The rumors were once again right. It is on October 13, almost a month after the presentation of the new Apple Watch and iPad, that Apple will unveil its new smartphones. The firm at the apple has just invited the public to a keynote demonstration which will take place on Tuesday, October 13, at 19th hour, and will be called "High, Speed". No doubt a nod to 5G, with which the iPhone will be compatible for the very first time. Remember that 4 models should be presented: the iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max.
The iPhone 12 mini would have a 5.4-inch screen. The price of four next iPhone 12, all 5G compatible and equipped with the A14 Bionic chip, should vary between 800 and 1,600 euros depending on the storage capacity.
The price of the iPhone12
Since their launch, the iPhone 11, 11 Pro, and 11 Pro Max have sold for 950 $, 1360 $, and `1480 $ respectively. A source estimates that the new iPhone 12 will be marketed around 60 to 70 dollars more expensive than the current Model 11, due to the improvements made to this new generation. Leaker Jon Prosser thinks the opposite. He estimates that the iPhone 12 could sell for $ 659, which is $ 50 less and he was right. This information that seems more logical, when you consider its likely 5.4-inch screen.
On an investor note released by MacRumors, Kua says Apple would like to cut costs on the iPhone 12 by outfitting it with cheaper parts. This decision is intended in particular to compensate with the high expenses for the addition of 5G connectivity. He goes on to explain that Apple would have gone for simpler and smaller design of the battery. In this way, it would cost Apple 40-50% less than that of the iPhone 11 line. We remain optimistic about the maintenance of prices, or even a slight drop.
The Phone Arena site posted concept images showing four lenses on the back of the iPhone, with a flash placed in the center. A layout that adapts, therefore, rather well to the square case. To this day, it's almost certain that this fourth sensor would in fact be the LiDAR scanner, found on the iPad Pro. According to Ming-Chi Kuo, the next generation of the iPhone 12 will incorporate "high-end" photosensors on the rear. He says, among other things, that Largan, the producer of lens modules at Apple, has started supplying the brand.
However, the analyst does not specify the size or type of lens that Apple intends to include in its new flagships. Adopting a 7P lens would achieve improved image quality over current iPhone models like the 11 Pro.
Despite the large choice of screen sizes already offered by Apple, another size is about to be added, the 5.4 inches. Max Rudberg, a Swedish graphic designer, created the illustration for this new panel. According to him, the new iPhone 12 chassis sits halfway between that of the iPhone 8 and that of the iPhone SE. Various online sources claim that the iPhone 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max will feature a 120Hz display, which is double the current range.
However, according to a new report from analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple has abandoned plans to include ProMotion technology on its iPhone 12s. According to MacRumors, this decision is due to the battery problems it causes. Indeed, even though the ProMotion consumes much more power than a full-time 60Hz rate.
Lightning replaced by USB-C
2020 is the year of the USB-C port on iPhones, as Apple decided on the 2018 iPad Pro? We don't think that if this iPad was provided with, it was in order to achieve faster data transfers, to and from cameras. In addition, users of headsets or other Lightning accessories would be very upset with this USB-C port. Apple has even considered giving up its charging ports altogether. Indeed, a patent discovered online shows an iPhone without a Lightning port, USB-C and buttons.
Who says new iPhone says new features. Last year it was about a triple photo module, in 2020, it’s 5G. At the time, Apple was working in partnership with Qualcomm on modem components. One of the potential reasons for Apple's late entry into the 5G world is its desire to do things right. There are several versions of this technology and the most popular "mmWave" is not yet sufficiently extended. Most manufacturers offer a 5G mid-band version, with frequencies below 6 GHz, slower than millimeter waves.
According to a new report from Fast Company, only the iPhone 12 Pro Max will support 5G which is compatible with millimeter waves (mmWave). It will have the physical space to accommodate the antennas and the battery, unlike other smartphones in the range.
Reintroducing an old feature may seem unnecessary, but this time Apple is planning to do so and integrate it into the display. If we are to believe the Economic Daily News site (in Chinese), this potential Touch ID version 2020 is based on Qualcomm's ultrasonic technology. Also, a less attractive but potentially more practical option would be to integrate the fingerprint reader with the power button, as is the case with the Samsung Galaxy S10e. In a report released at the end of January, Ming-Chi Kuo indicates that a cheaper iPhone with FaceID could emerge in the first half of 2021.
These features are just the tip of the ice burg for the users to be in the coming days when the iphone 12 is going to be released.