The series of Apple’s iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max hasn’t been on sale for a long time but everyone is anxiously having eyes on the company’s 2020 handsets not only because they are diehard fans of iPhone but also for some latest additions in the features.
According to the reports, the New Year’s iPhones will be Apple’s first to support 5G networking. At least one model will support 5Gand all iPhones coming out in 2020 may be based on the faster networking standard. Apart from that, the expected arrival of the iPhone 12 is something having a thrill for its fans. The all-new iPhone 12 has a classy design, in-display Touch ID functionality, and at least two new sizes.
Though it is too early to discuss the features of the iPhone 12, which is expected to be launched in 2020, as anything can be changed between now and the fall of 2020. However, we have still got much to discuss this new entrant in iPhone series so let’s have a look:
iPhone 12 – What are the Gossips?
Everyone is talking about the new iPhone 12 coming up in 2020 and here is all the info what we have gathered till now:
- Apple may be introducing a new camera technology – named ‘sensor-shift’ to the iPhone 12, which will improve image stabilization.
- The iPhone 12 may be slightly more expensive than the rest, estimated as $50 or more according to the latest insights from Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.
- As per the reports, the iPhone 12 will likely be having a larger battery because the battery protection circuits will be smaller in the new iPhone.
- The good news is that Apple will reportedly release five new iPhones in 2020. Reportedly, Kuo predicts a 4.7-inch iPhone SE 2 will debut in the first half of next year, and four iPhone 12 models with 5G will launch next fall.
What is the Expected Release Date of the iPhone 12?
As we know that the iPhone 11 series debuted at an Apple press event organized on September, 10 so with this consideration, it stands to reason that the new iPhone 12 will follow in September 2020. Well… it is merely an estimate; the confirmation is yet to come officially in the year 2020. Another possibility is that Apple would go with an earlier launch in 2020 so that the rival phones couldn’t get a chance to take advantage of their 5G models which are already out in the market. But the final decision would be at the company’s hand and everyone is keenly looking towards the launch.
Expected Price of iPhone 12?
We know you are anxiously waiting to know about it and we have gathered some info to give you an estimate so that you can plan to buy the newbie right after its launch.
The iPhone 11 starts at a fairly affordable $699, while the iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max cost $999 and $1,099 respectively. The wild card is how much 5G support will add to the price of the new iPhone 12.
Most 5G-capable phones coming out this year are priced at a premium compared to conventional models. The Galaxy S10 5G, for example, starts at $1,299 — a $300 premium over the already pricey Galaxy S10+. The newly released Galaxy Note 10 Plus 5G also costs $1,299, which is $200 more than the standard Note 10 Plus.
A usual behavior in the market is being observed that when something new and more of a revolutionary thing comes out, the price of it turns sky-shooting high but as the product or technology continues to be ingested by the users, the price drops with the demand.
One advantage Apple could enjoy by waiting until 2020 for its 5G phone is that the price of 5G components may drop by then, allowing Apple to release the iPhone 12 for around the same price as what you’d pay for an iPhone today. But that’s pure speculation at this point.
iPhone 12’s Design – Something Out-of-the-Box?
According to the report by China Times, Apple is ready to move away from the notch. So the first notch-free iPhone in a long while could arrive by 2020 as per the reports.
Benjamin Geskin, who comes up with a lot of phones renders based on leaks and rumors, has put out a render of a 6.7-inch iPhone that drops the notch and instead installs the iPhone’s TrueDepth camera components inside a thin bezel.
Moreover, there is another report that Apple is looking to phase out the round-edged design it first established with the iPhone 6 series and has carried through to the latest iPhone 11 series. The new-look would evoke the iPhone 4’s matte aluminum band aesthetic, adopting sharper edges with flat sides and flatter front and rear glass slabs.
How Many Models iPhone 12 to Introduce?
A report from analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicts the four different iPhone 12 models for 2020: one at 5.4 inches, two at 6.1 inches and the largest variant measuring 6.7 inches.
Previously, Kuo said that only the 5.4- and 6.7-inch models will feature 5G, while the 6.1-inch handset will be Apple’s iPhone XR and iPhone 11 successors for 2020 and stick with LTE. However, Kuo has now revised his prediction according to which there are strong chances that Android phone makers will be selling 5G phones on the cheap by next year so it makes him confident to forecast that all four 2020 iPhones will have 5G.
iPhone 12 with 12 Cameras – How Come?
As we have recently learned that iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max has featured triple-lens rear cameras for the first time in Apple’s hardware, it is expected to continue for the 2020 versions of the Pro iPhones. It’s also widely expected that the new iPhone 12 will add a new lens, a time-of-flight sensor. Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo expects such an addition to at least two iPhone 12 models.
A time-of-flight sensor can more accurately judge distances. It will help to create better bokeh effects on portrait shots. Moreover, it also helps us predict that the iPhone 12 will be in a better position to support augmented reality apps.
For the rest of the features, we have to wait for 2020 to gift us this amazing version of the iPhone which seems to be an entirely different thing from the predecessors. If we coin it as a technological revolution for iPhone series, it wouldn’t be wrong but to make sure that these predictions are true with the real product, it needs us to wait for the launch.