Last month, Apple announced the new iPad and Apple Watch and now, it’s been recently announced that the new iPhone 12 is coming next week on October 14 (Malaysian time).
Apple has been very quiet (as they always do) about what to expect for the new iPhone 12. A lot of rumours have been circulating on what the phone could look like, what the specs are like and also model variants of the phone.
While not much is known, there are some things that are confirmed. So today, we’re gonna share you what you can expect (or not) for the iPhone 12 launching next week:
First, the launch event itself. Due to the Covid-19 outbreak, the launch event will be held virtually. The iPhone event will be streamed (or pre-recorded) from Apple Park in Cupertino at 10am PDT on October 13. That’s 1am Malaysian Time (GMT +08:00) on October 14. You can watch it live on Apple.com and on YouTube.
Theme and Apple A14 Bionic Chip
From the photo above, this year’s theme is “Hi, speed”. What does that mean? We expect the new Apple A14 Bionic chip to be the star of the show. Interestingly, the new 5nm A14 chip had made its early debut on the latest iPad Air 2020 and it boasts a 6-core CPU, 4-core GPU and a 16-core next generation Neural Engine. This is currently the most powerful chip from Apple.
5G Connectivity And Models
We’re moving towards 5G with the newer smartphones so will iPhone 12 be joining that journey? It is expected that you can get faster 5G connectivity on the latest iPhone 12 lineup. Now as for model variants of the iPhone 12, based on previous releases, Apple is expected to release 4 models; the iPhone 12 mini, the iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro and the iPhone 12 Pro Max.
It was previously speculated that Apple would introduce a 120Hz ProMotion display on the latest iPhone lineup but reputable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said the iPhone 12 series will still retain a 60Hz display.
There has been tons of rumours about the phone but sadly we can’t include all of them so here’s some of the things people expect to see or hoping for the iPhone 12.
Apple isn’t known to have the best battery life and a lot of the new released phones have more than 3000mAh so users expect iPhone 12’s battery life to be improved.
As for the camera, the trend these days are quad-cams so will the iPhone 12 have that as well? It is also speculated that the iPhone 12 Pro will be getting sensor-shift image stabilisation technology, which could potentially bring image stabilisation to the ultra wide-angle lens on those devices.
It is also rumoured that the notch for the iPhone 12 will be much smaller than what it is now.
So that is all we know as of right now. Please note that these are just expectations, rumours and are not confirmed by Apple themselves. Every speculation will be put to rest when Apple finally launches the iPhone 12 next week so be sure to tune in!