The iPhone 12 is expected to be Apple’s biggest iPhone launch in years, and will reportedly be its first iPhone to come with 5G connectivity and other significant upgrades.
Apple is reportedly worried that people won’t have the money to buy new iPhones this year. The entry-level version of the iPhone 12 could be even cheaper than the iPhone 11. For reference, The 5.4-inch iPhone 12 may start at $650, making it $50 less expensive than the $700 iPhone 11, according to Jon Prosser.
Kuo said that iPhone 12 will come in four different versions:
A 5.4-inch iPhone, two 6.1-inch iPhones, and a 6.7-inch iPhone. While all of these iPhones are expected to bring some major changes like a new revamped design, 5G, and new three-dimensional (3D) camera similar to the iPad Pro’s new Lidar sensor.
Small OLED Screen
- Apple’s iPhone 12 could come in a new size: a 5.4-inch variant that would be noticeably smaller than the current 5.8-inch iPhone 11 Pro. Apple could move entirely away from LCD screen technology in favor of OLED(Organic Light-Emitting Diodes) for all of its new iPhones this year. OLED displays typically offer better contrast and deeper blacks compared to LCD screens, but they cost more.
New 3D Camera
- This year’s new iPhone will reportedly have an upgraded 3D camera for augmented reality. The camera actually a laser, sensor, and software system emits light to measure the distance between the phone and various objects and surfaces in front of it.
- All of Apple’s new iPhones are also expected to support 5G connectivity via Qualcomm’s 5G modem. Other than 5G connectivity, Apple could surpass Samsung and Huawei to lead the market for 5G smartphones in 2020, even though these companies have already launched 5G-enabled smartphones long before Apple.
- The company’s next processor will be called the A14 Bionic, typically the latest processor in all of its new iPhone models, so it seems likely that it will continue to do so this year.
According to reports published from Nikkei Asian last week, “The tech giant may be preparing to delay the release of the new Apple’s 5G iPhone because of coronavirus-related challenges and economic fallout.”