The annual refresh of the iPhone is one of the biggest events in tech. it's the phone that many aspire to own, one that sets trends, and the phone that all others are looking to better. This year's iPhone 12 models will not ship out in September as usual due to delays caused by the global health crisis but We're getting close to the launch of the 2020 iPhones, which are expected to be announced on October 13, 2020.
During a virtual Sept. 15 event, Apple kept mum about the new iPhone 12, 12 Pro, and 12 Pro Max. (Apple has not confirmed the names of the phones, but we'll go with those for now.) Instead, the company launched two new wearables, the Apple Watch Series 6 and Watch SE, as well as several iPads.
Apple Watch Series 6 and the Apple Watch SE, among several services, with the iPhone event, thought to be taking place in October instead. Nothing is confirmed for that event as yet but rumors have it down for 13 October.
Supply chain sources have suggested the phones will be slightly larger, due to bigger displays, but thinner overall than the 2019 models.
The new iPhone appears to take design cues from the iPad Pro, with a square-edged stainless steel frame between two pieces of glass and a larger 6.7-inch OLED display. The render suggests the iPhone 12 Pro Max will be 7.4mm thick, quite a bit thinner than the 8.1mm thick iPhone 11 Pro Max.
iOS 14 + iPhone 12
The iPhone 12 is expected to be the first iPhone to ship with iOS 14 out of the box. Apple officially announced iOS 14 at WWDC 2020 this year, revealing new features such as widgets on the home screen, picture in picture, and more.
Other than screen size, the biggest differentiator between the iPhone 12 models will be camera technology. Essentially, Apple is planning two iPhones with dual-lens camera systems and two iPhones with triple-lens camera systems. The 5.4-inch iPhone 12 will feature two cameras on the back. This will likely consist of ultra-wide and wide-angle lenses. The same setup is expected on the lower-end 6.1-inch iPhone 12.
Multiple rumors have suggested that the iPhone 12 Pro models will come in a new navy blue finish, which will replace the midnight green color that was introduced as an option for the iPhone 11 Pro. The blue will likely be the same shade as the new blue Apple Watch Series 6, which Apple introduced as a new Apple Watch color in September. Another rumor suggests the iPhone 12 models could come in light blue, violet, and light orange, among other colors.
In terms of price, rumors have suggested the iPhone 12 models will cost between $699 and $1449, but whether or not that continues remains to be seen.