We are already past the first week of September and are about to close the second week; there is no trace of a new iphone again. Apple traditionally unveils new iPhones in the first two weeks of September, with the phones sold out soon after. This year, due to the global pandemic that has forced many other companies to push back the launch dates for their devices, the unveiling of the iPhone 12 is also impacted.
Rumors now suggest that it won’t be long before we get a glimpse of the iPhone 12 and its variants – four of them this year – alongside the announcement of the new Apple Watch and the iPad. . We could get a first look at the iPhone 12 lineup as early as next week, so hang in there. In preparation for the launch, we’ve been dabbling in detailing 12 cool things you need to know about the iPhone 12 and the models that come with it. This is all based on rumors. Therefore, the information below may change when Apple officially announces the new iPhone.
When will it be announced?
According to the most recent reports, the iPhone 12’s announcement date could officially be September 15, when Apple is hosting “Time Flies” – the September event to launch the Apple Watch 6. Rumors had it previously suggested that this event, which would be conducted online (10 a.m. PT, 1 p.m. EST), will be exclusively for the Apple Watch 6 and the iPad Air 4, while the iPhone 12 will not be announced until October. Now reports are revealing the possibility of a combined announcement of the new watch, iPad, and iPhone 12.
The famous Apple leaker, Jon Prosser, estimated that the iPhone 12 series would be announced in the week of October 12. This rumor was followed by a report claiming that the iPhone 12 release date was pushed back to October as the COVID-19 pandemic hit Apple. out of its usual course, forcing the Cupertino tech giant to see possible new release dates for its most anticipated iPhones.
How many models?
The iPhone 12 series, for the first time for Apple, will include four separate models this year. The lineup could include two standard models – iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Max, and a pair of Pro models including iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max.
The different sizes
The iPhone 12 with an assumed screen size of 5.4 inches will be the smallest iPhone launched since the iPhone SE; The iPhone 12 Pro Max with a 6.7-inch display will be the largest iPhone to date. It will be slightly larger than the iPhone 11 Pro Max which boasts a 6.5-inch screen. The iPhone 12 Max and the iPhone 12 Pro between them are likely to have 6.1-inch screens respectively.
For another first this year, Apple is likely to upgrade the display for the entire iPhone 12 lineup. New iPhones will switch from LCD panels to brighter OLED screens that have better color contrast. While the iPhone 12 and 12 Max are expected to offer a 60Hz screen refresh rate, the iPhone 12 Pro line could feature 120Hz ProMotion display technology. There is nothing really known about the resolutions to expect on either model.
The design of the iPhone 12 is ready for a big makeover from the rounded-edge design of Apple’s offerings of recent years. Apparently, the new iPhone will support a square-edge design very similar to that of the iPhone 5 or the recent iPad Pro.
Constant rumors suggest that the iPhone 12 range will be thinner than the iPhone 11 last year and that the standard iPhone 12 models will have an aluminum body while the Pro variants will have a stainless steel casing. CAD designs of the iPhone 12 Pro Max by YouTuber EverythingApple Pro and reliable leaker Max Weinbach suggested what the 6.7-inch flagship might look like. New iPhones are expected to continue to feature a glass back and maintain an IP68 rating (similar to the iPhone 11s) which will make them water resistant. No waterproof iPhone yet.
All models in the iPhone 12 line are expected to feature the 5nm A14 Bionic chipset (for the first time in an iPhone) which will increase the efficiency and speed of iPhones to the maximum possible in a handset – OEMs backed by Qualcomm and MediaTek may have a thought to do.
The prowess of the camera
Rumors have clearly suggested that standard iPhone 12 models will include two rear cameras – a primary shooter and an ultra-wide lens, while the iPhone 12 Pro variants will have a three-camera array, which adds a telephoto lens with 3x optical zoom. The Pro models will feature enhanced HDR functionality for better low-light photography and will be able to record 4K video at 120 fps and slow-motion at 240 fps.
There is nothing clear about the specs of these cameras or of the front camera on either model. There have been rumors that the iPhone 12 Pro Max might get optical image stabilization for its ultra-wide camera, which was not previously done for a single lens.
The iPhone 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max are expected to include a new LiDAR depth sensor. It is currently available in the iPad Pro line using it Apple and developers can now create finer augmented reality apps for the iPhone. For one user, the LiDAR sensor means that the iPhone would be able to assess distance and depth more accurately and would allow better adaptability of camera effects and AR applications.
The iPhone 12 range is fully 5G
There is one thing that has remained constant over the past few months in the rumors surrounding the iPhone 12 and that concerns 5G connectivity on all four iPhone 12 models. The full iPhone 12 lineup will offer less than 6 compatibility. GHz – iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max will also offer faster support for mmWave 5G.
What are the specifications of the iPhone 12 variants?
The iPhone 12 and 12 Max are likely to come in two memory options – 128GB and 256GB, which is a significant jump from the standard 64GB of previous iPhone models. Both models will contain 4 GB of RAM and could potentially have batteries with a capacity of 2,227 mAh and 2,777 mAh respectively. The iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max will both come with 6GB of RAM paired with 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB of internal storage.
The iPhone 12 Pro will have a battery similar to the iPhone 12 Max, while the iPhone 12 Pro Max will have a battery with a capacity of 3,687mAh. All models of the new iPhone 12 will support wireless charging and would come with magnets allowing easy arrangement on the wireless charger.
Possible color options
The iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro variants could be available in the usual midnight green (which debuted on the iPhone 11 Pro and unexpectedly sold for Apple), space gray, silver, and gold. . Reports also suggest that the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max will feature an exciting new navy blue colorway.
Accessories accompanying the iPhone 12 in the box
This year, there will be very few accessories in the box to accompany the iPhone 12 and its variants. Apple probably won’t include the AC adapter or a pair of Airpods in the box. The phone would only come with a charging cable – woven fabric this time. The iPhone 12 is more or less unlikely to use USB-C, so it will be a Lightning cable.
When will you get your iPhone?
Normally, Apple announces new iPhones around this time in September, with their pre-orders starting about a week or two later. This year is anything but normal, and the usual normal for Apple stands has changed as well. If Apple were to announce the new iPhone 12 line on September 15, we can expect the launch towards the end of the month. This seems highly unlikely, however, since rumors for some time have only hinted at an October launch of the iPhone 12.
Apparently, pre-orders for the two standard models – iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Max are expected to open during the third week of October and the phones could start shipping a week later (around the end of October). Interestingly, the Pro models including the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max would not be available for pre-order until November. For now, we would take all of these claims with a pinch of salt because nothing concrete has come out of Apple regarding when the iPhone 12 line goes on sale.
What will the price of the iPhone 12 range be?
Considering the fact that Apple is boosting the iPhone 12 series to 5G and all models are getting better OLED displays, it’s no rocket science to guess that the prices of iPhones this year will be slightly increased. The smaller iPhone 12 is expected to start from $ 649, while the larger iPhone 12 Pro Max would lead with a starting price of $ 1,099.
According to leaker Jon Prosser, the iPhone 12 Max, which has a Pro-sized screen and iPhone 12 specs, would start at $ 749 while the iPhone 12 Pro would set you back $ 999. Rumors say an iPhone 12 4G could roll out this year as well, if it does it would cost a very competitive $ 549.