iPhone 12 rumors: Apple is likely to launch new 5G iPhone in October

Current iPhone 11.

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In August, Apple apparently leaked 10 event dates on your YouTube channel. But recent invitations sent by the company confirm that it is an online event Is actually scheduled for 15 September. During this presser, we expect Apple to have the new iPhone 12, 12 Pro and 12 Max (Apple has not confirmed the names of the phones, but instead we will go with them now).

This is because we usually see new flagship iPhones in September, Kovid-19 Outbreak Forced suppliers to close or operate at limited capacity in China. this Apple’s inventory was affected not only in SeptemberBut it may affect Sales, too. Apple also discontinued it American Retail StoreAlthough now some Reopened in limited ways. It all ended Apple’s confirmation will be delayed On the iPhone 11 sequel, probably in late October.

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Despite such disruptions and Apple’s veil of secrecy, there are some things we do know about the iPhone 12. From what we’ve seen of iOS 14 and its public beta so far, we can expect the phone to have software features like widgets, app libraries and picture-in-picture. Unofficial hardware rumors include 3D depth sensing on its rear cameras and new screen sizes. Adding 5G connectivity would also make sense considering Apple’s main opponent, Samsung, launched several 5G phones this year, including the recent Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra, as well as the flagship Galaxy S20 phones.

Until any of that happens though, check back often as we will continue to update it with the most probable and compelling rumors. And if you’re already planning to get the device, here are three things you can do now to prep for the iPhone 12.

Top iPhone 12 rumors

  • Apple said the iPhone 12 will be available “a few weeks later” than the usual mid-September launch. An October release date is possible. 
  • There may be four iPhone 12 models in three different screen sizes: the iPhone 12 (5.4-inch), 12 Max (6.1-inch), 12 Pro (6.1-inch) and 12 Pro Max (6.7-inch).
  • iPhone 12 base model may be cheaper than the iPhone 11’s $699 starting price.
  • iPhone 12 phones may have 5G.
  • iPhone 12 may not come with earbuds or a power adapter.
  • iPhone 12 may come in dark blue.
  • iPhone 12’s rear-facing camera(s) may have 3D depth-sensing technology.

Announcement date: Possibly October

In what appeared to be a misstep on Apple’s part, a Twitter user posted a screenshot of a possible Apple livestream event scheduled for Sept. 10. The event date and time appeared on Apple’s YouTube page and then was taken down.

We now know, however, that Apple is holding an event on Sept. 15, and it most likely won’t be about the iPhone. This still leaves the date of the iPhone 12 announcement up in the air. Another mobile leaker and Front Page Tech host Jon Prosser reported that the iPhone 12 will be introduced during an Oct. 12 event and will ship out Oct. 19, for instance.


Apple’s invitation to its Sept. 15 event. iPhones are not expected to be announced.


Release date: iPhone 12 may not ship out until October

Despite Apple’s largest manufacturer, Foxconn, assuring investors it should still make its fall timeline, The Wall Street Journal reported that the iPhone 12 could face delays. This is due to the coronavirus pandemic and its unprecedented effect on manufacturing and consumer demands. The report estimated that Apple may wait until October to announce or launch the phone, which is about a month after the iPhone’s usual launch. 

Apple CFO Luca Maestri all but confirmed this on a quarterly earnings call, saying, “This year, we project supply to be available a few weeks later” than last year’s mid-September launch. 

Others have suggested not a single launch date but several. A rumor floated by DigiTimes and picked up by MacRumors, suggested that Apple may launch its 2020 iPhones in multiple stages. The two 6.1-inch iPhone models may launch first, with the 6.7- and 5.4-inch variants coming later. (For more on the different speculated iPhone sizes, read more below.)

Price: iPhone 12 may be cheaper than iPhone 11

When the iPhone 11 debuted last year, we were pleasantly surprised that its base model cost $699, which was $50 cheaper than 2018’s iPhone XR. This trend may continue, with one tech analyst 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.

5G: iPhone 12 may have next-gen connectivity

Several rumors are predicting that Apple will include 5G connectivity this year. More specifically, Apple analyst Ming-chi Kuo expects the company to unveil three 5G phones, and Fast Company reported that Apple may use its own proprietary 5G antennas.

There are a couple of reasons why the company didn’t jump on the trend in 2019. First, Apple usually isn’t the first in on mobile trends, preferring instead to perfect an emerging technology before committing to it. For example, it was behind its competitors in making phones with 3G and 4G LTE connectivity when those networks just launched. 


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Second, Apple stopped working with the leading 5G modem provider, Qualcomm, because of a dispute over Qualcomm’s licensing fees. The two companies settled their litigation in April 2019, and then agreed to 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 rivals released their 5G models, like the Galaxy S10 5G, LG V50 5G and OnePlus 7 Pro 5G.

Whatever its start date though, Apple releasing a 5G phone is notable not only because the phone will be able to connect to the next-gen network, but also because this standout feature won’t be entirely under Apple’s control. 5G networks are built by carriers and Apple is taking a risk because users all across the country will have different experiences on this nascent network depending on their coverage. 

Design: iPhone 12 may be similar (or not) to iPhone 11

Every other year, Apple usually makes notable cosmetic changes to its iPhone to freshen up its look, much to the delight of anticipating buyers. But a report by Japanese publication Mac Otakara, citing an unnamed Chinese supplier, reported that the iPhone 12 will look similar to the iPhone 11. The only possible difference is that the iPhone 12’s edges will be slightly bowed.

On the other hand, Apple is also speculated to completely revamp 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 drive up sales and result in a “super cycle” for Apple.

Accessories: iPhone 12 may not come with EarPods or Power Adapter

In one of the more unpopular rumors, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo reported that Apple iPhone 12 cannot include its wired earpod headphones in the box. This would be a move to encourage people to buy the company’s wireless AirPods Instead. Apple has since incorporated EarPod headphones IPhone 5 release in 2012, So this would be a notable change. Airpod and Airpod pro Earbuds are currently priced at $ 159 (£ 159, AU $ 249) and $ 249 (£ 249, AU $ 399) respectively.


The iPhone 12 may not come with a power adapter.

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Ming-Chi Kuo hopes that iPhone 12 will ship without a power adapter Also, according to 9to5Mac. The reason for the cost is primarily – by foregoing this, Apple may keep costs down when loading phones with 5G components. It will also help with lower freight costs as the packaging size will shrink.

Apple will not be alone in the change. Samsung’s Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra Don’t even come with headphones – However if you really need a pair, Samsung will send them for free. But contrary to the power adapter rumor, the Note phone Still come with charger in box.

Processor: iPhone 12 will likely be A14 Bionic

Given that the latest iPhones feature the A13 Bionic processor, it is highly likely that the next proprietary chipset will be called the A14 Bionic. And like every year, we expect it to be much faster and efficient than the predecessor. Notably though, an Apple leaker on Twitter, KomiyaReported that the A14 would have a CPU gain of 40% and a GPU gain of 50%.

Color: iPhone 12 Pro may come in dark blue

Last year Apple introduced Midnight Green color on the iPhone 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max. what Do you like shades or notColor version actually Sold well as expected. There is a possibility that Apple will launch another new color this year, Navy Blue on iPhone 12 Pro According to the XDA developer. This will be on trend as Blue is the color pick for both Pantone to include “Phantom Blue” in its color forecast for the New Year (“Classic Blue”) and Shutterstock for 2020.

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Specs and Display: Four possible iPhone 12 models

This is one of the more enduring rumors about upcoming iPhones Apple may introduce new screen sizes. One of the iPhone 12s may have a 5.4-inch screen (among current iPhones, the new iPhone SE has the smallest display, measuring 4.7 inches). And the iPhone 2020 Pro Max can go up to 6.7 inches (for reference, the iPhone 11 Pro Max 6.5 inch display).

There is also speculation that the performance of the iPhone 12 Will have a 120Hz refresh rate And he might iPhone 12 Pro may have a promotion display, Which is currently featured Ipad pro. Most phones are 60 frames per second or 60Hz, but refreshed on other phones such as the Galaxy S20 and A OnePlus 8 Pro Refresh at 120Hz. With high refresh rates, a phone feels fast and smooth when scrolling through things like web pages and apps.


A render of what the iPhone 12 might look like.

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With the possibility of new display sizes, it is rumored that Apple will be expanding its iPhone line, moving around. In December 2019, CNET’s Lexy Savvides wrote:

According to JPMorgan analyst Samik Chatterjee, Apple will release four new iPhone 12 models in the fall of 2020: 5.4-inch models, two 6.1-inch phones and 6.7-inch phones. These will all have OLED displays.

These size predictions were also supported this week by analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who believes that the iPhone 5. Pro’s current 5.8-inch size may be far. So one of the 5.4-inch and 6.1-inch models will be a low-end device, presumably called the iPhone 12. Then more expensive phones will have other 6.1-inch and 6.7-inch iPhone 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max, respectively.

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Camera: iPhone 12 may have 3D deep sensing

Since the iPhone X, the new iPhones have front-facing cameras with 3D depth sensing. Is known Face id, This feature scans your face to unlock your phone and authorize digital payments. It is rumored that Apple may take it up a notch and introduce the same system in rear cameras. In August 2019, CNET’s Vanessa Orellana wrote:

Longtime Apple analyst Ming Chi Ku (via MacRumors and 9to5Mac) said he expects two 2020 iPhones models to have a new time-of-flight camera lens on the back of the phone. 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 can allow it to remotely 3D map objects. It will greatly improve its augmented reality applications and take some camera features such as portrait mode to the next level.

Renders with iPhone camera camera array integrating depth sensing lens Several Online Commentators Saying that the possible camera layout of the iPhone 12 is similar to the stovetop.

It is unclear how many of the new iPhones will be equipped with this feature, if any.

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