Apple’s iPhone 12 is already subject to leak after leak. As such, this article will roundup everything we know so far. There’s a lot to love and some disappointments as well. But, overall, Apple is heading for its most exciting iPhone upgrade in years. Here are the reasons why.
While a 3D camera may help photographs with things like Portrait mode (where depth measurement is a major factor), the big win is augmented reality (AR). Expect Apple to make a big deal of this come launch time.
New information about the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro series has leaked revealed a smaller 5.4-inch iPhone 12 will join the standard 6.1-inch model and both will be equipped with dual cameras and upgraded to OLED displays. We also learn that the iPhone 12 Pro will be 6.1-inches (up from its predecessors 5.8-inches) while the 6.7-inch iPhone 12 Pro Max will be 0.2-inches larger than the iPhone 11 Pro Max. More concerning is news the phones will be up to 10% slimmer which poses questions about their battery capacity. Hopefully, Apple has found a way to squeeze more mAh into their slight larger footprints despite the reduction in thickness.
- iPhone 12: 6.1-inch (same as iPhone 11)
- iPhone 12 Pro: 5.4-inch (Vs 5.8-inch iPhone 11 Pro)
- iPhone 12 Pro Max 5G: 6.7-inch (Vs 6.5-inch iPhone 11 Pro Max)
In addition to this, Apple is expected to introduce new 120Hz ProMotion displays. Jumping to a 90/120Hz panel is essential to keep up with rivals, many of which made the move in 2019 and Samsung will fit the Galaxy S11 with a 120Hz panel in 2020. Coincidentally, Apple will also adopt Samsung’s Y-OCTA display technology for slimmer panels and OLED may come to the entry-level iPhone 12.
Adding to this, Japanese site MyDrivers is reports that Apple will source up to 45M OLED panels from China’s BOE as it reduces dependence on Samsung. Whether this results in good/bad iPhone editions as with Intel/Qualcomm modems in the past remains to be seen, but Apple’s strict quality controls usually avoid this.
Adding to this, MacRumors has attained a research note from UBS analysts revealing the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max will have 6GB RAM. This is 50% more than the iPhone 11 range, which was limited to 4GB. The entry-level iPhone 12 (effectively the iPhone XR3) will stick with 4GB RAM.
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Will the iPhone 12 be worth the wait? On paper, yes. This is one of Apple’s biggest upgrades in years. That said, the lack of external changes for a third generation may put some users off and the iPhone 11 range is already the most well-rounded smartphone line-up of 2019. It is also available with some major price savings right now.
After incremental upgrades in 2019, Apple is going for it in 2020 and a big motivation is Samsung’s exciting Galaxy S20 plans.