivity. It will support all the existing versions of the next-gen mobile internet technology, including sub-6 GHz 5G and mmWave 5G. So, it will be useful for not only the users in the United States but also around the world.
The next-gen iPhone might not come with the Lightning cables. Recently, the European Parliament has passed a resolution calling for the introduction of common chargers for all the mobile devices. As a result, Apple will have no option but to use USB-C in its new iPhones.
iPhone 12 will be the very first Apple smartphone to feature iOS 14. The new operating system will feature a number of groundbreaking features. The most impressive one will be the ability to detect significant sounds, like fire alarms, sirens and crying babies.
Also, there will be a new augmented reality (AR) app. It will allow you to get the information about the products on Apple Store and Starbucks by simply holding up the iPhone 12. Moreover, iOS 14 will come with an upgraded Home Screen. It will feature a new list view supporting smart suggestions powered by Siri. It will suggest you apps with respect to the time of day and location. For example, if you go to the gym, the list view will suggest you to launch the Music app.
With all these features, the iOS 14 will take the application of the iPhone 12 to a whole new level.
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