Apple will launch the iPhone 12 series on October 13, the company has confirmed by sending out press invites for the virtual launch. The iPhone 12 series will be launched at a dedicated virtual event which will be held at 10:30PM IST on October 13. Apple held an event last month, where the company launched its Apple Watch Series 6, Apple Watch SE, and two new iPad variants. While Apple usually launches the new iPhones in September, things are different this year, things have been delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Apple had also said earlier that the iPhone 12 “will be delayed by a few weeks.”
Now that we have an official launch date, let us look back at what all we know about the upcoming iPhone 12 series. We will take a look at all the rumours, reports, and leaks that have surfaced about the upcoming Apple iPhone 12 series. Since Apple iPhone is arguably the most anticipated smartphone launch every year, there has been a lot of speculation about the upcoming device. From the price, to the design, to the specifications, everything has been “leaked” about the upcoming iPhone 12. Here’s all we know:
iPhone 12 to Come With a New Design
It has been reported that Apple will give its iPhone 12 range a much-awaited redesign. The company is said to be giving the new iPhone a more iPhone 4-like design with sharpened edges instead of the curved design language the company has been using since a while.
iPhone 12 in Two New Colours
Late last month, there were reports of the new iPhone coming in two new colour schemes. Analysts were quoted as saying then that the new iPhone 12 series might come in new Navy Blue and Red colours. While a different coloured iPhone is not something new, last month’s report had said that the may bring the the Navy and Red colours to its flagship models this year.
iPhone 12 to Have Four Variants
One of the most prominent belief has remained to be the fact that Apple might bring four iPhone variants this year. The four different variants are said to come in various sizes. Apple is rumoured to bring an iPhone 12 Mini (5.4-inch screen), iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro (6.1-inch screen), and iPhone 12 Pro Max (6.7-inch screen).
iPhone 12 to be Cheaper Than the iPhone 11
Another update that has gained significant attention is the iPhone 12 price. The iPhone 12 is said to start at a cheaper price than last year’s iPhone 11. Now, this also factors in the reports of Apple bringing a fourth “Mini” variant of the iPhone 12. According to reports, the iPhone 12 range may start from $649 (Rs. 47,586 by direct conversion) for the iPhone 12 Mini, as opposed to the $699 (Rs. 51,400 by direct conversion) starting price of the iPhone 11 last year. The report last week hinted at the prices of all the four variants of the iPhone 12. It said that the iPhone 12 Pro Max could cost up to $1,399 (Rs. 1,02,890 by direct conversion).
iPhone 12 May Come Without a Power Adapter
Apple is not shipping its new Apple Watch and iPad variants it launched in September last month. The announcement from Apple during its September 15 event came after a lot of speculation about the company skipping the adapter for the iPhone 12, in order to reduce the usage of plastic, and save the environment (money). Now, it is being said that Apple do the same with iPhone 12.
iPhone 12 Rumoured Specifications
Apple’s new, A14 Bionic processor, along with iOS 14, are the two features of the iPhone 12 series that are certain. Now, while iPhones have never been specifically rated for RAM amounts, the iPhone 12 Pro Max may come with up to 6GB of memory, rumours have suggested. Storage options are slated to range between 128GB and 512GB. In terms of cameras, the overall configuration is expected to remain similar to what the iPhone 11 range brought to the table.
As a result, the iPhone 12 is said to get dual-camera units, while the iPhone 12 Pro and Pro Max are expected to get triple camera units. Alongside these units, all variants of the iPhone 12 lineup are expected to get depth-sensing Lidar sensors to add new augmented reality features to the new iPhones. Apple, much like Google, is also expected to upgrade its computational photography performance, wit reports suggesting up to 4K video recording at 120/240fps for smooth, high resolution slow motion videos.