Apple will launch its event on Oct 13th, where it’s expected to reveal the next model of the iPhone 12. According to news reportes, there will be four iPhones in three display sizes which could come in at 5.4, 6.7, and 6.1 inches (x2).
The 2020 iPhones will feature major updates, introducing some of the first design changes that we’ve seen since the iPhone X was released in 2017.
The models include an iPhone 12 Mini with a 5.4-inch display, which starts at $699 and will be available for preorder on Nov. 6 or 7 with retail availability of Nov. 13 or 14. The 6.1-inch iPhone 12 will start at $799 and be available to preorder on Oct. 16 or 17, with release on Oct. 23 or 24. Both models come with storage options ranging from 64 gigabytes to 256GB.
In addition, iPhone 12 series will use the company’s latest mobile chipset, the A14 Bionic. While that chipset stacks up favorably to the silicon used in Apple’s last-generation iPad Air.
Design wise, rumors suggest the new iPhones coming in 2020 will feature a significant redesign with a metal frame that’s similar to the frame of the iPhone 4 or the iPad Pro. The iPhone 4 had a distinctive, flat look for its stainless steel frame, which will be replicated in the new iPhones, bringing the design in line with the 2020 iPad Pro models.
iPhones in 2020 are expected to feature OLED Super Retina XDR display technology regardless of price. There were early rumors that the iPhone 12 Pro models could support 120Hz refresh rates, but more recent info indicates Apple will wait until 2021 to unveil that feature.
According to rumors, Apple would use a new TrueDepth camera system that cuts down on the size of the notch on the front, but leaks are mixed on this subject and it appears there will be a smaller notch on the 5.4-inch model while the other models will have a notch that’s the same size.
On other hand, Apple’s iPhone shipments grew 11.2% on the year during the April-to-June quarter, making it the only smartphone maker that saw unit sales increase amid the global pandemic, IDC data reported.
Moreover, some market watchers had expected the company to revamp the model each year to revive sales.
Noteworthy, Apple started producing 5G iPhones in mid-September. The production of the 5G phones will start with at least one models, the lowest-priced version with a 6.1-inch OLED screen and two rear cameras.