On October 14th, Beijing time, Apple is likely to unveil its new iPhone for 2020 at its launch. Although the launch is still a few days away, almost all of the information about the iPhone 12, including the exact time of purchase, has been received from multiple sources.
Rumor has it that the iPhone 12 series will feature a new square edge design rather than a circular edge, perhaps similar to the cute design of the iPhone 4 and iPhone 5. It’s also been a high-profile year for the iPhone’s ability to carry 5G, which will give you faster data transfer speeds once the network can reliably transfer 5G in your region.
Among them, the most likely rumor is that Apple will launch four new iPhones this year.
Four new iPhones and two new screen sizes.
All of Apple’s most reliable sources seem to be saying that the company will release four new iPhones, and that we may now know their prices, colors and release dates.
Kang, who has a credible record of leaks, wrote on Google-translated Twitter:
A new 5.4-inch iPhone 12 Mini will have a smaller screen than the 5.8-inch iPhone 11 Pro. Prices start at $699; black, white, red, blue and green; 64GB, 128GB and 256GB versions.
The 6.1-inch iPhone 12 means it will have the same screen size as the iPhone 11 and is similar in size to its 5.4-inch equivalent. Prices may start at $799; black, white, red, blue and green are also available; and versions 64GB, 128GB and 256GB are available.
The other 6.1-inch iPhone 12 Pro will have higher-end specs. Prices start at $999; gold, silver, graphite and blue; 128GB, 256GB and 512GB versions.
The new 6.7-inch iPhone 12 ProMax screen will be larger than the 6.5-inch iPhone 11 ProMax. Prices start at $1,099; gold, silver, graphite and blue; 128GB, 256GB and 512GB versions.
While initial rumors about four iPhones of the same screen size came from Ming Chi Kuo, an Apple analyst who has made reliable predictions for years about the size and functionality of the new iPhone, more details have been revealed behind the Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg錤.
The new design is reminiscent of the iPhone 4 and 5.
Since the launch of the iPhone 6 in 2014, Apple has stuck to the iPhone’s basic architecture, a rounded rectangle and a rounded side. But this year, rumors have suggested that the latest iPhone may have flat edges, returning the iPhone’s design to the highlights of the iPhone 4, iPhone 5 and iPhone SE.
This summer, the expected size of the upcoming iPhone, the virtual model of the phone has been circulating on the market, which gives us an intuitive comparison and better understanding of the size, appearance and other Apple series of phones.
Here’s a picture of a virtual model from Mac Rumors, reminiscent of the iPhone 4:
All four new iPhones will have square edges, while higher-priced models will continue to use stainless steel belines, while lower-priced models will have aluminum belines, Bloomberg reported.
What will happen to the first generation of the 5G iPhone?
The iPhone is expected to be the first to support 5G networks in 2020, meaning they may be able to take advantage of faster network speeds – depending, of course, on the 5G coverage in your area, or on the version of the next-generation iPhone you end up buying.
In January, Mr錤 Guo said the four upcoming iPhones would support both below 6GHz and faster 5G millimeter waves, and in September updated his forecast that shipments of 5G millimeters would be “lower than expected”, but did not say whether the iPhone had abandoned the technology.
So far this year, there have been different rumors about which iPhones will get 5G. The Wall Street Journal reported in April that “some” iPhones will get 5G this year, and Bloomberg said 5G would be added to “up to four new phone models.” According to a September report, Fast reported that only the top models offer the fastest millimeter waves in 5G.
Qualcomm and Apple are currently struggling to apply 5G to the new iPhone, but it is not entirely clear which phones might have which form of 5G.
Each iPhone has an OLED screen, but what is the refresh rate?
The Wall Street Journal reported in April that Apple’s entire fall iPhone product line is finally expected to use OLED screens this year, and Bloomberg agrees. Mr. 錤 also announced friday that Apple plans to apply last year’s Super Retina XDR display from last year’s iPhone 11 Pro to all four iPhones this year.
Although many industries turned to OLED a few years ago, LCD screens have been present in some of Apple’s most recent phones, including the iPhone XR in 2018 and the iPhone 11 in 2019. OlED screens have some advantages over LCDs, for example, because each pixel on the OLED screen is lit individually, the screen can turn them off when black is displayed. This may mean darker black, more realistic colors, longer life, and better battery life.
Android’s flagship phone has also switched to a high-refresh screen for smoother scrolling, animation and gaming, but it’s unclear whether the technology will appear on this year’s iPhone. We’ve heard rumors on both sides, with some sources saying Apple has tested a prototype with this feature. But Mr. 錤 said in September that the new iPhone would not have a frequency of 120Hz, and instead Apple apparently plans to introduce the feature to the iPhone screen next year.
If the iPhone 12 does offer 120Hz, don’t be surprised to call it a “promotion” on stage.
Apple may 錤 a new ceramic substrate glass to make the iPhone’s screen stronger this year, Mr. Guo said.
Don’t expect four cameras, but the high-end iPhone may have lidar.
This year’s iPhone is expected to maintain dual-camera settings for lower-end models and triple-camera settings for high-end models, but high-end phones may also be equipped with lidar sensors that can detect objects using lasers, Bloomberg reported. In theory, this lidar sensor could provide a better augmented reality experience because your phone can better perceive your surroundings.
On Friday, Mr. guo 錤 more about the cameras that might appear on each model of the iPhone 12:
The iPhone 12 Mini and iPhone 12 may have wide angles and extra widths;
The iPhone 12 Pro can have wide-angle, ultra-wide, 4x optical zoom zoom and lidar sensors;
The iPhone 12 ProMax may have wide-angle, ultra-wide, 5x optical zoom, and lidar sensors.
In March, Apple added lidar sensors to the iPad Pro for the first time, and in his comments, a man named Dittel Bohn found that it “looks pretty advanced, but it’s pre-built for software that hasn’t yet arrived.” “We’ll have to wait and see if Apple can prove it on the iPhone.”
Mr. 錤 also said Apple would improve its deep fusion image processing pipeline, night mode photos and smart HDR systems on the new iPhone.
There are no chargers or headphones in the box.
Perhaps one of the biggest changes in the iPhone lineup this year has been their boxes. According to a 錤, Apple has been rumored to be removing both box chargers and earplugs, which he later confirmed. Bloomberg also reported on October 6th that Apple planned to remove the charger from the box.
That would be a huge shift, as the iPhone has been equipped with a power adapter and headphones since its first release in 2007. But perhaps Apple is trying to avoid giving everyone an added power adapter or a set of headphones.
That doesn’t mean Apple won’t offer a way to charge your phone. The new iPhone 錤 still apparently comes with a fast-charged USB-C cable so you can connect your phone to your computer or a power adapter with a USB-C port, according to Guo Ming錤.
Mr. 錤 also said Apple would sell a new 20-watt charger, which may have been confirmed by images posted on Twitter. If the charger were a real Apple product, it might be faster than the 18-watt charger that came with the iPhone 11 Pro or much faster than the 5-watt charger that came with the iPhone 11.