Here are the standout rumors about the upcoming iPhone 12, 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max.
With the launch of the new iPad Pro, MacBook Air and Magic Keyboard accessories March 18, Apple is still forcing American retail stores to close all its stores outside China and indefinitely, despite the novel’s coronavirus dropping the product in the pipeline. This may mean that the plans for the iPhone 11 phone sequels are still on schedule. But it faces unknown water in front of the upcoming iPhones 12, 12 Pro and 12 Max (Apple doesn’t confirm the names of the phones, but we’ll get to it now) – Chinese suppliers are already shutting down or are operating in a limited capacity because of the outbreak, which is due in September. And sales can affect sales. Apple CEO Tim Cook also warned investors that the company could not meet the Q2 guidelines this year.
Nonetheless, rumors are circulating around the iPhone 12 phones, and we imagine that will continue until their expected announcement in September. In addition to the introduction of 3D depth-sensing on its rear cameras and new screen sizes, speculation has begun that Apple will seamlessly incorporate a feature on the iPhone that will make it competitive with its competitors: 5G. Its main competitor Samsung is understood to consider three new 5G phones this year, the Galaxy S20, S20 Plus, and S20 Ultra.
There is a chance that Apple will launch a long-awaited sequel to the iPhone SE (also known as the iPhone 9 or iPhone SE2) during the year – though any event at Apple in March seems impossible now. Although none of this happens until we come back often because we will continue to update it with the most likely and interesting rumors.
- iPhone 11 and 12 could look similar….
- …or completely different
- iPhone 12 Pro could come in a dark blue
- iPhone 12 could have bigger and smaller screens
- Apple may launch five new iPhones this year…
- … which may include the iPhone 9
- iPhone 12 could usher in 5G (or not?)
- iPhone 12 may have 3D depth sensing in rear cameras
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iPhone 11 and 12 could look similar….
Every other year, Apple usually makes significant cosmetic changes to the iPhone to make its appearance look new, much to the delight of prospective buyers. However, a report citing a Japanese supplier named Mac Otakahara, a Japanese publication, said that the iPhone 12 would look like the iPhone 11. Unfortunately, the only possible difference is that the edges of the iPhone 12 will be slightly tilted.
…or completely different
Apple, on the other hand, is also planning to remake the item design with a full plane (similar to the new iPad). This could be attributed to Wedbush analyst Dan Ives’ “perfect storm of demand” that will boost sales and, in turn, create Apple’s “supercycle.”
iPhone 12 Pro could come in a dark blue
Last year, Apple introduced a midnight green color on the iPhone 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max. Whether you like your shade or not, the color look is actually better sold than expected. There may be a possibility this year that Apple will launch a new color, Navy Blue, on the iPhone 12 Pro, according to the XDA developer. It will be on-trend as both blue has included New Year’s Pantone color pick (“Classic Blue”) and “Phantom Blue” in the color prediction of Shutterstock 2020.
iPhone 12 could have bigger and smaller screens
One of the more persistent rumors about upcoming iPhones is that Apple may introduce a new screen size. The iPhone 12 may have a 5.4-inch screen (of the current iPhones, the iPhone 11 Pro has the smallest display, measuring 5.8 inches). And the iPhone 2020 Pro Max can go up to 6.7 inches (for reference, the iPhone 11 Pro Max has a 6.5-inch display).
There is speculation that the display of the iPhone 12 will have a 120Hz refresh rate. Most phones refresh at 60 frames or 60Hz per second, but other phones like OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro refresh at 90Hz. The Razer Phone 2 gaming handset has a 120Hz display as well. With a higher refresh rate, a phone feels faster and more comfortable when scrolling through things like web pages and applications.
Apple may launch five new iPhones this year…
Apple may launch five new iPhones this year…
With the possibility of new display size, rumors are swirling around that Apple will expand its iPhone line. In December 2019, CNET’s Luxe Savides wrote:
According to JPMorgan analyst Samic Chatterjee, Apple will release 12 new models of iPhones by 2021: a 5.5-inch model, two .1.5-inch phones and a 7.7-inch phone. All of them will have OLED displays.
Predictions of this size were backed by analyst Ming-Chi Kuo this week, who believes the current 5.8-inch size of the iPhone 11 Pro could be gone. So the 5.4-inch and 6.1-inch models will have a lower-end device, which is probably called the iPhone 12 Then, respectively.
… which may include the iPhone 9
Then the fifth iPhone will be a sequel to the iPhone SE, which is rumored to look more like the iPhone 5, probably called the iPhone 9 or iPhone SE2, the smaller phone that will be the first “low-cost” iPhone after 2016, when the iPhone SE debuted at $399. We saw the first quarter of 2020 in the first quarter. According to Bloomberg, Apple is expected to begin production in February, with a deadline to open in early March. However, due to health concerns surrounding the coronavirus, all that can be delayed.
iPhone 12 could usher in 5G (or not?)
Several rumors are speculating that Apple will include 5G connectivity this year. More specifically, Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo expects the company to unveil three 5G phones, and the fast company has announced that Apple can use its own proprietary 5G antenna.
There are several reasons why the company may not have made this trend in 2019. First, Apple is generally not the first on mobile trends, preferring instead of perfecting an emerging technology before making a promise. For example, competitors were behind on making phones with 3G and 4G LTE connectivity when the networks were barely launched.
Second, Apple has stopped working with Qualcomm, a leading 5G modem provider, over disputes over Qualcomm’s license fees. The two companies settled their lawsuit in April 2019 and have since agreed to a multi-year 5G chip contract. This forced Intel to finally exit the 5G phone modem business entirely, a previous partner of Apple’s 5G modems, and Apple later acquired Intel’s smartphone modem business for $1 billion. Apple is still working with Qualcomm, but it was too late to launch the 5G phone last year when some of its rivals released their 5G models, such as the Galaxy S10 5G, LG V50 5G, and OnePlus 7 Pro 5G.
iPhone 12 may have 3D depth sensing in rear cameras
Since the iPhone X, the new iPhone has a front-facing camera that has 3D depth sensing. Known as Face ID, this feature scans your face to unlock your phone and approve digital payments. Rumor has it that Apple may take a hiatus and launch the same system on the rear camera. In August 2019, Vanessa Orellana of CNET wrote:
Long-time Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo (via MacRumors and 9to5Mac) says he is expecting a new time-of-flight camera lens behind the phones of the two models of the 2020 iPhone. The setup will be similar to the current True Depth camera system used for Face ID on the front of the phone, except that it will use a slightly different type of technology that allows it to be more distant 3D map objects. It will significantly improve its augmented reality applications and take certain camera features like portrait mode to the next level.