2020 iPhone rumor roundup
We’re days away from the start of summer, but our minds are already thinking about Apple's keynote address in September. If you still aren’t sure why, you must not be an iPhone fan. Kidding, of course. For those who don’t know, each September, Apple faithfully hosts its keynote event in Cupertino, California to launch its latest iPhones. As usual, we’re expecting the 2020 Apple iPhone lineup to be introduced sometime in September.
Here’s everything we know and don’t know about the iPhones coming this fall.
Four phones, similar naming as last year
After the big shift from numerals back to numbers last year, the 2020 iPhones are expected to follow similar naming.
We don’t think there will be any surprises here, so we’re expecting these names:
iPhone 12 Max
iPhone 12 Pro
iPhone 12 Pro Max
According to many rumors that are circulating, the iPhone’s Pro size may be reduced from 5.8 inches, which we saw in last year’s version, to 5.4 inches.
Expected sizing is as follows:
iPhone 12 - 5.4 inches
iPhone 12 Max - 6.1 inches
iPhone 12 Pro - 6.1 inches
iPhone 12 Pro Max - 6.7 inches
Revisiting designs of iPhones past
Sites like Phone Arena have released iPhone 12 renders that suggest the design is moving away from the rounded corners we’ve seen since the iPhone 6. In their place, the flatter edges reminiscent of the iPhone 4 and iPhone 5 may be coming back.
Upcoming iPhone 12 models are expected to include tweaks that mean better image capture for owners. This includes an update on the TrueDepth camera and other sensors. For the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max, expect a triple-lens camera stack, a LiDAR sensor (seen on the new iPad Pro), and an updated design.
The 2020 iPhones are expected to have support for 5G built-in. The next generation in cellular technology is here – almost. For the moment, 5G is only available in a select list of cities, but its availability will become more widespread as time goes on.
No more EarPods
Alright, according to an Apple analyst Ming Chi Kuo, Apple won’t be including the clean, new pair of EarPods we’re all used to getting with each new iPhone purchase. Instead, the company is expected to push the purchase of AirPods with a promotion.
New iPhones, New Rokform cases
Our team at Rokform may be just as in the dark about iPhone 12 updates as everyone else, but rest assured we're already working hard on building new products for the 2020 iPhones.
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