Technology Rumors are swirling online about the upcoming Apple iPhone 12 models

10:50  02 august  2020
10:50  02 august  2020 Source:   usatoday.com

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Rumors about Apple 's upcoming 2020 iPhones, which could be called the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro. The iPhone 12 models coming in 2020 will use an Apple -designed 5-nanometer A14 chip manufactured by TSMC. The A14 chip is expected to bring both speed and efficiency improvements

Rumors are swirling online about the upcoming Apple iPhone 12 models . The iPhone 12 release date was postponed officially to October, as Apple confirmed the rumors during its earnings call results on Thursday.

Like clockwork, the summer months usher in fresh buzz surrounding the next iPhone.

Yes, despite the devastating global coronavirus pandemic and antitrust allegations surrounding Apple – and other big tech giants – the rumor mill about Apple's next flagship smartphone keeps churning.

While no one outside of a select few at Apple knows what to expect with the iPhone 12 (or whatever it’ll be called), here’s the latest word on the (cyber)street, from the expected timing of the launch to the design, size, camera, battery performance, and likely iOS 14 features integrated into the new device.

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The Apple iPhone 12 is no doubt going to be one of the biggest phone launches of 2020 – when it finally arrives – and we've been busy analysing all the incoming iPhone Rumours are swaying this way and that when it comes to the question of whether the iPhone 12 phones will be out in September.

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The arrival of the new iPhone family is not likely until October, based on the latest from Apple and reporting from several sources. New iPhones are usually unveiled at an in-person media event in early-to-mid September and available soon after, but a slight delay – perhaps due to coronavirus – should not be too surprising.

"As you know, last year, we started selling new iPhones in late September. This year, we project supply to be available a few weeks later," Apple chief financial officer Luca Maestri said Thursday during the company's third quarter earnings call. Apple has yet to announce a date for the unveiling of the new iPhones.

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Earlier in the week, Qualcomm CFO Akash Palkhiwala did not call out the iPhone by name but foreshadowed this in a Reuters interview saying “we're seeing a partial impact from the delay of a flagship phone launch … that pushes some of the units out from the September quarter to the December quarter for us.”

As part of its modem licensing deal, Qualcomm will supply technology for 5G-enabled iPhones. To date, Apple hasn’t launched a mobile device to take advantage of the emerging 5G wireless standard that offers much faster speeds and other benefits. Several rumors point to all new iPhones supporting 5G connectivity.

Notorious Apple news speculator and Front Page Tech creator Jon Prosser had been predicting the phone would be delayed since March and reaffirmed that in a terse tweet on Wednesday: “iPhone 12…New iPads…October.”

Back in April, The Wall Street Journal’s Yoko Kubota reported a likely delay in the 2020 iPhone lineup, around the same time Qualcomm suggested COVID-19 might cause a phone industry disruption in 2020.

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Sizing up the new iPhone

Expect there to be two lower-end iPhones and two more powerful models, according to Apple news site MacRumors.

At 5.4 inches, iPhone 12 will be the smallest available iPhone from Apple except for the recently refreshed iPhone SE, at 4.7 inches.

An iPhone 12 Max and iPhone 12 Pro are said to both be 6.1 inches – similar to the existing iPhone 11 – while an iPhone 12 Pro Max is rumored to be 6.7 inches, which makes it the largest iPhone to date (the iPhone 11 Pro Max stands at 6.5-inch).

While all 2020 iPhones are said to feature OLED displays opposed to LCD screens, the cameras will likely vary (see below) and other rumored features – such as a possible 120Hz “ProMotion” refresh rate for smoother video – may only be in the higher-end models.

Rumored iPhone costs, storage

If the rumors are true, expect to pay more for the next iPhones. And there are a few devices planned, apparently.

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  This year's iPhones might not include a charger in the box You might not find much in the box for this year’s iPhone besides the handset itself. Historically trustworthy analyst Ming-Chi Kuo claims in a research note that 2020 iPhone models not only won’t include the usual wired earbuds, but won’t include the power adapter either — you may just get a charging cable. There would be a more powerful 20W charger (versus the 18W for the iPhone 11 Pro), but you’d have to buy it after the fact. BarclaysBarclays analysts also believed Apple would no longer bundle a charger.

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According to leaks, Apple 's upcoming iPhone 12 models could ship with a new Lightning to USB-C cable that includes a braided fabric design, and today serial leaker L0vetodream has shared more images of the purported new design, alongside a similar cable in black.

According to a recent Twitter post from professed Apple news speculator@komiya_kj, prices look to be higher with a new 5.4-inch iPhone 12 expected to start at $699 – the same starting price as 2019’s 6.1-inch iPhone 11, despite the smaller display. The 6.1-inch iPhone 12 Max would start at $799.

Both models are said to start with only 64 gigabytes of storage instead of 128GB, as previously suspected by many. Prices are said to jump to $749 for the 128GB iPhone 12 and $849 for the 128GB iPhone 12 Max. A 256GB storage option will allegedly set you back $849 and $949, for the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Max, respectively.

You’ll need to dig even deeper for the 6.1-inch iPhone 12 Pro, said to cost upwards of $1049, while the bigger iPhone 12 Pro Max will be $1,149, according to @komiya_kj.

Upgrading to 256GB of storage on iPhone 12 Pro would cost $1,149, while the 512GB model could be $1,349. iPhone 12 Pro Max might be $1,249 for 256GB and a steep $1,449 for a 512GB version.

Along with a more energy efficient A14 Bionic processor, yielding up to 30% more battery performance, the new iPhones are said to have battery sizes ranging from 2,227 mAh for iPhone 12 all the way up to a whopping 3,687 mAh battery in the iPhone Pro Max, wrote @komiya_kj in a recent tweet.

That suggests the iPhone 12 models should have longer battery life than previous models. For instance, an iPhone 11 delivers up to 17 hours of video playback, based on testing by various publications, such as 9to5Mac.

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Focusing on cameras

All four 2020 iPhones are believed to feature a metal frame, not unlike 2010’s iPhone 4, which incidentally, and impressively, was used to win a recent photography award.

Speaking of cameras, Apple introduced its triple rear lens system in iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max, and we’re likely to see an evolution of that for the top-tier 2020 models (and a dual-lens system for the more modestly-priced devices).

Apple’s iPhone 12 will feature a “high-end” lens arrays in the rear camera to improve image quality, according to Ming-Chi Kuo, an analyst at TF International Securities in Asia, whose recent report was cited by Apple news site 9to5Mac.

Some speculation suggests the higher-end models will feature a 3D camera, which is reminiscent of the Lidar scanner that Apple added to its latest iPad Pro models, allowing them to map an environment at high speeds by using reflected light. A 3D depth-sensing camera offers powerful augmented reality features, too.

Qualcomm results suggests the 5G iPhone will be slightly delayed

  Qualcomm results suggests the 5G iPhone will be slightly delayed Qualcomm reported its Q3 2020 earnings on Wednesday (PDF), and of course the company informed investors about how the transition to 5G may boost its business. Also, it’s signed a global patent licensing deal with Huawei that apparently isn’t affected the US government’s ban on sales to the company, but the part that jumped out is how it aligns with rumors of the iPhone 12 / 5G iPhone launch. In its upcoming Q4 results, Qualcomm is expecting “a partial impact from the delay of a global 5G flagship phone launch,” it didn’t name the phone but it didn’t really have to.

LG will produce camera modules for the pricier iPhones, according to Chinese tech news site Gizmochina, while Sharp and O-film will produce camera modules for the more entry-level iPhones.

On the front of the new iPhones, Kuo suggests Apple will add a smaller lens for a smaller notch on the front of the device.

Possibly missing? Charger and earbuds

As reported by AppleInsider, MacRumors, and 9to5Mac back in June, Kuo believes Apple will not include two mainstays with all previous iPhones to date: a charger and earbuds.

That is, there will likely get a charging cable, which could plug into a device’s USB port, but no cube-shaped power adapter to go on the end, to insert into an AC plug – if this is true. You’ll also have to use your existing earbuds or headphones, wirelessly, or with a Lighting connection or adaptor.

As for the smartphone packaging, speculator l0vetodream on Twitter envisions "the new packaging box (will) become thinner and exquisite.”

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This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Rumors are swirling online about the upcoming Apple iPhone 12 models

Apple confirms new iPhones probably won’t arrive in September .
This isn’t the first iPhone delay in historyMaestri didn’t reveal why this year’s iPhone supply is delayed or constrained, but rumors of an iPhone delay have been circulating for months. The Wall Street Journal reported earlier this year that Apple had delayed mass production of its upcoming iPhone handsets by around a month. Qualcomm also hinted at an iPhone delay earlier this week, highlighting a “partial impact from the delay of a global 5G flagship phone launch” for its fourth quarter projections.

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