iPhone 12 (iPhone 2020) : data sheet, price, release date
iPhone12: A new design? OLED for everyone? 5G compatible ? A more affordable entry ticket ? A postponed exit ? We have compiled the most credible predictions about the iPhone 2020 (iPhone 12) that should be released this fall.
More than a year after the release of the iPhone 11, the portrait-robot of their successors is already very advanced although nothing has been confirmed by the firm in La Pomme. One thing is sure for now, the iPhone 12 (iPhone 2020) will run under iOS 14. Their presentation would be imminent since the South China Morning Post revealed that the Foxconn factories were running at full speed. This should take place on October 13 or 14.
During its keynote on September 15, Apple presented an Apple Watch Series 6, an Apple Watch SE, an iPad Air 2020, an iPad 8 but no iPhone.
iPhone 2020 (iPhone 12): the most credible rumors
>> Apple A14 chip - credibility index: 90%.
>> 4 models: iPhone 12 (5.4 inches), iPhone 12 Max (6.1 inches), iPhone 12 Pro (6.1 inches), iPhone 12 Pro Max (6.7 inches) - credibility rating: 70%.
>> A design reminiscent of the iPhone 5 - credibility rating: 70%.
>> An OLED screen for all declinations - credibility index: 70%.
>> 5G compatible - credibility index: 70%.
iPhone 2020: the summary of the rumors
The rumors relayed below are classified in an antechronological order (from the most recent to the oldest).
Hull labels reveal the names of the four iPhones
The DuanRui Twitter account shared a photo of three labels displaying the names of four iPhone 12 models. On the menu in October would be an iPhone 12 mini, an iPhone 12, an iPhone 12 Pro and an iPhone 12 Pro Max.
64GB of storage for iPhone mini 5.4 and 6.1 base models
Blogger Jon Prosser shared on Twitter several rumors about the internal memory capacity of the 5.4-inch iPhone 12 mini and the 6.1-inch iPhone 12.
An iPhone 12 mini in the box?
Four iPhones are expected to be introduced in October. Among them would be a 5.4-inch model named iPhone 12 mini.
A launch in two stages
Apple is reportedly planning to release the 6.7 and 5.4 inch iPhone one month before the 6.1 inch models, according to the latest Digitimes report.
A first event scheduled for September 8
Apple would hold a conference on September 8. Some think it is the traditional Apple keynote, while others expect a press release.
Price increase for the iPhone 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max
The analysis and consulting firm TrendForce believes that the positioning of the iPhone 12 and in particular the Pro and Pro Max versions will be more premium. On the other hand, the classic iPhone 12 could be less expensive than the iPhone 11.
A smaller battery to reduce 5G costs
According to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the Apple-based firm is looking to save money on the battery of its iPhone 12 to make them 5G compatible.
The week of October 12 would be the week of the iPhone 12
Leaker Jon Prosser says Apple will lift the veil on its next smartphones on October 12. The Apple Watch Series 6 and the new iPad will have their first keynote on September 7.
The quality of the photo module questioned
Genius Electronic Optical, one of the Apple's suppliers, has identified quality issues with the iPhone 12 module. This could impact Apple's schedule.
Delay in the release of the iPhone 12
The coronavirus crisis has had a significant impact on all industries. At Apple, this would result in a delay in the production of the iPhone 12 according to Qualcomm. They would be available this year towards the end of October or early November.
Two keynotes for the end of the year
Apple is expected to introduce the iPhone 12 at the end of the year, as well as a new Apple Watch (Series 6), an entry-level iPad and an AirPower wireless charging tray - which was cancelled due to design issues. See you on September 8 and October 27.
... and no AC adapter
Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says Apple will not include an AC adapter in the iPhone 12 box, and he also assures that the Apple firm will forego wired headphones.
No earphones in the box...
After having removed the mini-jack port from its smartphones, Apple would have decided not to include EarPods from the iPhone 12 probably with the intention to push the consumer to its AirPods.
Visually halfway between iPhone 5 and iPad Pro
Several metal molds circulating on the canvas give us a glimpse of what the next Apple iPhone might look like.