Although Apple launched three iPhone 11 models only five months ago in September 2019, it is now rumored that the iPhone 12 is about to come out.However, the name of Apple's upcoming new iPhone hasn't been officially confirmed by Apple and is still named after the iPhone 12. Moreover, curiosity about the iPhone is so high that rumors of the 2021 version of the iPhone have emerged.
It is expected that in September this year, Apple will release 2020 iPhone series products, namely iPhone 12, iPhone 12 pro and iPhone 12 Pro max. It is also predicted that Apple may hold a product launch in March this year to launch the long-awaited new iPhone Se series products, namely iPhone se 2 or iPhone 9.
The iPhone 11 and iPhone 12 may look similar
Every other year, apple usually makes major changes to the design of its iPhone to make the appearance of the product updated, which to a large extent makes prospective buyers happy. But Japanese media MAC otakara quoted a Chinese supplier who gave his name as saying that the iPhone 12 looks similar to the iPhone 11, with the only difference likely to be a slight change in the curvature of the edge of the iPhone 12.
2. IPhone 12 Pro may be dark blue
The iPhone 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max, launched last year, have a midnight green color. Fuselage color matching consumers like, will undoubtedly improve the sales of products. According to the developer forum XDA Developer, Apple's iPhone 12 Pro this year could be another new color - dark blue. This color selection may be in line with this year's consumer color favorite trend. Pantone, the world's leading authority for the development and study of color, has previously announced that the annual representation of 2020 is the elegant "classic blue ". In addition, technology firm Shutterstock includes "phantom blue" in its 2020 popular color forecast.
3. IPhone 12 screen size may be smaller, larger and larger
A more persistent rumor about the upcoming new iPhone is that Apple may adjust the screen size of its product. One of the iPhone 12 series is expected to have a screen size of 5.4 inches. In the current iPhone, the iPhone 11 Pro has the smallest screen, which is 5.8 inches). The iPhone 12 Pro Max screen is expected to reach 6.7 inches. The iPhone 11 Pro Max screen, by contrast, has a 6.5-inch screen.
Apple may launch 5 new iPhone this year
The prediction of screen size of these products is also supported by Ming Chi Kuo, a famous apple product analyst. Guo believes that the 5.8-inch screen configuration currently used by the iPhone 11 Pro will no longer appear in the new iPhone 12 series. The 5.4-inch and one of the 6.1-inch configurations will be low-end devices, presumably the iPhone 12. The more expensive high-end models will be the 6.1-inch and 6.7-inch iPhone 12 pro and iPhone 12 Pro max, respectively.
5. This could include the next iPhone se
At that time, the fifth new iPhone will be the new generation of the iPhone Se series, which is said to look more like the iPhone 8. Maybe it's called iPhone se 2 or iPhone 9. The iPhone se was available in 2016 for $399. Since then, the iPhone se 2 will be the cheapest iPhone.
IPhone se 2 may be on the market in the first quarter of this year, Bloomberg reported. Apple started production of the product in February, and consumers may see it as early as March.
6. Is iPhone 12 5g?
Apple's 2020 iPhone is rumored to have 5g connectivity. Apple analyst Guo Mingfu expects the company to launch three 5g phones. In addition, fast company, a leading us business magazine, reported that Apple's 2020 iPhone may use its own proprietary 5g antenna.
Apple's 2019 iPhone doesn't add 5g features for several reasons. First, apple usually doesn't take the lead in adopting new mobile technology in the industry, but rather waits until the new technology matures to commit to it. For example, when 3G and 4G LTE networks were just launched, apple lagged behind its competitors in manufacturing mobile phones with 3G and 4G LTE connectivity.
Second, apple stopped working with Qualcomm, a leading provider of 5g modem chips, because of a dispute with Qualcomm over licensing fees. But in April 2019, the two companies settled their case and signed a multi-year 5g chip supply deal.
Apple later renewed its partnership with Qualcomm, but it was too late to launch a 5g phone last year. At that time, several competitors released their 5g mobile phone products, such as Galaxy S105G, LG V50 5g and oneplus 7 Pro 5g.
7. IPhone 12 may be equipped with 3D depth sensing rear camera
Since the iPhone x, newer iPhones have been equipped with front facing cameras with 3D depth sensing technology. This technology, called face ID, provides the mobile phone's face scanning and unlocking function, and can authorize digital payment. According to rumors, this feature of Apple's 2020 iPhone may be introduced into the rear camera.
In August 2019, Vanessa Orellana, a senior editor of the technology media CNET, wrote that "for a long time, Apple analyst Guo Mingfang has claimed that the 2020 edition of two iPhone handsets, the back of which will be equipped with a new 3D image sensing camera."
The setting will be similar to the True Depth camera system currently used for Face ID on the front of the phone, but it will use a slightly improved technology to capture 3D mapped objects further away. This will greatly improve its augmented reality application, and upgrade some camera functions such as portrait mode to a new level.