Apple has a history of making trends in the mobile industry. People around the world eagerly wait for the new release of the iPhone every year. Apple users are always curious about the leaks and news of their new and upcoming devices. This time there are some leaks and rumors about iPhone 12 and its expected release date, features, and price.
It’s very rare that someone gets information about Apple devices before its launch. However, this time there are some rumors about the new iPhone line up for the year 2020. The new iPhone will most probably launch in September or October this year.
iPhone 12 Naming Scheme:
According to the sources, Apple may follow the same naming scheme of the new mobiles i.e. iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro. Here we look at the naming scheme of Apple phones so far:
- 2007: iPhone
- 2008: iPhone 3G
- 2009: iPhone 3GS
- 2010: iPhone 4 (New Design)
- 2011: iPhone 4S
- 2012: iPhone 5 (New Design)
- 2013: iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c
- 2014: iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus (New Design)
- 2015: iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus
- 2016: iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus
- 2017: iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X (New Design)
- 2018: iPhone XR, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max
- 2019: iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max
Some of the prominent features that we can see at a glance are:
- The line up will have four iPhones
- It will have a new physical design
- It will come with three screen sizes which are: 5.4″, 6.7″, and 6.1″
- Triple-lens 3D camera
- All OLED display
- A14 chip
Although Apple always launches its new mobiles in September, this year the launch may be delayed until November. The two major factors that may push the launch date further are coronavirus and the struggling economy of many countries.
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Wall Street Journal also mentioned in its reports that mass production of new devices is affected. So one can reasonably conclude that new devices may hit the stores after October. There is also news that the launch event will take place in October. If this is true it will be the first time after 2011 that an iPhone event is held other than September month.
Some sources suggest that iPhone 12 may enter the market in September. However, other models of the series may enter later.
Though supply chain is improving, the iPhone 12 will still likely be delayed.— Jon Prosser (@jon_prosser) March 24, 2020
Prototyping for iPhone 12 isn’t even done yet. It requires execs from Apple travel to China, and due to travel bans, they haven’t been able to finalize.
Expect iPhone 12 in Oct/Nov
We can get more information at the Worldwide Developer Conference on June 22. This is when Apple will reveal more information about iOS14.
iPhone 12 Price?
The major contributor towards price hike in iPhone 12 is the addition of 5G connectivity. Analyst Jon Prosser gives an idea about the prices of the new models of iPhones:
Been seeing some reports speculating on iPhone 12 prices, so I asked my sources 👇— Jon Prosser (@jon_prosser) April 30, 2020
5.4 iPhone 12 D52G
OLED / 5G
6.1 iPhone 12 D53G
OLED / 5G
6.1 iPhone 12 Pro D53P
OLED / 5G
3 cam + LiDAR
6.7 iPhone 12 Pro Max D54P
OLED / 5G
3 cam + LiDAR
How the new models will look like?
According to the news, iPhone 12 will have a different look as compared to the last models of the iPhone. Sources suggest that iPhone 12 will have a 5.4-inch display. iPhone 12 Max and iPhone 12 Pro each will have a 6.1-inch display. Whereas iPhone Pro Max will have a 6.7-inch display.
Jon Prosser, who always leaks some information gives his views on Twitter:
Prototyping for iPhone 12 devices is just about finalized!— Jon Prosser (@jon_prosser) April 6, 2020
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
The leaks suggest that the new iPhone will have a metal frame. Apple analyst Ming-Ch Kuo also confirmed the news. The rear of all phones is still made up of glass but there is a slight change on edges. The edges are now squared than the round ones.
What Color will the iPhone 12 have?
Apple introduced midnight green color in the iPhone 11 series. The color gets popularity beyond Apples’ expectations. However, it is still uncertain whether Apple will continue midnight green color in its new iPhone 12 series or not. But it is confirmed that Apple will introduce the “Navy Blue” color this time. All other colors may remain the same for the 2020 iPhone as well such as Space Gray, Silver, Gold, Purple, Red, and White.
iPhone 12 Specs:
|iPhone 12||iPhone 12 Max||iPhone 12 Pro||iPhone 12 Pro Max|
Super Retina OLED (BOE)
|6.1-inch Super Retina OLED (BOE)||6.1-inch Super Retina XDR OLED (Samsung)||6.7-inch Super Retina XDR OLED (Samsung)|
|Processor||A14 Bionic||A14 Bionic||A14 Bionic||A14 Bionic|
|RAM||4 GB||4 GB||6 GB||6 GB|
|Camera||Dual Rear Cameras||Dual Rear Cameras||Triple Cameras + LiDAR||Triple Cameras + LiDAR|
|5 G||Sub-6GHZ||Sub-6GHZ||Sub-6GHZ, mmWave||Sub-6GHZ, mmWave|
As the launch date come near, there will be more news available about the new mobile. That was some of the information about the iPhone 12:with new exciting features and new Navy Blue color.