iPhone 12 - release date, leaks and what we expect from Apple in 2020

The whole world expects the presentation of a new line of smartphones from Apple, which will be held this year. On the

flagship iPhone 12 delivered largebids. If we talk about the iPhone 11, then the main updates to the smartphone are additional power, and new camera settings, although on the eve of the release of eleven, 5G support was expected, the function of reverse charging and other useful features. Today, there is already a lot of different information and assumptions about what the latest “apple” flagship will be like. Based on the available information leaks, we can assume that the design and display of the expected iPhone will be updated, the camera will be supplemented with new features, and we can also expect support for the 5G protocol and many other innovations. In any case, it is assumed that the iPhone 12 will be significantly different from previous models and will become a real "monster" of Apple over the past decade.
So what should we expect this year: will the iPhone 12 become truly “new”, or just an updated version of existing models?

What will the future iPhone 2020 be called?

Accurate data on what will be the naming of the newthere are no Apple flagship lines yet. But, based on last year’s experience, we can assume the release of three smartphones, called the iPhone 12/12 Pro and 12 Pro Max. No 12s!
However, according to Apple analystspreparing not three, but four iPhone 2020 models. Two of them will be budget options with screens in sizes of 6.1 ″ and 5.4 ″. In addition, it is expected that for the first time will be presented a smartphone with a reduced, rather than traditionally enlarged display.
“Proshki” 2020 will be equipped with displays with diagonals of 6.1 and 6.7 inches. For comparison, it is worth noting that the iPhone 11 Pro Max has a display size of 6.5 inches.

IPhone 12 Design

The notorious analyst Ming Chi Kuo providesdata on the basis of which significant changes in the design of the new iPhone 12 can be expected, in contrast to current models. According to him, the main changes relate to the shape of the case. The new model will receive a metal frame with right angles, similar to that of a four and the side faces in the form of a rectangle (like the 2018 iPad Pro). According to insiders, an innovative metal casting method will be used to create the iPhone 12 case, which will actually make the product more expensive.
Insider Ben Geskin, in turn, repeats about the redesign of the front panel. On his iPhone 12 renderers, he shows a smartphone where the so-called “monobrow” is practically absent.

There is a version that one of the futurephones may not have a notch at all, since the manufacturers plan to integrate a front camera under the screen. If this happens, then it is expected that it will be the most expensive model of the iPhone 12 with such a modification.
Apple is supposed to be developing a newFace ID technology, which will result in a modified and potentially finer notch. Presumably, the company is testing several combinations, including those that minimize front optics so much that they fit on the top panel. According to another version, it is proposed to exclude the Face ID function in favor of a fingerprint scanner under the screen.
Again, a later leak suggests thatthe design will actually remain the same, with the exception of some differences in camera location and size. Based on this information, the 5.4-inch iPhone will get a height of about 131 mm, the 6.1-inch will be about 147 mm, and the 6.7-inch model may be slightly higher than the 158-mm iPhone 11 Pro Max. The changes will affect another parameter of the case thickness, for the iPhone 12 it will be 7.4 mm, while the iPhone 11 Pro Max has as much as 8.1 mm.

iPhone 12 with OLED display

According to insiders, the expected frequencyDisplay updates will be 120 Hz. A useful functional extension will be the ability to select the desired frequency indicator: 60 Hz in battery saver mode, 120 Hz for games and more powerful tasks. The LCD screens that Apple plans to abandon will most likely be replaced by OLED displays.

As we have already indicated, the updated line-upsmartphones will receive three size variations, with a diagonal of 5.4, 6.1 and 6.7 inches. About more accurate characteristics, such as: resolution, pixel density and brightness at the moment there is no information.

iPhone 12: camera

The triple camera of the iPhone 11 Pro produced reala sensation with its capabilities. It is logical that the camera capabilities of the future iPhone 12 Pro model, at least, should not be inferior. It is assumed that the main feature will be the new 3D camera Time of Flight, which will open up a number of new features. Firstly, it will improve image quality, especially in Portrait mode. Secondly, the presence of a Time of Flight camera will provide new opportunities for users to work with additional reality.
Insiders indicate that the iPhone 12 Pro andThe iPhone 12 Pro Max will receive the Time of Flight function along with a three-lens camera, and the standard iPhone 12 (5.4 and 6.1 inches) will receive a dual-lens camera without 3D-perception.

Many sources indicate that the 3D camerawill become the so-called “fourth camcorder”, and the iPhone 12 will receive a system of four cameras: Wide-angle 12-megapixel; 12 megapixel telephoto cameras; 12 megapixel ultra wide angle; 3D cameras Time of Flight.

iPhone 12: when will it be released and what will be the price

Official rumors about iPhone 12 release date so farno, but if we analyze Apple’s previous presentations, it can be argued that this will definitely be the second week of September 2020. Thus, we can assume that we will see the iPhone 12 somewhere around September 8th.
The price of the iPhone 12 is likely to be consistent with current models.
For reference:
- iPhone 11 costs between $ 699 and $ 729 to $ 1,199
- iPhone 11 Pro from $ 999 $ 1,049
- iPhone 11 Pro Max from $ 1,099
But given that the cost of materials for the iPhone 12 may increase, respectively, the prices will be much higher. In any case, we expect the base model of the iPhone 12, starting at $ 700.

Communication, processor and battery iPhone 12

Another big change that is plannedTurn into a new line of Apple smartphones is support for 5G networks. Yes, the iPhone 12 may be the first smartphone to support the 5G standard, unless of course it is ahead of the iPhone SE 2, which is due out in March this year. For the sake of this, Cupertinovtsi even ended the legal war with Qualcomm, the supplier of 5G modems.
But, by the way, Apple clearly does not want to depend onsuppliers, therefore, independently took up the implementation of modems. But launching your own 5G modem before 2022 does not work, so you have to be friends with other manufacturers in order to keep up with revolutionary solutions, given that some Android models received 5G support back in 2019.

The new iPhone 12 plans to become the most powerful phone due to the new A14 Bionic processor. It will also provide longer smartphone life than ever.
RAM should alsoincrease, as analysts claim that the iPhone 12 Pro and Pro Max will get 6 GB, compared with 4 GB in the iPhone 11. The amount of internal memory should also grow, but so far there is no exact data on this.

And so, let's summarize what dramatic changes we expect from the new iPhone 12:

1. Exciting new features

First of all, the new iPhone should not be easygood one. He must be better than expected. It may sound like a vague request, but Apple is one of the largest companies in the world, and if any brand can create a mega cool gadget, then this is Cook's team, so come on, Apple, don't let me down!

2. New design

Obviously, most of all we want to see a new design from the iPhone 12. Apple has been releasing basically the same design for several years now, since it updated the look of the iPhone X.
Of course, some things are fixed, but the essence issame. And it starts to look a little outdated. Great hopes rely on the removal or at least reduction of the notch under the camera, which they plan to hide in the metal frame of the iPhone 12 display.

3. Screen

If Apple still manages to movefront camera for display iPhone 12 - this will surely impress fans of apple products. Also, I would very much like to return the fingerprint scanner, in the case when Face-ID does not work as smoothly as it should.

4. Higher refresh rate

One way somecompanies continue to improve their displays, is to increase the refresh rate compared to the standard 60 Hz. For example, OnePlus 7 Pro has an optional refresh rate of 90 Hz, and Razer Phone 2 up to 120 Hz.
For smoother operation, we would like Apple to offer a higher refresh rate. This is not excluded, especially since some iPad Pro models have a refresh rate of up to 120 Hz.

5. Reinforced battery

For the first time in many years, the iPhone 11 line has createdthe impression that Apple really prefers battery life in their phones. But we want the company to go even further by developing the iPhone 12, or at least not go in the opposite direction.
We are all waiting for the moment when the iPhone comes out, with which you can comfortably carry around for two days without additional charge.

6. Support 5G

Can not but rejoice, rumors about iPhone support12 5G standard. To date, none of the iPhone 11 supports 5G connectivity. Of course, this is not a big problem, since in most countries there is still no 5G coverage. But the release of the iPhone 12 is more than half a year’s time, let's hope that by this time something will change in this matter.

7. Lower price

Every year, we ask Apple to make its prices more affordable. Indeed, the base iPhone 11 is cheaper than the iPhone XR. So it is quite possible to bump into an even lower price on the iPhone 12.

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