Bloomberg has now published a new report, which details Apple’s product roadmap for 2020. This includes four new iPhones that’ve been rumoured to be coming this year. When you take this new report alongside Ming-chi Kuo’s previous analysis (via The Verge), this new report also says that the iPhone Pro will be feature a redesigned chassis, with flat edges. Something akin to the current iPad Pro.
Though conflicting reports from Kuo who claimed the screen would still be slightly curved and Bloomberg claiming it’ll be flat leaves more to be questioned. If we’re taking into consideration the current rumours and leaks featuring Apple’s latest iPhone lineup, the flat screen is more believable.
The report also states that there will be two iPhone Pro models, which house three cameras at the rear supported by the leaked LiDAR 3D scanner. No word on whether this will actually replace any of the three exisiting cameras on the iPhone 11 Pro just yet, or if it will be an additional module. Prior leaks we reported about the LiDAR Scanner is that it will be additional to the already three existing cameras, but that remains to be seen.
Another thing to note, is that this flat, box-esque redesign might not be coming to the other two lower-end iPhone models, which would replace the iPhone 11. I could see Apple bringing this new redesign solely for their Pro variants, as they did when the iPhone X released alongside the iPhone 8 back in 2017.
Bloomberg also mentioned that this year’s largest iPhone Pro will have a “slightly larger” screen than the iPhone 11 Pro Max’s already sizable 6.5-inch display. With that, the Face ID notch will “likely” be reduced in size as well. That’s a good thing, considering the iPhone’s recent notches have all, well, been pretty substantial. A smaller notch would definitely be a welcome add to the latest iPhones.