New iPhone 12 release date, prices & specs rumours

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People expect the new version of Apple's iPhone to be released in September, but due to the current spread of the coronavirus, there could be a delay in the released date by a month or more. In this article, we clear some of the speculations and gossip about the product such as it's design, new features, assumed released date, and price. As only a few months to go, we have certain ideas about what to expect from the new iPhone. The full-specs list, screen size, camera configuration as well as battery capacities (which is unexpectedly lower than the last model) has been released. If you are already an iPhone user, who is facing issues with their current version then worry not and connect with the experts of iPhone repair.  

 

What is the launch date of the new iPhone?

 

The new iPhone is expected to be announced in autumn 2020(same as the case with the previous iPhones since 2011), but the new iPhone might not get launched in September as per Apple's tradition.

According to the reports, the production of the iPhone 12 has been delayed at least by a month, which suggests that the iPhone 12 will be launched either in October or after that. As stated by a source familiar with the company says that Apple is considering pushing the launch by several months and might be the new iPhone will release in 2021. The cause of this delay in the release date is the spread of COVID-19.

 

Changes in design

 

Through the numerous leaks and rumours, we have a good idea about how the iPhone 12 will look like (One thing that is cleared that the foldable iPhone won't become a commercial product this year - that's one for 2021 or beyond). The leaker Max Weinbach, most recently claimed to have obtained CAD schematics for the version iPhone 12 Max, from which the YouTube channel EverythingApplePro 3D-printed a sample and showed it off. According to Weinbach that the schematics are not complete - he says "basically display and body are correct but the camera setup is wrong as a security measure" - and people might view this as an attempt to cover himself in case it's wrong. But it fits with much of what we'd been hearing previously.

 

Notch

For a while, it's expected that we could see the shrinkage or total elimination of the notch. It contains several important sensors - those needed for Face ID, for example - and removing it would raise design problems, of course. Maybe this time Apple goes for a design of punch-hole, which is a basic of its own. But we feel this would be the most critical of both worlds: an admission that the notch was a misstep, the loss of an iconic piece of design, and a failure, still, to provide a seamless all-screen design.

 

on the leaks above, it looks like the notch will remain there, but would take up less space. This will be appreciated by many people but won’t satisfy all of them.

 

According to a recent rumour, if they are correct than the notch won't be any smaller. (This is based on leaked CAD images, which imply that Apple may have been seeding misinformation.) We suspect that the people as a whole will find it even more disappointing.

 

Cameras

As posted by PhoneArena the concept illustrations showing an iPhone with four camera lenses on the rear. Although it seems fit in the square housing rather neatly. (The flash is placed in the center.)

It appears now more likely that the fourth sensor will be LiDAR, like on the new iPad Pro, than a fourth camera lens.

There is also talk of a big-zoom periscope lens, but that is something not expected to appear until 2022.

Screen size

The iPhones 12 will be coming in three screen sizes: 5.4in and 6.1in for the basic models, and 6.1in and 6.7in for the Pros. That comes from May's spec dump, but these numbers have been circulating for a while.

If you're wondering what a 5.4in notched iPhone would look like, you're in luck: a MacRumours forum user bought a dummy of the expected design and took photos comparing it to the first-gen iPhone SE and iPhone 7.

 

The death of Lightning

 

It's an ongoing rumour, but will 2020 be the year Apple finally gives in and replaces its proprietary Lightning port with USB-C, as it did on its iPad Pro models in 2018?

In strategic terms we're inclined to think probably not since that was a special case - fast data transfers to and from cameras being a requirement of many digital creative’s. 

The EU has been flexing its muscles for some time, and in January proposed a measure to force all mobile manufacturers to standardize around USB-C. As the Register observes, whereas, Apple has ignored such measures before and may do so again in the future. 

But don't expect anything as radical as this to arrive in 2020: rather, the port less iPhone will be here in 2021. (That theory is backed up by a second source.)

 

Color options

 

The simple iPhone 12 will follow the 11 in the main, but Apple will be offered depending on which colors were most popular. The XR from the year before came in white, black, blue, yellow, coral (reddish-pink), and red, but Apple dropped blue and coral in 2019 and replaced them with purple and green. If one of those hasn't performed, it'll get dropped in turn.

For the iPhone 12 Pro models, we expect a new color: navy blue. The leaker Max Weinbach has predicted (on the YouTube channel Everything Apple Pro) that this will replace Midnight-Green - which we like but provoked mixed reactions when it was announced.

 

New features

 

iPhone 12 needs a new feature - something an announcement event can be built around. In 2019 it was all about the cameras (triple lenses and night mode). In 2020 we think it will be 5G if Apple can pull it off in time.

 

5G

Manufactures of the android phone have been widely offering 5G for some time - since before the iPhone 11 launched, in fact - but Apple is behind the curve in this department. Why the delay?

The problem is getting someone to supply the modems. Apple used to partner with Qualcomm but the two firms had a major falling-out over patents; later a relationship was set up with Intel.

So Apple could now make its modems, but that won't be feasible until 2021. In the meantime, it's believed that deals with other suppliers (or with Qualcomm again, since legal matters have been resolved) are on track for a 5G launch in the second half of 2020. 

Mehdi Hosseini of Susquehanna, an analyst, has predicted that Apple will release the iPhone 12 with only mid-band 5G capabilities, then follow up with a mmWave-ready model a few months later - which sounds to us like a recipe for customer discontent. But Ming-Chi Kuo is confident that Apple will be ready for mmWave in time for the September 2020 launch. Indeed, he thinks that catering separately for mmWave and sub-6GHz 5G means the company will announce four different handsets in September, the largest number of iPhones it has yet rolled out in a single launch.

Keeping things on the technical side, Kuo has warned that Apple's 5G-ready handsets probably won't offer 2×2 MIMO uplink as had previously been predicted, and rather than six amplifiers they will have only one or two. This may only affect theoretical upload speeds, however, at least at launch: the carrier infrastructure is unlikely to support 2x2 immediately.

 

3D camera

 

Current iPhones already have 3D cameras, used for Face ID facial recognition, which makes it harder to market this as a flagship feature. But Bloomberg reckons declares that the 2020 version will be transformatively more powerful: it will have a range of around 15 feet, the site predicts, compared to just 25-50cm on the iPhone X series and 11. It will be used to scan the environment, however current 3D scanning is deployed on the user's face.

According to, Fast Company's source they predict that the next iPhones will feature ToF (time-of-flight) 3D cameras on the rear - which is to say, the 'world-facing' end - and this would be a significant step forward. This will enable improved augmented reality, a tech category that is rapidly turning into an Apple obsession, as well as photo/video effects that aren't currently possible, such as multi-layer bokeh. The same supplier will be used for this sensor array as for the front-facing 3D.

 

Touch ID

 

There is a reintroduction of an old feature (one that's still offered on the iPhone SE, of course) would be new in the way it's applied - because to achieve it on the iPhone 12 Apple would need to embed the sensor somewhere other than in the Home button.

 

The sensor could be embedded under the glass of the screen. According to the Chinese-language site, Economic Daily News believes Apple will be ready to deploy an under-display fingerprint sensor in its late-2020 handsets, based on Qualcomm's ultrasonic scanning tech. Qualcomm already supplies this technology for use in Samsung phones, so the capabilities are there, but the site claims this will be a second-gen version that's faster and has a longer range.

A less exciting but potentially more practical option would be to embed the fingerprint sensor in the power/side button, a method that is currently used on Samsung's Galaxy S10e. Sure enough, in a late-January report, Ming-Chi Kuo predicted that Apple will launch a lower-cost iPhone with power-button Touch ID in the first half of 2021. Some believe this design will be used for the iPhone SE Plus.

It makes more sense if we assume that the top-end iPhone 12 will get under-screen Touch ID in autumn 2020, opening up space for the lower-end power button version the following year. 

 

Specs

 

As per the hugely informative videos in May 2020 by EverythingApplePro and FrontPage Tech, we now have a great idea of the iPhone 12's specs sheet.

  • A14 processor
  • 5.4in/6.1in OLED Super Retina display (6.1in/6.7in OLED with 120Hz Promotion on Pro models)
  • 4GB RAM (6GB RAM on Pro)
  • 128GB/256GB storage (plus 512GB on Pro)
  • 5G
  • Dual-lens rear camera (triple-lens with LiDAR on Pro)

 

Battery capacity

 

The iPhone 12 Max has a battery capacity of 2775mAh, 335mAh lower than the iPhone 11. The 12 Pro is also 2775mAh, 271mAh less than the iPhone 11 Pro. And the 12 Pro Max looks to be 3687mAh, 282mAh less than the iPhone 11 Pro Max.

 

It sounds very odd isn't it, not just because of the aforementioned expectation for tech to advance every year but also because 5G and OLED screens throughout the range (both expected this year) will mean greater power drain on the new handsets. More power drain, less battery capacity, bad news for battery life. Well, not necessarily.

 As the Macalope said, "we know nothing about what other changes Apple may have made in hardware or software they might affect power consumption". For sure, if the iPhone 12 has half the battery life of the 11, we'll discover that in testing and give it a brutal review. But Apple is aware that people take battery life seriously.

 

What's in the box?

 

We've been taking EarPods for granted. Back in May, the Ming-Chi Kuo predicted that Apple might ship the iPhone 12 with no headphones at all. And Dan Ives, an analyst backed up the theory in June. But things didn't stop there. The theory now is that we won't get headphones or a charger.

To conclude what we think will be in the iPhone 12 box is:

  • iPhone 12
  • Braided-design lightning to USB Cable
  • Some stickers

Thanks for being so patient and reading till the end. Hopefully, this information will help you to stay updated about the iPhone 12. In case you need any repair service related to iPhone screen replacement, iPhone battery replacement, Android, Laptops, or any other Apple device diagnose & fixes, then don’t worry and simply contact the experts of Repair my phone today. They have years of knowledge and expertise in the respective field. The services offered here are very reasonable and most reliable in the current market. One place where you will get all the solutions for the entire Apple range. They offer free diagnosis services and are available round the clock to assist all their valuable customers. Their services are fast and trustworthy. You can absolutely trust them for any tools, parts replacement, and experiences to get the job done in the right manner. 

 

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