Posted by @EverythingApplePro On Twitter, the clip is most noticeable for showing the new LiDAR scanner that will add to the phone’s augmented reality capabilities (the same LiDAR scanner that is already in the iPad Pro).
You can also see the rumored design for this year’s iPhones: the handset is said to be borrowed from Apple’s premium tablet in exchange for the iPhone 4’s look.
A stainless steel and matte glass finish is also in evidence, and given how good it is with previous rumors, as well as the reputation of the leaker, we’d say there’s a good chance it’s actually an iPhone 12 part .
Here it is Official iPhone 12 Pro Chassis Leaked. Confirms mostly the same camera with the new LiDAR placement, 5G antenna such as flat sides, magnet cutouts and smart connectors? This confirms that the 6.1 Pro model will also get LiDAR. October cannot come soon. pic.twitter.com/YifSX7SWxhSeptember 11, 2020
We are expecting four new iPhones to be unveiled by Apple this year: 5.4-inch iPhone 12, 6.1-inch iPhone Max, 6.1-inch iPhone 12 Pro and 6.7-inch iPhone Pro Max, in increasing order of price.
The big unknown is when they will officially break cover. In a typical year, the new iPhones were launched in the first week of September, but the 2020 batch has been delayed for obvious reasons – they may not show until October.
Apple has held an event for next week, Tuesday September 15, but the consensus seems to be that a new Apple Watch and a new iPad Air will be announced. If iPhones get mention, they probably won’t go on sale for a while.
The iPhone 12 handset is strongly rumored to come with 5G, or at least the option of 5G, as well as year-over-year improvements in terms of performance and photo-shooting capabilities. We will let you know as soon as they are official.