iPhone 12

By on Aug 27, 2020 in Technology

The annual release of a new iPhone is a big deal for Apple tech lovers. Although the company doesn’t really release advance leaks about their new editions, there are always rumors of anticipated new features. Apple should launch its new set of phones in the month of September as usual, but the coronavirus outbreak could delay its release date. The new devices will be likely called iPhone 12, iPhone Max, iPhone Pro and iPhone Pro Max as since the iPhone 3G up to the iPhone 8 release, the company used sequential numbers for their names. There are also a lot of discussions about whether a 5G phone will be released, but many believe that all new devices will have this connectivity.

The four models that are expected to launch this fall are:

  • 4-inch iPhone 12
  • 1-inch iPhone 12 Max
  • 1-inch iPhone 12 Pro
  • 7-inch iPhone 12 Pro Max

iPhone 12 Design and Displays

The Apple iPhone 12 is supposed to be taking us back in time, before the release of iPhone 6, and have squarer edges compared to the past phones which had more rounded edges. Oher sources have shown that the devices will be slightly larger, due to its larger displays, but thinner overall than last year’s models—7.4mm for the 6.7-inch device, compared to the 8.1mm iPhone 11 Pro Max.

Many iPhone 11 users are hoping for a free-notch phone, or a reduced notch, but without it how would a face recognition be possible? In terms of displays, all devices should have OLED displays, compared to the current version of iPhone 11 which has LCD display, with only the Pro models having OLED.

Regarding the hardware of the new device, a A14 processor, 4GB of RAM and 128 GB or 256GB of storage to choose from will be available. Images released by designer Jonas Daehnert, show that the iPhone 12 Pro could also have a fourth camera, a 3D one,  which is said to be a LiDAR sensor for more immersive augmented realty applications, like the one that Apple added in the 2020 iPad Pro models. The feature in the iPad Pro, uses reflected light to measure the distance from the sensor to surrounding objects that are up to 16.4 feet away and it works both indoors and outdoors. It basically maps the environment around you at the photon level at nano-second speed. Apple may also be planning to improve Smart HDR for better low-light performance.

Color Variations

The iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max come in silver, gold, space grey and midnight green colors and the lower-cost version iPhone 11 Is available in various bright colors such as green, yellow, purple, red, as well as black and white. Is expected that the iPhone 12 could follow the same color scheme as for the current generation. Apple tweaks the options based on which colors were most popular. For the XR version, the company released white, black, blue, yellow, coral and red versions, but for 2019 releases, Apple discontinued the blue and the coral versions, instead it replaced them with purple and green. So, we can expect the company will decide which colors will be launched this year based on people’s preferences. What we can see almost for sure, is that for the more expensive devices, the company will use the classic iPhone colors: gold, silver and silver grey. Although midnight green had success, rumors say it will be replaced by navy blue.

Due to travel restrictions and production capacity, it is unknown if the company will make their target launch date. There are rumors suggesting a month’s delay, but at this point, the wait-at-see approach is the only approach.