With just a few months left in the year, it seems like Apple is finally ready to unveil the new iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro models. According to the rumors, we have been hearing so far, Four new iPhone models are expected to be launched at a fall 2020 event. Various credible sources have confirmed these rumors and have also pointed out that the upcoming 2020 iPhone models will promise a slew of new features, improvements, and big changes to the iPhone lineup after many years of waiting.
The highly anticipated iPhone 12 will include a new design and an all-new appearance, something that has not been done since the iPhone 6 was released back in 2014. Fans will be relieved to hear that the new iPhone will offer much better performance with the introduction of the A14 Bionic processor. Other features to look forward to include; the new LiDAR cameras, OLED display, 120Hz refresh rate, and 5G Network and connectivity support.
iPhone 12 Models
As mentioned earlier, four new iPhone models are expected to be released this fall. According to Ming-Chi Kuo, the most trusted source of Apple rumors, the 2020 iPhone 12 models will include a 5.4 inches model, two 6.1 inches models, and a 6.7-inch model. All upcoming models are expected to include 5G Network capability and OLED displays, Kuo says.
- The 5.4-inch model could possibly be the entry-level iPhone 12 with a screen size similar to the iPhone 11 Pro.
- The 6.1-inch models will include a lower-end model with specs similar to the 5.4-inch model and a higher-end model with way better specs and performance.
- The 6.7-inch model will likely be labeled iPhone 12 Pro Max if Apple follows the same naming conventions as its predecessors.
The new iPhone 12 models are expected to include a new design, dropping off the design of the rounded side that was adopted when the iPhone 6 came out. According to MacRumors, the newest iPhones will revert to the older iPhone design with flat metal-edges and significantly larger displays. A picture of dummy models released by MacRumors suggests that Apple is returning to the glory days of the iPhone 5 and the iPhone SE. Bloomberg has also reported that the newer models will have squared edges with stainless steel material for expensive models and aluminum for the cheaper models.
All of the upcoming iPhone 12 models will have support for 5G networks, however, we don’t know which models will get which flavor of 5G. According to a report released by Fast Company, only one of the iPhone models will include the fastest 5G speed using mmWave technology. The iPhone 12 Pro Max is the only model that has a large enough space to accommodate a mmWave antenna. The other models are too small and have a very short battery life to compensate for the heavy battery drain. The other models will likely have support for sub-6-GHz 5G, albeit slower than mmWave, this band can reach up to speeds of 2Gbps.
Charger and Headphones not included
Probably one of the biggest and most controversial changes that Apple has implemented this year, is the removal of the in-box charger and headphones. According to Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple is removing these items in an attempt to reduce electronic waste and move towards a more environment-friendly approach. However, the iPhones will still include a Lightning to USB-C cable, which will allow users to charge their phones via their computers or by connecting to an Apple-compatible power adapter.
Expected Price Tag
According to the latest rumors, the expected price tags for upcoming models can be seen below. Be advised though, as these prices are not officially confirmed by Apple.
- iPhone 12 Price
- 64 GB – $699
- 128 GB – $749
- 258 GB – $849
- iPhone 12 Max Price
- 64 GB – $799
- 128 GB – $849
- 256 GB – $949
- iPhone 12 Pro Price
- 128GB – $1049
- 256GB – $1149
- 512GB – $1349
- iPhone 12 Pro Max Price
- 128GB – $1149
- 256GB – $1249
- 512GB – $1449