We go to that time of year where brands prepare their devices for the end of the year.
Apple is one of them and right now what is on everyone’s lips is the new iPhone. Apple will have an event this coming Tuesday, tomorrow September 15th, 2020.
Though, most people think that they will meet the new iPhone, due to previous years, the reality is that rumors suggest that we will have to wait until October to meet it.
Despite this, it is a good time to compile everything that is known, or believed to know, about the new Apple iPhone 12, whose rumors and alleged leaks have been with us for several months. Go for it.
iPhone 12: name and models
I think that there is no surprise here, everyone points out that the chosen name will be iPhone 12. The surprise is that this year we would see the launch of four models for the first time: two “normal” iPhone 12 and two iPhone 12 with the surname ‘Pro‘ , which would be as follows:
- iPhone 12
- iPhone 12 Max
- iPhone 12 Pro
- iPhone 12 Pro Max
The differences would lie mainly in the screen sizes, the iPhone 12 would arrive with 5.4 and 6.1 inches, while the iPhone 12 Pro would have 6.1 and 6.7 inches. Of course, all four would have OLED panels and finally the jump to Full HD.
- iPhone 12: 5.4-inch screen with resolution of 2,340 x 1,080 pixels and 475 ppi.
- iPhone 12 Max: 6.4 screen with 2,532 x 1,170 pixel resolution and 460 ppi.
- iPhone 12 Pro: 6.1-inch screen with 2,532 x 1,170 pixel resolution and 460 ppi.
- iPhone 12 Pro Max: 6.7-inch screen with a resolution of 2,778 x 1,284 pixels and 458 ppi.
Price of iPhone 12
According to information from Jon Prosser and MacRumors, Apple will largely maintain the prices of the iPhone 12 over the previous generation. That is, there would be no increase despite the fact that adding 5G would skyrocket the price.
In fact, it is said that the entry iPhone 12 will have an attractive price of $ 649, while the top of the range, the iPhone 12 Pro Max, would start at $ 1099.
Here it should be noted that these prices would be for the entry versions in capacities of 64GB of storage.
And the whole range would be as follows:
- iPhone 12: $ 649
- iPhone 12 Max: $ 749
- iPhone 12 Pro: $ 999
- iPhone 12 Pro Max: $ 1,099
How will the design of the iPhone 12
For this new generation, rumors point to a design change that would put aside the curves to move to a more square and flat format. Yes, something that reminds us of the iPhone 4 and 5, but above all there is talk of an adoption of the design of the iPad Pro. That is, flat sides, straight lines and in general less “roundness” and a feeling of continuity.
On the back of the new iPhone 12, according to the leaked renders, the well-known square module for the sensors is shown. And here there would also be outstanding differences, since the iPhone 12 would arrive with a two-camera arrangement, while the iPhone 12 Pro would arrive with three cameras and the premiere of a 3D LiDAR sensor, following in the wake of the iPad Pro.
In the cameras, the wide-angle and ultra-wide angle would remain in the iPhone 12, and in the iPhone 12 Pro the telephoto is added, which would now be three times (3x).
Another novelty would be the reduction in the size of the notch on the screen, which would not be a reduction as such, but rather that Apple would play with perception by slightly reducing the side frames so that the notch appears smaller , when in reality it would maintain its same size.
What would be new is the True Depth Camera, the front camera and the 3D sensor, which would make Face ID now faster and can even work at wider angles , like when we have an iPhone on a table or flat surface.
A detail that is not yet clear, and that today has cross mentions is the incorporation of ProMotion panels, like those of the iPad Pro, which would give us a refresh rate of up to 120Hz.
It is said that the iPhone 12 would maintain 60Hz, while the iPhone 12 Pro would arrive with ProMotion at 120Hz. The reality is that at the last minute this could not come, and there is nothing clear in the rumors.
Finally, the iPhone 12 would maintain its aluminum-based design, yes, with the premiere of new colors. While in the iPhone 12 Pro the manufacturing material would continue to be stainless steel for the housing and matte glass on the back, as well as a new navy blue color with which they would seek to repeat the strategy of exclusivity with the green color of the iPhone 11 Pro .
What will be in the guts of the iPhone 12 will it have 5G?
The star feature of this generation is expected to be 5G, which would give new generation connections to the iPhone thanks to the modem provided by Qualcomm. In fact, some say that only the iPhone 12 Pro would have 5G , although Prosser assures that it will be all four models.
The rest of the specifications are complemented by the new A14 Bionic chip which is expected to be manufactured with TSMC under a 5-nanometer process. This would mean that we would be facing the first 5nm chip in an iPhone. With this jump, an improvement in power of up to 40% in CPU and up to 50% in GPU is expected. Of course, this information must be taken with due reservations.
And finally we have the issue of the battery, which according to Forbes would be as follows:
- IPhone 12: 2,227 mAh.
- iPhone 12 Max: 2,775 mAh.
- iPhone 12 Pro: 2,775 mAh.
- iPhone 12 Pro Max: 3,687 mAh.
IPhone 12 availability date
According to Mark Gurman, the iPhone 12 will be presented at an event during the month of October. On the other hand, Jon Prosser is more specific and points out that on October 12 will be the event, the iPhone 12 will go out in pre-sale that same October 12 and will be delivered on the 19 of the same month. On the other hand, the iPhone 12 Pro would have its pre-sale until the month of November on a date yet to be confirmed.