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iPhone 12's best prediction: the border is finally narrow and camera capabilities are upgraded

via:博客园     time:2020/10/13 8:02:17     readed:913

"Soon, see you again ".

Before the end of the National Day holiday, we received an invitation from apple. There is little suspense about the content of this conference, including the iPhone 12 series, which is certain to be released, and the homepod mini, which will probably be released.

Like the previous conference, this conference is still held online, and the time is set at 1:00 a.m. Beijing time on October 14 (Wednesday).


Of course, after receiving the invitation, the editorial department's friends were as thoughtful as to guess the characteristics of the new product through the elements on the invitation. Such as whether the four circles refer to three LiDAR, or HomePod、 wireless charging coil and so on. Dark blue and orange may also represent iPhone new colors.

In order to take care of friends who don't want to stay up late and are interested in the press conference, we might as well take a look at the new products that Apple may bring.


New iPhones come in every style

For reasons known to all, the iPhone came very late this year. To a certain extent, also for the informants to get more exposure opportunities and information. At present, from the information disclosed, we can basically piece together the true features of the iPhone 12 series.

According to the last news which accurately predicted @ Kang of iPad air (fourth generation), the upcoming iPhone 12 family will have four members, namely 5.4-inch iPhone 12 mini, 6.1-inch iPhone 12, iPhone 12 pro, and 6.7-inch iPhone 12 Pro max. If the above name is true, it will be the first time Apple has used the word "mini" in its iPhone line.


▲ picture comes from: phoneArena

Among the four mobile phones, the iPhone 12 Mini is highly anticipated, especially the people who have long been in favor of small screen computers due to their overburdened fingers. Its fuselage may be smaller than the 4.7-inch iPhone se (the second generation). Thanks to the "full screen", the small body also achieves a larger display area. (patients with tenosynovitis are ecstatic).

And it's worth noting that the screen size of iPhone 12Pro whole system has increased compared with the previous generation.


Image from: appletrack

The iPhone 12Pro came to 6.1 inches like iPhone 12. While it literally adds 0.3 inches to the previous generation's 5.8-inch iPhone 11Pro, the actual improvement is obvious, referring to the comparison between iPhone 11 and iPhone 11Pro.

The screen size of the iPhone 12Pro Max reached 6.7 inches, an increase from the previous generation's 6.5 inch iPhone 11Pro Max. And it will be the biggest ever iPhone, good news for friends who like big screen phones.


▲ pictures from:MacRumors

In addition, a source pointed out the size of the four mobile phones. You can see that the size of the iPhone 12 Pro Series is larger than that of the previous generation. This indicates that the increase in screen size may not be achieved by narrowing the "bangs" or by narrowing the border. Those who expect "bangs" to be smaller may be disappointed.


Colorful color matching, dream back iPhone 4 classic design

Every generation iPhone, we look forward to different designs from the previous generation. Better to be visible, I'm taking the new iPhone, instead of the old one. (joking)

Apple, which is familiar with the user's psychology, even if it does a knife on the phone mold, will generally achieve differentiation by adding color matching. iPhone 12 series not only changes in design, but also adds new colors.

iPhone 12 most surprising change in the appearance of the series is a return to iPhone 4 hard right-angle border design.


Image from: Forbes

Two iPhone 12 models in the iPhone 12 series will be made of aluminum alloy, and the other two high configuration models will use square stainless steel frames similar to the new iPad pro, and even support Apple pencil, so the iPhone 12 looks a bit like an iPad Pro the size of a mobile phone.

However, angular fuselage, may bring a sense of regret. In particular, it is reported that the thickness of the four iPhones this year has been controlled at 7.4mm, which may make the mobile phone more difficult to hold. This is especially true for the 6.7-inch iPhone 12 Pro max.

In terms of color, the new "Navy Blue" of Apple watch series 6 will also be used in the iPhone 12 Pro Series. @Kang pointed out that the Pro Series will also be available in graphite, gold and silver. The ink color may be similar to space gray.


The pictures are from:The Designer News

Apple has previously used blue on the plastic iPhone 5C, but this time the navy blue should appear on the frosted glass back cover, just like the dark green of the iPhone 11 Pro Series.

In addition to navy blue, the non pro version of the iPhone 12 is expected to use a variety of colors: bright blue, light green, gold, red, silver and black. On the iPad air (fourth generation), you can preview the color of the iPhone 12 in advance.


Image from: everythingapplepro

Big black frames on the standard OLED,iPhone 11 are missing

The good news is that the entire iPhone 12 line will have OLED screens. However, the pro system will mainly adopt the panel provided by Samsung, and the panel of non pro version may be mainly provided by BOE.

According to @ Kang, the screens of the four mobile phones are all "super retina XDR display". In addition, there is a new screen glass technology called "ceramic shield front cover", which can increase the hardness and fall resistance.


▲ picture comes from: EveryApplePro

Jon Prosser, a well-known informant, has previously exposed the first-hand video of the iPhone 12 Pro Max PVT testing machine, pointing out that this model has added a high refresh rate option, which can turn on a maximum refresh rate of 120 Hz and support "adaptive refresh rate".

Unfortunately, he pointed out recently that the iPhone 12 might not be able to swipe the screen too high. According to the news from @ Kang and other media, apple is likely to consider the issue of battery life and forcibly turn off the function of high refresh rate, even if the quality of this screen supports high refresh rate.

Notably, the "big black box" on the iPhone 11 finally disappeared on the iPhone 12. The current revelations point to iPhone 12 having the same front design as iPhone 12Pro, and the border will be as narrow.


Image from: appletrack

Better cameras, bigger sensors

It is certain that the rear lens module of the iPhone 12 Pro Series will be equipped with lidar. The Sony made lidar is already available on the iPad pro to enhance the camera's autofocus capability.

However, the most important significance of lidar is to promote the landing of AR applications and achieve more accurate spatial perception and object positioning capabilities. In the invitation letters of these two conferences, apple buried "ar eggs".


▲ picture comes from: kif

iPhone 12 and iPhone 12Mini will use dual camera systems, wide-angle and ultra-wide-angle lenses, with F1.6. aperture maximum, according to @ kang revelations

iPhone 12Pro and iPhone 12Pro Max will be configured with three shots (wide angle, ultra wide angle, long focus) LiDAR. Moreover, previously complained wide-angle lenses have also been upgraded to a new 7 P, with F1.6. maximum aperture


▲ picture comes from TechEleven 9

The difference is that the iPhone 12Pro telephoto lens is 52 mm focal length, and the whole system can provide four times optical zoom. iPhone 12Pro Max 65 mm, complete system can provide five times optical zoom. The bigger difference is the size of the sensor, iPhone 12Pro Max has a larger sensor (47% larger sensor with 1.7

In addition, the deep fusion and night scene modes of the four mobile phones are getting better. Smart HDR will also be upgraded, and all of them can directly shoot Dolby vision.


Image from: Forbes

A14 chip, all standard 5 G

The core of the powerful performance of the iPhone 12 series comes from the A14 bionic chip, which is the world's first 5nm process chip, and will also be the most powerful mobile phone SOC chip.

However, we are no stranger, because the last press conference has been introduced iPad Air( fourth generation), focused on it. The number of A14 transistors has risen sharply, from 8.5 billion in A13 to 11.8 billion, according to apple.


From pictures:Wccftech

Specific to each module, A14 still continues the design of 6-core CPU and 4-core GPU, and the performance of the two parts is improved by 40% and 30% respectively compared with A12.

Another improvement is the neural network engine of A14: the new 16 core architecture directly doubles the number of 8 cores in A13, and can provide computing power of up to 11tops.

Of course, this iPhone 12 all four products support 5 G, the difference is that the Chinese version does not support 5 G millimeter wave. But because the domestic use is centimeter band, so the domestic use will not be affected.


Image from: appletrack

Apple does these things to save costs

Guo said in a previous report that iPhone 12 series of panels will reduce the number of layers and area, which will save 40-50% of battery costs. And that means iPhone 12 range of batteries could shrink for life.


According to the full range of battery capacity of iPhone 12 exposed by safety Korea, the capacity of iPhone 12 (should be iPhone 12 mini) is only 2227 MAH, nearly 30% less than that of iPhone 11. Of course, the smaller size of iPhone 12 Mini cannot be ignored.

The iPhone 12 Pro max, which Jon Prosser showed earlier, is larger in size and lighter in weight than the iPhone 11 Pro max, which also confirms the news of battery shrinkage.

Overall, although the iPhone 12 series battery may shrink, TSMC said the power consumption of 5nm chip can be reduced by 30% compared with the previous generation 7Nm chip, and the overall endurance should not be changed much.


Image from: the apple hub

according to guo mingzhi, the lower battery specification is to offset the rising cost G 5 components. The cost iPhone 12 the 5 G components used in the series is 75

Another way for apple to cut costs is to no longer include a charger and wired headset earpods. The iPhone 12 box exposed by rumor ran Avni shows that there is almost no room for accessories other than the location of the phone and data cable.


▲ picture comes from: Wccftech

If the rumor is true, Apple may be the first mobile phone manufacturer not equipped with a charger. Guo also said that Apple's practice of eliminating the attached charger might be followed by Android manufacturers.

As for charging, there may iPhone 12 be a significant change in support of magnetic absorption wireless charging. The charging head net exposed the iPhone 12 fuselage structure from the supply chain, with a circle of magnets on the back of the fuselage, a number of 36, and a suspected Apple iPhone 12 magnetic absorption wireless housing.


Image from: charging head network

@ kang says the name of wireless charging returns Magsafe,15 W. power Authorities will release wireless charging magnetic suction protection case, two wireless charger Magsafe Charger、Magsafe Duo Charger.

Is the wallet ready?

As for the price that consumers are most concerned about, according to @ Komiya's information, the price of the iPhone 12 series is basically the same as that of the previous generation of iPhone 11 series, which is also due to Apple's cost control mentioned above.

According to @ Kang, the initial price of the iPhone 12 Mini is $699, which can be reserved on November 6 / 7 and will be available on November 13 / 14.

The iPhone 12, which starts at $799, is available on October 16 / 17 and goes on sale October 23 / 24.

The iPhone 12 Pro starts at $999 and is available on October 16 / 17 and goes on sale October 23 / 24.

The iPhone 12 Pro Max starts at $1099 and is available November 13 / 14 and November 20 / 21.


Image from: the apple hub

As you can see, the 6.1-inch iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro will be on the market ahead of time. If you want to buy a small-sized iPhone 12 mini, or the largest iPhone so far, you need to be more patient.

At present, the larger expectation is whether the price of China Bank will be slightly lower, after all, without millimeter wave components, its cost will be reduced a lot. But whether it can be reflected in the country's selling price depends on Apple's sincerity.

Press conference, what else can we expect?

Maybe the new homepod doesn't get as much attention as the new iPhone.

Apple's upcoming launch, in addition to the iPhone 12 series, will also release a mini version of the homepod. @Kang disclosed that it sold for $99, a 3.3-inch speaker and a S5 processor. Most countries or regions are scheduled for November 6 / 7 and will be available on November 16 / 17.

If the price is converted into Bank of China, the selling price rate of homepod Mini will not exceed 1000 yuan. However, it is not known whether the shrunken speaker size will bring satisfactory listening feeling.


▲iPhone 4S VS HomePod Mini. picture from: iNico

As for the first arm MacBook, it may not be released until November. According to @ Komiya, the arm version of the MacBook will carry a14x chips, with a battery life of 15-20 hours, a weight of less than 1kg, and a starting price of $799.

Unfortunately, this year's apple conference was held online due to the epidemic, so we can't bring you live broadcast in Cupertino, San Francisco.

The day after tomorrow, however, apple will be in a number of video platforms live simultaneously, do not want to stay up late, in the APPSO official WeChat, love Faner Weibo, B station can still see the first time to update the latest information and new content, please look forward to!

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