New iPhone 12 (2020): release date and features

Despite all the predictions, the love of consumers for “apple” smartphones has not waned over the years. Even the “conservative news” of the iPhone 11 is in great demand (albeit not a rush), while Apple reports on an increase in smartphone shipments for sale. But it is also difficult for the technology giant to withstand current market trends and the generation of 2020 will obviously receive certain innovations, which are worth knowing now.

IPhone 12 Released

The new iPhones have been unveiled for many years at the big Apple presentation in September. Even the Cupertinians’ desire to show new products “quietly” is unlikely to change this tradition. To be more precise, the presentation will be held no later than September 12. But the news will go on sale no earlier than the end of September – early October. Recall that in Russia, the trade in new “apples” from last year starts with the rest of the world.

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IPhone 12 Pricing

Only diamonds, gold and the iPhone are constantly getting more expensive, as they joke on Twitter. And there is some truth in this, because despite all the forecasts of insiders, the “elevenths” have become only more expensive in relation to smartphones in 2018. At a minimum, smartphones from the iPhone 12 family will cost no lower than the current 11s. Recall the minimum version of the iPhone 11 in January 2020. The most expensive iPhone 11

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Specifications iPhone 12

Design iPhone 12

Design iPhone 12

Talking about the design of the iPhone 12 is too early, but there are several trends. Firstly, Apple is unlikely to abandon the massive platform of cameras on the back cover. Despite the controversy of such a decision, it appealed to many smartphone users. Secondly, Apple will finally decide to somehow reduce the screen cut-out, which against the background of numerous competitors looks like an anachronism. Indirectly, this is indicated by the first plums in appearance of the upcoming novelty. So, the famous network informant and designer Ben Geskin published renderings on which the case resembles the current iPad Pro in style, but there are simply no bangs. The last point is quite controversial, because, at least, the front camera will have to be left, and the technology of a transparent screen that hides the selfie module is still at the experimental stage.

Another interesting concept was the mass-dimensional layout of the iPhone 12 Pro Max, the photos of which were published by the Japanese resource Mac Otakara. In it, while maintaining the appearance of the 11th, there is a magnetic connector, like the iPad Pro. Does this mean that the largest iPhone will receive an Apple Pencil? We will find out soon. But the protection against dust and moisture according to the IP68 standard in smartphones will definitely remain.

Specifications iPhone 12

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Talk about the displays of the new iPhone should begin with the fact that in 2020, as analysts predict, Apple will release four models in the main series at once: iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Plus, iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max. The most compact smartphone will be a simple “dvenashka”, which will be equipped with a 5.4-inch screen. The all-new iPhone 12 Plus is 6.1 inches. The successor to the iPhone 11 Pro will receive a display enlarged to 6.1 inches, and the Pro Max version will grow to 6.7 inches. What is noteworthy, now all iPhones will begin to be equipped with OLED-matrices. The difference between the Pro-models will be to support a refresh rate of 120 Hz. The IPS display will go to the cheap SE 2, if it comes out at all in 2020.

According to the Chinese publication Economic Daily News, in 2020 Apple “rehabilitates” TouchID. Say, developers from Cupertino are going to use the Qualcomm ultrasonic fingerprint scanner built into the screen.

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CPU and memory

The “heart” of all iPhone 12s should be the unannounced A14 Bionic chipset. According to rumors, TSMC will begin supplying chips in the second half of 2020. This processor will use a 5-nm process technology, which, at a minimum, will lead to lower power consumption. There is no doubt that the performance of the new processor and GPU will increase. True, a more compact manufacturing process may entail an increase in cost.

The memory, both operational and permanent in the new iPhone, as promised by network informants, will be more. So, the “dvenashki” will have on the “board” 4 GB of RAM, and the Pro version will receive 6 GB. According to rumors, in the new generation, the minimum storage capacity will be 128 GB, and the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max will receive versions with 1 TB of permanent memory.

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Communications and Interfaces

Perhaps the main innovation in terms of communications for the iPhone will be support for 5G. A respected Apple product analyst, Ming-Chi Kuo, said the entire line will work on fifth-generation mobile networks. By default, 5G will be included in devices for the markets of the USA, Canada, Japan, South Korea and Great Britain. In other countries, according to an insider, the company at the program level will disable support for work in this range.

The European Commission may unexpectedly affect Apple. The fact is that the EU insists on standardizing chargers based on the most obvious USB-C specification. And if European lawmakers achieve such a decision, then all manufacturers of smartphones, including Apple, will have to switch to a new connector. Otherwise, such devices will not be approved for sale in Europe. Interestingly, back in 2019 there were rumors that Apple was thinking about abandoning the proprietary Lightning in favor of USB-C, as was done in the iPad Pro. Perhaps, similar to tablets, Type-C will get older iPhone.

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Insiders have not spread too much about the iPhone 12 cameras, but something is already known. For example, the fact that the 12 and 12 Plus will have two 12-megapixel sensors with ultra-wide-angle and wide-angle lenses in the camera module. Innovations in terms of hardware are waiting for the Pro version. Some sources say that these smartphones will receive an additional ToF-camera, which will work with a triple module of 16-megapixel cameras. The time-of-flight sensor would be very useful for the iPhone if Apple introduced AR glasses on the market.

According to other rumors, the new generation of iPhone will receive improved optics. Expected to use 7P optics – with seven plastic lenses. In the “eleventh” only six are used.

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Autonomy and charging

If you believe the information about the characteristics of future iPhones, which hit the Network in December 2019, then in general the volume of smartphone batteries will remain the same. But the battery of the “twelfth”, which is predicted to sharply decrease in size, will “lose weight” up to 2000 mAh (which will be somewhat smoothed by the use of an economical OLED screen). The iPhone 12 Plus and iPhone 12 Pro will receive 3100 mAh batteries, while the iPhone 12 Pro Max will have a 4000 mAh battery.

Of course, smartphones will remain wireless and fast charging. But their power can grow.

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