As we are heading towards September, the iPhone 12 rumors have been swirling around the web more than ever before. However, not all of them are pointing to the right things. So, you are very likely to get puzzled while trying to get a glimpse about the possible features. To help you, we have compiled all the notable reports and present you with an overview of the next-gen Apple smartphone. In this article, you will find all the most buzzing iPhone 12 rumors, release data and price. Now, let’s dive in.
What is the iPhone 12 Release Date?
Apple usually releases new smartphones around the second week of September every year. Also, most of the time, the revelation takes place on Tuesday. We expect the same thing to happen in 2020. We believe that the iPhone 12 release date will be set to either September 8 or September 15. Both of the dates fall on Tuesday.
However, there are iPhone 12 rumors about Apple delaying the release due to the weakened consumer demand caused by the pandemic. According to The Wall Street Journal, the Cupertino company will reveal the device on October. On the other hand, analysts at financial services firm Cowen claim that the iPhone 12 release date will be pushed towards Black Friday (November 27).
What will be the iPhone 12 price?
Back in 2019, Apple launched iPhone 11 at a starting price of $699. We expect the iPhone 12 to come at the same price tag.
Prolific leakster John Prosser also believes the same thing. He obtained key information about the iPhone 12 price from a source close to Apple. He said that the 128 GB and 256 GB iPhone 12 would cost $649 and $749 respectively. The iPhone 12 Max would cost $100 more ($749 for 128 GB and $849 for 256 GB).
The iPhone 12 Pro will come in three different storage options: 128 GB, 256 GB and 512 GB. They will cost $999, $1,099 and $1,299 respectively. The largest variant, known as iPhone 12 Pro Max, will also feature the aforementioned storage options. However, you will have to spend a hefty amount of money. For 128 GB, 256 GB and 512 GB, you will have to pay $1,099, $1,199 and $1,399 respectively.
iPhone 12 Rumors: ProMotion Display, 3D Depth Sensing Camera and More
There has been a plenty of iPhone 12 rumors surfacing around the web. Leakster Ice Universe claims that the ProMotion display of the iPad Pro will make its way on the next-gen smartphone. On the other hand, sources familiar with Fast Company informs that the iPhone 12 will come with the 3D depth sensing camera. Also, there are rumors about the A14 processor to clock over 3 GHz. You will find all the details right here.
The Most Buzzing iPhone 12 Rumors on Design
The Next-Gen iPhone to Feature a Smaller Notch
In April 2020, John Prosser tweeted a leaked schematic. It revealed that the iPhone 12 will come with a smaller notch than its predecessor.
As shown on the schematic, the small notch contains all the sensors seen in today’s iPhone 11, including Proximity sensor and Ambient light sensor. Also, there is a flood illuminator, a dot projector and an infrared camera. The front facing speaker stays above the other components.
iPhone 12 to Come with an iPhone 4 Inspired Design
Back in 2019, Ming Chi Kuo, the famous TF International Securities analyst, made a pretty interesting prediction about the look of iPhone 12. He claimed that the device would feature a major design overhaul revolving around iPhone 4. He said that the surface design would be changed to a design similar to the 2010 flagship phone. The rounded edges in the OLED panel and the chassis would go away. As a result, it would look like a tiny iPad Pro.
In March 2020, another iPhone 12 rumor about the design originated from a YouTube channel, known as DBS Designing. It revealed a concept video of the next-gen handset featuring iPhone 4 inspired design. It envisioned the next-gen smartphone with a completely bezel-less display.
Also, there were no notch and Face ID mechanism. Instead, the concept introduced an in-display fingerprint reader. Similar to the iPhone 4, the iPhone 12 concept had classic flat metal sides. It seems to be really close to the actual design of the 2020 iPhone.
Apple to Remove the Notch Completely
There are iPhone 12 rumors about Apple taking out the notch completely. Well-known leakster Ben Geskin revealed a concept video, leaking several renderings of the upcoming Apple smartphone.
The video showed a 6.7-inch iPhone display with absolutely no notch on the top. The Face ID and TrueDepth shooter array was housed in the top bezel. Overall, the rendering indicated about a major design overhaul that all the analysts and leaksters have been predicting for a long time.
The Most Exciting iPhone 12 Rumors on Display
Thinner OLED Displays for All the Variants
Last year, LG produced the displays for the iPhone 11. The company is rumored to produce displays for the upcoming iPhone 12 as well. But this time, there will be several upgrades. According to Elec, a Korean publication, LG is upgrading its facility to produce more advanced displays for the next-gen Apple smartphone. The display will have integrated sensors, rather than touch layers. As a result, it will be a lot thinner.
Also, according to JPMorgan Analyst Samik Chaterjee, all the variants of the next-gen iPhone 12 will feature the OLED displays. He also reveals screen sizes of the devices. He claims that iPhone 12 will be released in four different models. There will be a 5.4-inch variant, a 6.7-inch device and two 6.1-inch phones. TF International Securities analyst Ming Chi Kuo also claims about iPhone 12 arriving in four variants.
iPad Pro’s ProMotion Display Coming to iPhone 12
A couple of years ago, Apple introduced the ProMotion display for the iPad Pro. By offering several cool features, including 120 Hz refresh rate, it has managed to achieve a massive popularity worldwide. However, the technology hasn’t arrived at the iPhone yet.
But this year, Apple is very likely to include it with the iPhone 12. According to leakster Ice Universe, the Cupertino company has already begun discussing with Samsung and LG about manufacturing a switchable 60 Hz / 120 Hz screen for the next-gen smartphone.
Apple is considering a switchable 60Hz/120Hz refresh rate screen on the iPhone in 2020, and is discussing with Samsung and LG. pic.twitter.com/4aoU303umu— Ice universe (@UniverseIce) July 21, 2019
Also, the leakster believes that the iPhone 12 will sport AMOLED display, rather than LCD panel. So, you will get a better performance at the bright outdoors.
Apple hasn’t commented about these iPhone 12 rumors yet. However, with Ice Universe’s strong track record of predicting options of upcoming devices accurately, the features are very likely to be seen in the next-gen Apple smartphone.
The Hottest iPhone 12 Rumors on Camera
Sensor Shift Image Stabilization in iPhone 12 Pro Max
iPhone 12 Pro Max is very likely to get an exclusive camera feature that will not be available in the standard variant. According to Kuo, the device will come with sensor-shift image stabilization technology. It will stabilize all the shooters efficiently.
In the triple camera system of the current generation iPhone 11 Pro Max, only the wide and telephoto cameras support optical image stabilization system. But it is not compatible with the ultrawide shooter. With the introduction of sensor-shift technology in iPhone 12 Pro Max, the ultrawide lens will finally become compatible with the stabilization system.
3D Depth Sensing Camera Coming in the Next-Gen Smartphone
At least one of the iPhone 12 variants will feature 3D depth sensing camera. It will be comprised with a laser, sensor and software system. According to the sources familiar with Fast Company, Apple will cram TrueDepth into the primary camera setup of the iPhone 12. The technology will arrive from Lumentum, a company specialized in making FaceID sensors.
The highly innovative technology will emit light to measure the distance between the smartphone and objects / surfaces. By utilizing this depth information, the system will enable the iPhone 12 to deliver new photo and video effects. Also, according to the latest reports covering the hottest iPhone 12 rumors, it will play a vital role in enhancing augmented reality experiences. Overall, it’s going to be a revolutionary technology.
The Most Significant iPhone 12 Rumors on Hardware
A14 Processor Showing Impressive Benchmark Results, Rumored to Surpass 3 GHz Mark
The A13 processor in iPhone 11 is mighty. However, the next-generation A14 chipset will be even more powerful. Recently, leakster Ice Universe has shared leaked images about the benchmark tests of iPhone 12. It shows that the beta version of the device has managed to score 1658 points in the Geekbench 5 (single-core) test. In the multi-core test, it posts 4612 points.
The scores are significantly higher than the iPhone 11. The 2019 flagship Apple smartphone posted 1329 points in single-core test and 3468 points in the multi-core test. The high scores of the iPhone 12 clearly shows the massive capability of the next-gen device. It will run all the apps and games of faster and smoother than ever before.
Also, the leaked image suggests that the A14 could be the very first ARM based mobile processor to exceed 3 GHz. If it’s really true, the iPhone 12 will have to no problem to outsmart all the rivals and become the fastest smartphone of 2020.
iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max to Feature 6 GB of RAM
Whenever a new iPhone sees its debut, Apple stays away from discussing about the RAM capacity. The move is pretty understandable, as it makes the device look inferior to the competitors. However, according to the recent iPhone 12 rumors, the Cupertino company is going to close the gap with the rivals by increasing the capacity in the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max.
According to Barclays analyst Blayne Curtis, both of the Pro models of the next-gen Apple smartphone will feature 6 GB of RAM, up from 4 GB. By coupling it with the new A14 chipset, the manufacturer will transform the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max into complete beasts.
However, the standard iPhone 12 variant will stick to 4 GB RAM. It will be the cheapest model of the next-gen smartphone. To keep the price tag affordable, Apple needs to scrape a number of premium features.
The Most Significant iPhone 12 Rumors on Battery
The Elec, a Korean publication, claims that the iPhone 12 will come with the new customized Protection Module Packages circuit. It will free up a significant amount of space under the hood. It will allow Apple to include a significantly larger battery than the predecessor.
According to Filip Foroy from the EverythingApplePro YouTube channel, the iPhone 12 Pro Max will sport a 4,400 mAh battery, up from 3969 mAh. So, it will last longer. Also, the enhancement of the capacity is expected to bring seamless support for the 5G network.
The Most Recent iPhone 12 Rumors on the Scanning Technology
Upgraded Face ID
In a new investor note, analysts from Barclays predicted about seeing an upgraded Face ID in the iPhone 12. However, they didn’t elaborate the term “upgrade,” leaving everyone clueless. But theoretically, it suggested about the enhancement of the TrueDepth camera system used for Face ID.
In the same note, the analysts predicted about the inclusion of the depth sensor in the high-end variant. Also, it mentions about Apple’s move for ditching lightning connector in the new iPhones of 2021, rather than the devices released in this year.
Apple introduced the LiDAR scanner with the latest iPad Pro. The technology has taken the capability of the new tablet to a whole new level. It enables the Measure app of the device to measure heights faster than ever before. Also, it displays vertical and edge guides automatically, allowing the users to measure objects with a higher accuracy.
And now, the recent iPhone 12 rumors are pointing about the inclusion of LiDAR scanner in the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max. The leakster @Choco_bit tweeted a schematic of the upcoming phone obtained from Instagram account Concepts iPhone. It showed four sensors in a squared array. The one on the bottom right seems to be the LiDAR scanner used on the iPad Pro.
The LiDAR scanner will be a game changer for the iPhone 12. It will provide the device with various unique capabilities. For instance, the technology could scan the trails in 3D for hiking maps. Later, they could be annotated with points of interest.
The Hottest iPhone 12 Rumors on Connectivity
Everyone has been waiting to see the USB-C in the Apple smartphone lineup. However, it’s not going to happen this year, as mentioned in various reports covering iPhone 12 rumors. According to leakster @choco_bit, the prototype of USB-C for iPhone 12 hasn’t made into production. So, the device will not get it in 2020.
Shame the USB-c prototype iPhone 12’s arent making it to production. 1 more year of lightning 🥳😭— Fudge (@choco_bit) May 25, 2020
Oh well, at least smart connector on 13 series
Back in April, John Prosser, a well-known Apple leaker, has also claimed that there will be no USB-C in iPhone 12. Here’s his tweet:
I feel like I shouldn’t have to say this, but no — there’s absolutely not USB-C in iPhone 12.— Jon Prosser (@jon_prosser) April 18, 2020
Apple will go portless before they go USB-C.
Instead of featuring USB-C, the iPhone 12 will retain the Lightning connector. However, the technology might come in 2021 for the Apple smartphones. So, you will have to wait at least one more year.
5G for All the Variants
Several rumors claim that the 5G connectivity will be available for all the models of the iPhone 12. Kuo expects three variants to support it. On the other hand, Fast Company said that Apple would utilize its own proprietary 5G antenna.
However, the next-gen mobile internet technology will not be equal in all the variants. According to leakster Jon Prosser, the standard iPhone 12 will come with sub 6-GHz radio. However, iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max will support the more expensive mmWave 5G radio. Also, they will have sub-5 compatibility. As a result, they will deliver faster 5G internet experience than the standard variant.
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