2020 iPhone 12 Pro rumours, leaks and predictions
All the latest rumours, leaks and predictions for Apple’s new iPhone 12 and 12 Pro due later this year.
As with all rumours, none of this has been confirmed by Apple, but we can be fairly confident going off previous models and the latest leaks.
Apple phone names have always been pretty sporadic, the 2020 iPhone is no exception. Where we’d usually see an iPhone 11s, all signs are pointing towards iPhone 12. This is due to the redesign of this model.
The design of the iPhone 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max is expected to be reminiscent of the iPhone 5, 5s and current iPad Pro models, with boxy flat edges. This is expected alongside a smaller notch and thinner bezels. This will be a welcome change to the design of the iPhone, which has seen no change since the iPhone X in 2017. It’s unclear whether these changes will come to the iPhone 12 (non-Pro), but being the cheaper model, it’s likely to stay rounded.
Around the back of the 12 Pro, we are likely to see a quad-lens setup, with three cameras (as on the 11 Pro) and an additional lidar sensor as seen on the newest iPad Pro, for improved AR capabilities. CAD designs of this iPhone show these lenses will be in a square setup with the flash in the middle. The concept shown above comes courtesy of EverythingApplePro.
Grey (maybe matte black) and white colours will likely remain with navy blue replacing the midnight green 11 Pro. Colours for the 12 (non-Pro) will potentially see new light blue, violet and light orange versions.
Features are fairly unknown, however the 2020 iPhones will likely be Apple’s debut 5G capable phones. It’s thought this will delay the production of the 12 Pro to October, rather than the usual September release. We are also hoping for a 120Hz high refresh rate display, much like the iPad Pro. 2020 may see the return of a Touch ID sensor under the display, which could free up notch space if Face ID is removed. We are unlikely to ever seen any USB-C iPhones, with lightning continuing this year and 2021 iPhones expected to be port-less.
Apple will almost certainly be showing off these iPhone’s at their September event. Time will tell whether this event will be online only, as WWDC is this year.
All of this news comes as iPhones SE’s ship to buyers, as well as reports of AirPods Pro Lite, Apple over-ear headphones and HomePod 2.