The annual refresh of the iPhone is one of the biggest events in tech: it’s the phone that many aspire to own, one that sets trends and the phone that all others are looking to better.
While leaks and rumours are nothing new to the tech world, getting information about new Apple devices is fairly rare. They don’t tend to leak as comprehensively as a Samsung or Google phone but we’re gathering up everything we hear about the new iPhone right here.
Apple iPhone 12 Release Date
Typically Apple holds its iPhone event in second week of September and normally on a Tuesday. The company followed the same pattern for the 2019 iPhones – announcing them on 10 September 2019.
If the company follows suit again in 2020, we’d expect 8 September 2020 to be a good bet for the launch event of the iPhone 2020.
One unknown is around the spread of coronavirus and the effect it could have on new tech launches later in the year – including the iPhone 12.
The Names Of The New iPhones
Before 2017, it was pretty easy to predict what the next iPhone would be called. Following the iPhone 3G up to the iPhone 8.
With the iPhone 11, 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max having launched in 2019, it’s pretty likely the 2020 iPhones will be called the iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max. There may be an additional iPhone 12 Max to the series.
Apple Iphone 12 Design
The Apple iPhone 12 models are reported to be coming with a new design, according to rumours. It’s not yet clear what the design might be – though some renders show squarer edges compared to the rounded edges we have been used to since the iPhone 6.
We’re hoping to see a reduced notch for the 2020 models or no notch at all. There has been a patent filed for a notch-less phone, but how Face ID would be accommodated remains a puzzle. There will also be the glass back which was featured on the iPhone 11 series.
Apple Iphone 12 Displays
Rumours suggest that all 2020 iPhones will have an OLED display. Currently, the iPhone 11 has an LCD display, while the Pro models have OLED. There’s also reports of a variable refresh rate and a change in sizes, with 120Hz refresh rate reported.
Apparently we might get a 5.8-inch model, a 6.1-inch models and 6.5-inch models we have at the moment. Some speculation also suggests in-display fingerprint sensors.
Apple Iphone 12 Cameras
There have also been predictions of a quad camera on the iPhone 12 Pro Max, with a ToF sensor or Lidar sensor as in the 2020 iPad Pro. However, the general consensus is for there to be a triple camera again but yes, with a new sensor. As well as portrait mode, the new sensor will also help with ARKit apps.
Apple Iphone 12 Hardware And Software
We expect to see the A14 chip under the hood of the iPhone 12 models, with all offering the same hardware and we expect to see them all launch on iOS 14, which we will likely hear more about at Apple’s developer event in June.
We also expect all three models to feature the U1 chip – which will bring with enhanced short-range location and sharing. There are rumors that 5G networks will be on the new iPhones.
Apple iPhone 12 Price
The price of the new iPhones will be starting at $900.