Barclays analyst Blayne Curtis and her colleagues recently traveled to Asia to meet with manufacturers in Apple’s supply chain, and today they share their predictions and views on the 2020 iPhones based on the information gathered.
In a research note, Barclays analysts said the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max could have 6GB of memory, up from 4GB for the iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max. They also predict that both models have back 3D sensing capabilities that support mmWave for higher performance 5G services. The base iPhone 12 is expected to have 4GB of memory, the same as the iPhone 11. While the iPhone 12 is also expected to feature 5G, analysts have not said whether the device supports mmWave, 6G or both.
Finally, analysts point out that mass production of Apple’s iPhone SE 2 is scheduled to begin in February. The low-cost device is expected to resemble the iPhone 8, including a 4.7-inch display and Touch ID Home button, but with a faster A13 chip with a 3GB of memory. The iPhone 12 model is likely to be available in September as usual, while the new low-cost iPhone SE 2 is expected to be available around March.