With Apple’s April launch of the latest iPhone SE for 2020, the company showed that it’s going on with product launches, despite the COVID-19 forcing the company to close its US retail stores temporarily and all its stores outside China. This is likely possible that the upcoming iPhone 12, 12 Pro, and 12 Max [Rumored iPhone names] are still on schedule. However, recent news is suggesting that Apple may delay the new 2020 iPhone models.
This is acceptable with the iPhone 12 sailing into unknown waters. Reseller in China have already closed or are operating on limited capacity because of the outbreak, which may affect not only inventory in September but sales too.
Despite such obstacles, rumors continue to flow around the iPhone 12 phones, which we imagine will continue until they officially launch. In inclusion to maybe introducing new 3D depth-sensing to its rear cameras and new screen sizes, opinion has arisen that Apple will lately include a feature in the iPhone that would make it competitive with its challenger: 5G. This makes true in view of its main rivalry, Samsung, launched several 5G phones this year, including the high-end Galaxy S20 phones and the more budget-friendly Galaxy A series of handsets.
Till any of that happens though, come back often as we will continue to update it with the most probable and compelling rumors.
iPhone 12’s release date may be in October
In spite of Apple’s largest manufacturer, Foxconn, convincing investors it should still make its fall schedule, The Wall Street Journal reported that the iPhone 12 could face slow down. This is due to the COVID-19 pandemic and its uncommon effect on manufacturing and consumer demands. The report stated that Apple may wait until October to announce the phone, which is about a month later the iPhone’s usual launch.
iPhone 12 price can be cheaper than iPhone 11
When the iPhone 11 launched last year, we were agreeably surprised that its base model priced at $699, which was $50 cheaper than 2018’s iPhone XR. This trend may continue, with one tech enthusiast reporting that Apple will price the iPhone 12 at $649 the iPhone 12 Pro at $999 and the iPhone 12 Pro Max at $1,099.
iPhone 12 design: Maybe similar to iPhone 11
Each year, Apple normally makes notable cosmetic changes to its iPhone to refresh its look, much to the charm of anticipating buyers. But a report by Japanese publication Mac Otakara, mentioning an unnamed Chinese supplier, reported that the iPhone 12 will look similar to the iPhone 11. The only possible difference, unfortunately, is that the iPhone 12’s edges will be somewhat curved.
On the other side, Apple is also thinking to completely makeover the iPhone’s design with flat edges (similar to the new iPads). This could trigger what Wedbush analyst Dan Ives called “the perfect storm of demand,” which would increase sales and result in a “supercycle” for Apple.
iPhone 12 Pro’s rumored colors [new dark blue?]
Last year Apple launched a midnight green color on the iPhone 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max. Whether you like the color or not, the color variant actually sold well compared to assumptions. This year there may be a chances that Apple will launch another new shade, navy blue, on the iPhone 12 Pro according to recognized XDA Developer. This would be trending since blue is both Pantone’s color pick for the new year (“classic blue”) and Shutter-stock included “phantom blue” in its color forecast for 2020.
iPhone 12’s possible specs and display sizes
One of the more undergoing rumors about the upcoming iPhones is that Apple may come up with new screen sizes. One of the iPhone 12s may have a 5.4-inch screen. And the iPhone 2020 Pro Max could sport display as large as 6.7 inches.
There’s also a guess that the iPhone 12’s display will have a 120Hz refresh rate and that possibly the iPhone 12 Pro may have a ProMotion display, which is currently featured on the iPad Pro. Most phones have a refresh rate of 60Hz, but other phones, like the Galaxy S20 and the OnePlus 8 Pro refresh rate of 120Hz. With a higher refresh rate, a phone feels a lot faster and smoother when scrolling through things.
iPhone 12’s with 5G connectivity?
Several rumors are stating that Apple will include 5G connectivity this year. To be precise, Apple analyst Ming-chi Kuo anticipates the company to launch three 5G phones and Fast Company reported that Apple may use its inhouse proprietary 5G antennas.
There are a few reasons why the company didn’t go with the trend in 2019. First, Apple usually isn’t the first in on mobile trends, preferring instead to perfect an emerging technology before using it. For example, it was behind its rivals in making phones with 3G and 4G LTE connectivity when those networks just launched.
Second, Apple stopped working with the leading 5G modem provider, Qualcomm, because of an argument over Qualcomm’s licensing fees. Apple and Qualcomm settled their litigation in April 2019 and then settled on a multiyear 5G chip deal. This led to Apple’s previous partner of 5G modems, Intel, to ultimately exit the 5G phone modem business altogether and Apple later acquired Intel’s smartphone modem business for $1 billion. Apple is still working with Qualcomm, but it got started too late to launch a 5G phone last year when a few of its competitors launched their 5G models, like the Galaxy S10 5G, OnePlus 7 Pro 5G, and LG V50 5G.
iPhone 12’s camera may have a 3D depth sensor
As we all know the iPhone X, newer iPhones have front-facing cameras that have 3D depth sensing. Known as Face ID, used to scan your face for unlocking your phone and authorizing digital payments. It’s been rumored that Apple may take it to another level and introduce that same system to the rear cameras.
It’s not yet confirmed how many of the new iPhones would be equipped with this feature if any.
iPhone 12 may not come with EarPods
In one of the more disappointing rumors, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo reported that Apple may not include its wired EarPod headphones in the iPhone 12 box. This would force users to buy the company’s wireless AirPods instead. Apple has included EarPod headphones since the iPhone 5 release in 2012, so this would be an unwelcome change. AirPod and AirPod Pro earbuds are currently priced at $159 (£159, AU$249) and $249 (£249, AU$399), respectively.