Everything We Need To Know About iPhone 12

Negative publicity is barely shown to the iPhone 11. The outstanding camera system, good battery life, and much more affordable price point smooth out detraction such as its lower-rested LCD and recycled sleek design. On the other side, the iPhone 12 appears to be making headway on all fronts. Can this be the strongest iPhone so far?

Henceforth, “iPhone 12” is just a guess. To say the truth, we have no clue what Apple plans to call the iPhone models for 2020. Will it take the “S” series back, redubbed the iPhone 11S for those devices? It’s only time to tell.


The twist in naming may arise from the odd number of iPhones expected from Apple in 2020. If the rumours are true, two “cheaper” iPhone variants could be made by Apple. If we go with the naming scheme “12,” one of those would definitely be the iPhone 12, but what would be the other? Max: ios 12?

According to the sizes of the Pro line, that would not make much sense, and it is just confused with the naming of the iPhone 12 Pro Max. That being said, we’ll only name the smaller iPhone 12 for now, with the iPhone 12 Plus being the larger choice.

– iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Max Pro


If it’s your first experience exploring the iPhone rumour mill, then you should realize that when Apple launches its new phones, we rarely learn this far out. We probably find launch times only days before the event occurs, including preorder days during the event and release dates.

Announced Date: September 2020
Pre-order date: September 2020
Date of release: September 2020


We can make a prediction regarding the iPhone 12 storage. The iPhone 12 access-level is expected to come in at 64 GB, with an additional 256 GB and 512 GB options. Then we would hope to see Apple up the power capacity to 128 GB, so we don’t need to spend the extra $150 on 256 GB for people opting for more than 64 GB data.

Available storage: probably 64 GB, 256 GB, 512 GB
Expandable: no


We already know what Apple will do at least $999 for the 12 Pro and $1,099 for the 12 Pro Max when it comes to the Latest iPhone phones. That’s the quality that Apple has raised since the X for its flagship iPhone.

iPhone 12 Pro Price: possibly $999, $1,149 and $1,349
iPhone 12 Pro Max Price: potentially $1,099, $1,249 and $1,449
AppleCare+: probably $199 to $299 (or $9.99 or $14.99 a month)


Everything We Need To Know About iPhone 12
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The 2020 iPhones could be the biggest shift in layout since the iPhone X, which is a pleasant turn for us all a bit jaded with the three-year-old design. Ironically, we could see an iPhone like the 4 and 5, as well as a new iPad Pros— more square than round, with elevated edges. You can see that in these PhoneArena designs, based on design reports from Ming-Chi Kuo, an Apple analyst.

Frame: stainless steel possible
Back: probably glass
Finish: unspecified


It is impossible at such a time saying what the dimensions will be for the 12 Pros but We might presume that Apple would hold the dimensions relatively identical, but we could see some more significant changes in that department in the light of this year’s product update.

Height: unknown
Width: unknown
Depth: unknown
Weight: unknown
Resistance to dust/water: possibly IP68 by IEC norm 60529
Mobile network operators: potentially AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon

Things haven’t changed a lot for the environmental operating requirements since the iPhone 7, so we are not expecting any change.

Functioning temperature: 32 ° to 95 ° F
Temperature not operating: -4 ° to 113 ° F
Relative humidity: 5–95 per cent non-condensing
Operating altitude: up to 10,000 feet (although more)


The 2019 iPhone range includes similar handset sizes — the iPhone 11 Pro shares the same screen size as both the iPhone XS and the X, and the iPhone 11 Pro Max shows the same scale as the XS Max.

One Kuo projection says the 2020 portfolio includes updated screen sizes for both premium models. The successor 11 Pro Max could see a scale boost from 6.5 inches to 6.7, while the successor 11 Pro actually sees a decrease from 5.7 inches to 5.4 inches. The smaller size might sound surprising, but targeting consumers the consider even the 11 Pro scale a bit too big makes sense for Apple.

Did you manage to keep in for higher refresh rates? Your year could be 2020. According to Apple Leaker Ice Universe, Apple is dreaming of a variable monitor that can vary between 60 Hz and 120 Hz.

Screen size: 5.4 inches or 6.1 inches (12 Pro) and 6.7 inches (12 Pro Max)
Display resolution: uncertain
Pixel density: possibly 458 PPI
Screen type: potentially OLED, Super Retina XDR
HDR: perhaps Dolby Vision and HDR10
Notch: probably yes
Screen-to-body ratio: unknown
Aspect ratio: probably 19.5:9
Minimum brightness: Unknown
Maximum brightness: 1.200 nits
Refresh rate: 60 Hz, possibly 120 Hz
Color Temperature: Unknown
3D Touch: probably not available.


We know Apple will be bringing the new chipset into the iPhone 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max at this stage. TSMC is said to be near to production on the A14, a continuation of the A13 Bionic chip used in the devices from last year. There are also reports that the device is 5 nanometer in size which could make it the first of its kind to hit the market.

Memory: likely 4 GB RAM
Processor: potentially Apple A14
Chip size: probably 7 nano meter
Co-processor: unknown
CPU frequency: unknown
CPU cores: unknown
GPU cores: unknown
GPU cores: unknown Apple-designed (unknown model).


People have speculated that the 2020 iPhones might see bigger batteries because of updated technologies. How much bigger such batteries can be is unknown, but there may be more room to expand battery size due to a smaller package inside the current iPhones.

Battery: possibly lithium-ion rechargeable
Capacity: uncertain
Wireless charging: probably yes, normal Qi (7.5 W)
Charging port: perhaps Lightning
Wired charging: USB PD (18 W, probably yes)


According to Kuo, only 3D “Time of Flight” (ToF) cameras will ship the iPhone 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max. This kind of camera system enables higher use of AR, a field that Apple has been pushing for years.

The 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max will come with either three or four cameras, based on who you inquire. The ‘Pros’ should feature a triple camera system, identical to that on the 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max, according to Kuo.

Kuo also predicts that, in 2020, high-end iPhones will have broader optical zooms, though he does not mention whether the iPhone will be one of them.

DigiTimes reports that now Apple will introduce “sensor-shift” stability to the pro iPhones, taking stability directly to the camera sensor itself.

Front camera

Resolution (images): probably at least 12 MP
Resolution (videos): potentially 1080p and 4 K
Max frame rate: perhaps 60 fps for 1080p and 4 K
Slow motion: perhaps yes, 1080p at 120 fps
Aperture: probably at least /2.2
Zoom: uncertain
Flash: undoubtedly screen-based
Image stabilization: possible software-based
RAW support: definitely no
Object detection: probable hands, ears, winks, tongues.

Rear Camera (Photos)

Resolution: probably at least 12 MP (wide-angle), 12 MP (telephoto), 12 MP (ultra-wide)
Aperture: probably at least f/1.8 (wide-angle), f/2.0 (standard), f/2.4 (ultra-wide)
Zoom: probably at least 2x optical, 10x digital
Flash: Quad-LED True Tone will potentially flash with Delay Sync
Image stabilization: possibly sensor-shift, wide-angle and telephoto
Flight lens: probably yes
RAW support: likely yes
Lens cover: possibly sapphire crystal
Recognition of objects: perhaps structures, faces
Formats: HEIF, JPEG, RAW
HDR: perhaps Smart HDR.

Rear Camera (Video)

Resolution: probably 720p, 1080p and 4 K
Max frame rate: probably 30 fps for 720; 60 fps for 1080p and 4 K
Slow motion: probably yes, 1080p at 120 or 240 fps
Time-lapse: probably yes, with stabilization
Photos: probably at least 8 MP stills while recording 4 K
Zoom: probably at least 4x optical, 6x digital
Flash: Quad-LED True Tone flash definitely
Image stabilization: possibly sensor-shift
Lens cover: probably sapphire crystal
Detection of objects: probably bodies, faces
Audio: probably stereo sound
Formats: H.264, H.65 (HEVC)


There is no information yet, but it’s safe to say that the headphone jack isn’t coming back (not the adapter either).

3.5 mm headphone jack: possibly no
Stereo speakers: perhaps yes
Mics: potentially 3 max (on the top, the front and the bottom)
MAX speaker volume: uncertain.


We foresee the iPhone 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max to bring their predecessor’s sensors on.
– Sensors: GPS, barometer, accelerometer, gyroscope with three axes, proximity sensor, barometer, digital compass.


While some have been frustrated by the absence of 5 G in the 2019 iPhone series, 2020 looks to be quite another story. The iPhone 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max will offer 5 G coverage for both mmWave and sub-6 GHz frequencies, according to Kuo, increasing the lifetime of the smartphones with regards to network rates. That’s backed up by reports that Apple is designing broader antennas to compensate for 5G.

Wi-Fi: probably 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6)
Bluetooth: probably 5
NFC: probably yes
Cellular: probably dual Nano-SIM card, Gigabit-Class LTE and 5 G
Port: probably Lightning
Other: probably iBeacon micro-location, AirPlay, AirDrop


This year’s only rumoured security upgrade centred across the fingerprint scanner on-display. Face ID seems unlikely to change unless we see Apple reports enhancing its technology. For now, according to Apple, Face ID has a “one-in-a-million” chance of failure, so it’ll be fascinating to see how safe the latest in-display fingerprint scanning is when measured.
Surely even USB limited mode will be available. This function prohibits third-party devices from connecting via USB to your iPhone and extracting your data. You will need a passcode to authenticate yourself when plugging your iPhone into a computer when the feature is enabled.
– Security: Restricted Face ID, Touch ID and USB mode possible.


The iPhone 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max will most definitely run iOS 14, which Apple has been reviewing since WWDC in June 2020. Without some hiccups or developments with the app, though, Apple might release the latest iPhones with a later iOS 14 version, something like iOS 14.0.1 or 14.1.

Wi-Fi or cellular FaceTime video calls, FaceTime audio, voice over LTE (VoLTE), Wi-Fi roaming and complete Siri access will likely be included in the built-in features. A number of language options are also likely to be available, such as QuickType keyboard, Siri, dictation, dictionaries, and spell-check.

AAC-LC, HE-AAC, HE-AAC v2, Protected AAC, MP3, Linear PCM, Apple Lossless, FLAC, Dolby Digital(AC-3), Dolby Digital Plus (E-AC-3), Dolby Atmos, and Audible files (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+) would possibly be enabled. Support for video playback is expected to include HEVC, H.264, MPEG-4 Part 2, and Motion JPEG, as well as High Dynamic Range for videos from Dolby Vision and HDR10.

Software: iOS 14 probably


There’s a rumor going around that with your iPhone 12 Pro or 12 Pro Max Apple will include its wireless earbuds in the box. ⠀ We assume they wanted the consumers to take an extra $159.
We expect the rest of the iPhone package, other than AirPods, to remain the same:

– Information
– Apple Stickers!
– iPhone 12 Pro or 12 Pro Max EarPods with Lightning connector (if no AirPods)
– USB-C to Lightning cord 18-watt power adapter

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