Apple will hold a launch in the early hours of October 14th, which will be the biggest unveiling of the 2020 iPhone 12 product line. According to tech website TheVerge, there are many online rumors that the iPhone 12 will be a new right-angle design rather than a fillet, like the much-loved iPhone 4 and 5. Plus, all indications are that 2020 will be the year when the iPhone has 5G performance, but if you expect the iPhone screen to have a high refresh rate of 120Hz, it may take another year.
Four new models?
Almost all of Apple’s professional sources seem to agree that while Apple will release three new iPhones in 2017, 2018 and 2019, four could be released in 2020. There are even Chinese micro-blogging digital bloggers detailing the specific parameters and colors of the four phones: the top iPhone colors include gold, silver, graphite and blue, and the affordable iPhone colors include black, white, red, blue and green.
The screen size data for the four new iPhones first came from Guo Ming 錤, a well-known Skywind Securities analyst known as Apple’s “prophet”, and was later reported by the Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg. One theory is that Apple will launch a 5.4-inch iPhone 12 mini, a 6.1-inch iPhone 12, a 6.1-inch iPhone 12 Pro, and a new 6.7-inch iPhone 12 Pro Max: the flagship model will be bigger than the 6.5-inch iPhone 11 Pro Max, starting at $1,099.
Nostalgic wind industrial design in the Jobs era?
Since the advent of the iPhone 6 in 2014, Apple’s iPhones have had the same basic contours, the rounded rectangles of circular edges, but by 2020 there has been online rumors that the new iPhone may have straight edges, bringing the iPhone’s design back to the iPhone 4 of the Jobs era. The subsequent iPhone 5, iPhone SE and, more recently, the iPad Pro also adopted this design.
Straight industrial design model machine, picture source MacRumors.
The 2020 iPhone model is likely to support 5G cellular networks for the first time, meaning they can benefit from faster speeds, depending, of course, on 5G coverage in the user’s area and which phone the user will eventually buy.
In January 2020, Guo Ming錤, known as Apple’s “prophet”, predicted that all new iPhone models would support both sub-6GHz and the faster mmWave 5G, but in September Guo Ming錤 revised his opinion, saying that shipments of the 5G iPhone would be “lower than expected” and did not mention whether the iPhone would abandon 5G.
Rumours have been s tinged about the iPhone’s 5G model. By 2020, the Wall Street Journal reported in April that “some” iPhone models would use 5G, while Bloomberg reported that “as many as four new phones” would be added to 5G. A Report in the September express company said that only the top model could provide the fastest millimeter wave 5G.
Will there be a high refresh rate?
By 2020, all four of Apple’s iPhone models could be equipped with OLED displays or Super Retina XDR Displays, according tomedia and digital bloggers.
Although the digital industry began to shift to OLED displays a few years ago, Apple has adopted LCD displays in some of its most recent models, including the iPhone XR in 2018 and the iPhone 11 in 2019. OLED screens have more advantages than LCDs, such as that each pixel of an OLED screen is lit individually, so black can be reflected by turning off the lit pixels, which means deeper black, more realistic and vibrant colors, and longer battery life.
Meanwhile, the current flagship Android has entered a high-refresh screen for smoother scrolling, animation and gaming effects, but it’s unclear whether the technology will be available on the iPhone in 2020. There are rumors that it will and won’t be, but Guo said in September that all new iPhones won’t have a 120Hz refresh rate, which will be introduced in 2021錤.
The camera has high-end lidar sensors?
According to Bloomberg, the iPhone in 2020 will retain dual-camera settings for lower-end models and 3-camera settings for high-end models, but high-end models may also have Lidar sensors that detect objects with lasers. In theory, this Lidar sensor can support a better augmented reality (AR) experience and give your phone a better sense of its surroundings.
Digital bloggers posted pictures of 20-watt Apple chargers on Twitter.
No chargers and headphones?
Perhaps one of the biggest changes to the iPhone product line in 2020 will be the box. In June, Mr錤. Guo said in a report that Apple would remove chargers and headphones from the iPhone’s box, and Bloomberg reported on October 6th that Apple would remove the charger from the box.
That would be a huge change, since every iPhone since Apple launched its first iPhone in 2007 has had a charger and EarPods Apple headset in its box. While for some users, extra chargers and headphones may only be stuffed in drawers, the decision should significantly reduce e-waste.
Of course, even without a charger, the new iPhone will still have a Lighting port and USB-C port conversion cable that can be charged by connecting the phone to a computer or a power adapter with a USB-C port.