With Apple’s iOS 14 available publicly beta, we now know more about what the upcoming iPhone, and every one the opposite iPhones compatible with the update, can do. From widgets and app libraries to picture-in-picture, you’ll expect a bunch of software also as hardware upgrades to the iPhone 12, 12 Pro and 12 Max. (Apple has not confirmed the names of the phones, but we’ll accompany those for now.)
And while it’s as if the new iPhones are on schedule for the autumn , when exactly they’re going to launch during the season remains up within the air. We usually see new flagship iPhones in September, but Apple confirmed there’ll be a delay on the iPhone 11 sequels thanks to the corona virus. That’s because early into the outbreak, COVID-19 forced suppliers in China to pack up or operate limited capacity. This affected not only inventory in September but it’s going to affect sales, too. Apple also closed its US retail stores, though now some have reopened in limited ways.
Despite such disruptions, rumors still swirl round the iPhone 12 phones, which we imagine will continue until they officially launch. additionally to maybe introducing 3D depth sensing to its rear cameras and new screen sizes, speculation has arisen that Apple will belatedly include a feature within the iPhone that might make it competitive with its rivals: 5G . This is sensible considering its main opponent, Samsung, launched several 5G phones this year, including the recent Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra, also because the flagship Galaxy S20 phones.
Top iPhone 12 rumors
. Apple said the iPhone 12 are going to be available “a few weeks later” than the standard mid-September launch. An October release date is feasible .
. There could also be four iPhone 12 models in three different screen sizes: the iPhone 12 (5.4-inch), 12 Max (6.1-inch), 12 Pro (6.1-inch) and 12 Pro Max (6.7-inch).
. iPhone 12 base model could also be cheaper than the iPhone 11’s $699 starting price.
. iPhone 12 might not accompany earbuds or an influence adapter.
. iPhone 12 may are available navy .
. iPhone 12 phones may have 5G.
. iPhone 12’s rear-facing camera(s) may have 3D depth-sensing technology.
Despite Apple’s largest manufacturer, Foxconn, assuring investors it should still make its fall timeline, The Wall Street Journal reported that the iPhone 12 could face delays. this is often thanks to the coronavirus pandemic and its unprecedented effect on manufacturing and consumer demands. The report estimated that Apple may wait until October to announce the phone, which is a few month after the iPhone’s usual launch.
Apple CFO Luca Maestri about confirmed this on a quarterly earnings call, saying, “This year, we project supply to be available a couple of weeks later” than last year’s mid-September launch.
In another, more specific rumor, mobile leaker and Front Page Tech host Jon Prosser reported that the iPhone 12 are going to be introduced during an Oct. 12 event and can ship out Oct. 19.
Others have suggested not one launch date but several. A rumor floated by DigiTimes and picked up by MacRumors, suggested that Apple may launch its 2020 iPhones in multiple stages. The two 6.1-inch iPhone models may launch first, with the 6.7- and 5.4-inch variants coming later. (For more on the various speculated iPhone sizes, read more below.)