A roundup of all the latest leaks, rumours and predictions regarding Apple’s latest products and software.
As per all Apple rumours, this is all speculation and none of the below is confirmed by Apple.
We’ve done a full round up of iPhone 12 and 12 Pro rumours and predictions. Since then, some further information has leaked, with the lineup as follows:
- iPhone 12 – $649 – 5.4″
- iPhone 12 Max – $749 – 6.1″
- iPhone 12 Pro – $999 – 6.1″
- iPhone 12 Pro Max – $1099 – 6.7″
5G will be the headline feature on all new iPhones later this year. With Sub 6GHz on all models and Pro models also supporting mmWave.
Performance will of course be best in class, with the A14 Bionic chip in all iPhones, 4GB RAM in the iPhone 12 and 6GB in the 12 Pros. Base storage will be 128GB and upgradable to 512GB on the Pros.
All screens will be OLED, between 458 – 475 PPI. The Pro model’s Super Retina XDR display may see an increase in brightness, around 1000-1600 nits. Fingers crossed for 120Hz screens, but we may not see this until 2021.
18-watt fast chargers will be included in the box of both iPhones 12 and 12 Pros. But no more EarPods included. This will help Apple keep down cost and encourage the sale of AirPods.
October is said to be the new date for the iPhone 12’s debut. This has been pushed back from the usually September event due to COVID-19 delays in production. This will lead to an October or November release date for all iPhone 12s.
The iPhone 12 is 4-5 months away and already fans are talking about iPhone 13. iPhone 13 may not be called ‘iPhone 13’ and instead just ‘iPhone’/’iPhone Pro’, in a similar fashion to Macs.
iPhone 2021 will see huge improvements in camera quality. The wide lens will feature a 64MP sensor, ultra-wide with 40MP, 0.25x zoom, and telephoto, 40MP, 3-5x optical zoom.
Reverse wireless charging is said to be coming to the 2021 iPhones with a feature dubbed PowerDrop. This will be useful for charging your Apple Watch, AirPods or other iPhones. This tech may be added to next year’s MacBook Pro palm rests.
USB-C will not be coming to iPhones. Instead they will jump straight to port-less, in a step to go fully wireless. For times where wired is needed, such as handheld use while charging, a MagSafe connector will be included in the box. This will snap onto the side or bottom of the iPhone in a similar way to MagSafe on old MacBooks.
Next year’s iPhone will be the first all-screen, notch-less iPhone. 2021 will see the introduction of MiniLED into Apple’s screens, including iPhone Pro, Apple Watch Series 7, MacBook Pro, iPad Pro and iMac Pro.
AirPods Studio are likely the name of Apple’s own on-ear headphones, ready for release and likely to make their debut at WWDC on June 22nd. See our full predictions on them here.
Apple are looking to add an ambient light sensor with health features in the next generation of in-ear AirPods. This will monitor heart rate and blood oxygen saturation. More details on the next generation of AirPods here.
iOS, iPadOS and macOS
With iOS 13.5.1 just released to the public, iOS 13.5.5 beta was released to developers. In it, MacRumors discovered an audio section in Apple News+, with the tag line “Listen to a quick recap of today’s top stories.” These audio recaps will be produced by Apple and highlight the day’s top stories.
iOS 14 will be debuted at WWDC 2020. All iPhones supporting iOS 13 are said to support iOS 14. This includes the iPhone 6s and first-gen iPhone SE. See full details on WWDC and iOS 14 here.
iPadOS 14 or 15 should bring support for multiple users, making it great for families sharing devices and bringing it even closer to macOS. Very little is known about macOS 10.16, but a re-designed iMessage app is expected.