As the launch date of a new iPhone approaches, more details are beginning to leak out. This time around, there have been various models of the iPhone 12 as well as some CAD designs that re-emphasize flat-edge design. However, there are other details that are out of date with what we are supposed to expect from the iPhone 12 quartet.
Several models of the iPhone 12 of 2020
The Twitter user JinStore has published the images that accompany this article. Among them, we can see one in which show up to five models. Rumor has it that we will see up to four different models of iPhone 12, with these features:
- iPhone 12: 5.4-inch OLED, aluminum chassis, dual camera, 5G and A14 chip
- iPhone 12 Max: 6.1 inch OLED, aluminum chassis, dual camera, 5G and A14 chip.
- iPhone 12 Pro: 6.1-inch OLED, steel chassis, triple camera with LiDAR, 5G and A14 chip
- iPhone 12 Pro Max: 6.7 inch OLED, steel chassis, triple camera with LiDAR, 5G and A14 chip.
Judging by that first image, it seems that there are two smaller scale models repeated, as well as two larger ones. The intermediate 6.1 inch model is supposed to have two models: one Pro and one non-Pro. So the filter simply displays several units of the same size.
Here we can see three models of different dimensions, probably the same ones we saw in the previous picture and without the repeated models.
A design that blends elements of iPhone 12 with iPhone 11
The unique thing about these iPhone 12 models is that they match the flat-edge design that was filtered out in the past. This would be the same design that they have the iPad Pro from late 2018. They also remind us of the iPhone 4 and especially the iPhone 5 because of their straight edges.
The rest of the details seem to come from an iPhone 11 or iPhone 11 Pro. The camera system that can be seen in the CAD is triple and has no trace of LiDAR, a sensor confirmed in other leaks. As for the notchIn the past, we have also seen how a more compact Face ID system is expected. A reduction that would be obtained via the collection of the sensors.
For all these reasons, it is very likely that we’re not looking at mock-ups or CAD from Apple. As indicated in MacRumors, they probably come from housing manufacturers. These companies create the models to physically test their cases, so the size of the notch or the absence of the LiDAR.
As a detail, there is a gap in the ADCs for a so-called Smart Connector. This feature has been around for several months and there is speculation that it was for some Apple Pencil type accessory. We should see the new iPhone 12 after the summer. After the pandemic, it is very possible that its launch will be delayed for a few weeks and will take place in October.