IPhone 12 rumors: release date, specs, screen size, and 5G predictions – NewsDio

The current iPhone 11s.

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With the March 18 release of the iPad Pro, MacBook Air and Magic keyboard accessory, Apple continues to push products through the pipeline despite the novel coronavirus forcing Apple to close its US retail stores. USA indefinitely and all its stores outside China. That may mean that the sequel planning for iPhone 11 phones is still scheduled. But the upcoming iPhone 12, 12 Pro and 12 Max (Apple has not confirmed the name of the phones, but we will go with that for now) face unknown waters ahead: suppliers in China have already closed or are operating in a limited way. . capacity due to the outbreak, which can affect inventory in September and sales as well. Apple CEO Tim Cook also warned investors that the company may not meet its guidance for the second quarter of this year.

However, rumors continue to circulate about iPhone 12 phones, and we imagine that it will continue until its expected announcement in September. In addition to perhaps introducing 3D depth detection on its rear cameras and new screen sizes, speculation has arisen that Apple will belatedly including a feature on the iPhone that would make it competitive with its competitors: 5G. This makes sense considering that its main rival, Samsung, launched three new 5G phones this year, the Galaxy S20, S20 Plus and S20 Ultra.

There is a possibility that Apple will launch the long-awaited sequel to the iPhone SE (known as the iPhone 9 or iPhone SE 2) during the year too. However, until any of that happens, check back frequently as we will continue to update you with the most likely and compelling rumors.

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iPhone 11 and 12 could look similar …

Every two years, Apple generally makes notable cosmetic changes to its iPhone to refresh its appearance, much to the delight of prospective buyers. But a report from the Japanese publication Mac Otakara, citing an unidentified Chinese provider, reported that the iPhone 12 will look similar to the iPhone 11. The only possible difference, unfortunately, is that the edges of the iPhone 12 will be slightly bent.

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… or completely different

On the other hand, Apple is also speculating with completely renew the design of the iPhone with flat edges (similar to new iPads). This could trigger what Wedbush analyst Dan Ives called “the perfect demand storm”, which would boost sales and lead to a “supercycle” for Apple.

iPhone 12 Pro could come in a dark blue

Last year, Apple introduced a midnight green color on the iPhone 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max. Either do you like the shadow or not, the color variant actually sold well compared to expectations. This year there may be a possibility that Apple will launch another new color, navy on iPhone 12 Pro according to the XDA developer. This would be trending as blue is Pantone’s color choice for the new year (“classic blue”) and Shutterstock included “ghost blue” in its color forecast for 2020.


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iPhone 12 could have bigger and smaller screens

One of the longest running rumors about upcoming iPhones is that Apple may introduce new screen sizes. One of the iPhone 12 could have a 5.4-inch screen (from current iPhones, the iPhone 11 Pro It has the smallest screen, which measures 5.8 inches.) And the iPhone 2020 Pro Max could measure up to 6.7 inches (for reference, the iPhone 11 Pro Max It has a 6.5 inch screen).

It is also speculated that the iPhone 12 screen will have a refresh rate of 120Hz. Most phones update at 60 frames per second, or 60Hz, but other phones, like OnePlus 7T and OnePlus 7 Pro, update at 90Hz. The gaming phone Razer Phone 2 It also has a 120Hz screen. With a higher refresh rate, a phone feels faster and smoother when scrolling through things like web pages and apps.


A representation of what the iPhone 12 might look like.

Telephone arena

Apple may launch five new iPhones this year …

With the possibility of new screen sizes, rumors that Apple will expand its iPhone line have been going around. In December 2019, CNET’s Lexy Savvides wrote:

According to JPMorgan analyst Samik Chatterjee, Apple will launch four new iPhone 12 models in the fall of 2020: a 5.4-inch model, two 6.1-inch phones, and a 6.7-inch phone. They will all have OLED screens.

These size predictions were also endorsed this week by analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who believes that the current 5.8-inch size of the iPhone 11 Pro may be disappearing. So, the 5.4-inch and 6.1-inch models will be the low-end devices, presumably called the iPhone 12. Then the more expensive phones will be the other 6.1-inch and 6.7-inch iPhone 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max, respectively.

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… which may include the iPhone 9

The fifth iPhone, then, would be a sequel to the iPhone SE, rumored to be more like the iPhone 8. Perhaps dubbed the iPhone 9 or iPhone SE 2, this smaller phone would be the first “least-cost” iPhone since 2016, when the iPhone SE debuted for $ 399. We could see it as early as the first quarter of 2020. Apple reportedly started producing it in February, with a scheduled presentation. already in march, according to Bloomberg. However, due to health issues surrounding the coronavirus, all of that could be delayed.

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iPhone 12 could usher in 5G (or not?)

Various rumors predict that Apple will include 5G connectivity this year. More specifically, Apple analyst Ming-chi Kuo expects the company to introduce three 5G phones, and Fast Company reported that Apple can use its own proprietary 5G antennas.

There are a couple of reasons why the company did not jump into the trend in 2019. First, Apple is generally not the first in mobile trends, but prefers to perfect an emerging technology before committing to it. For example, it was behind its competitors in making phones with 3G and 4G LTE connectivity when those networks were just launched.


Another render of Phone Arena.

Telephone arena

Second, Apple stopped working with leading 5G modem provider Qualcomm due to a dispute over Qualcomm’s license fees. The two companies settled their litigation in April 2019 and then agreed to a multi-year 5G chip deal. This led to Apple’s previous partner of 5G modems, Intel, to completely abandon the 5G phone modem business, and Apple then acquired Intel’s smartphone modem business for $ 1 billion. Apple is still working with Qualcomm, but it started too late to launch a 5G phone last year when some of its rivals launched its 5G models, like the Galaxy S10 5G, LG V50 5G and OnePlus 7 Pro 5G.

iPhone 12 may have 3D depth detection on rear cameras

Since iPhone X, newer iPhones have front cameras that have 3D depth detection. Known as Face idThis feature scans your face to unlock your phone and authorize digital payments. It is rumored that Apple can take it to a higher level and introduce that same system in the rear cameras. In August 2019, Vanessa Orellana of CNET wrote:

Veteran Apple analyst Ming Chi Kuo (via MacRumors and 9to5Mac) said he expects two of the iPhone 2020 models to have a new time-of-flight camera lens on the back of the phone. The setup would be similar to the current True Depth camera system used for Face ID on the front of the phone, except it would use a slightly different type of technology that could allow you to map 3D objects from further away. This would significantly enhance your augmented reality applications and take certain camera features like portrait mode to the next level.

It is unclear how many of the new iPhones would be equipped with this feature, if applicable.

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