Apple’s iPhone 12 line has already leaked in breathtaking detail. But now new information not only challenges much of this, but also gives a first glimpse of the company’s all-new radical iPhone 2021.
The respected Japanese site Macotakara delivers the shocks, having drawn on the sources of its supply chain to obtain 3D printed models of the four Apple 12 models from Apple and completely redesigned the redesign of 2021. If it is correct, the new will leave millions of iPhone users disappointed this year, but blown away by Apple’s ambitious plans for the so-called iPhone 13.
06/06 Update: Prosser has released a new update reiterating its position that the iPhone 13 will be different from the chassis mold achieved by Macotakara. Prosser thinks Apple will not move iPhone 13 to USB-C but will instead model without port which relies on wireless charging and a Smart connector to connect third party accessories. He also believes that Apple will reduce the notch on the iPhone 12 and equip the Pro models. with a LiDAR sensor. This creates a clear face to face between two important sources in the industry.
Starting with the four iPhone 12 models, Macotakara shows that contrary to popular opinion (and despite all new internals), the range will not stray as far from the iPhone 11 range as expected.
The models show that Apple will stick to the big screen notch introduced with the iPhone X, keep the Lightning port and exclude the LiDAR sensor seen for the first time on the new iPad Pro and designed to be introduced on the iPhone. ‘iPhone 12 Pros. This means that the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max have three cameras in a triangular array, although the new entry-level 5.4 inch iPhone 12 and 6.1 inches will have two cameras then that the iPhone 11 has only one module.
Overall, there are significant disappointments here, but, conversely, the Macotakara mold of the entry-level 2021 iPhone 13 explodes all expectations.
For 2021, Macotakara says Apple will replace the notch with a tiny punch hole for the front camera and hide all other FaceID sensors below the screen using Samsung’s “Under Panel Sensor” technology. Thanks to thinner glasses, the 5.4-inch display will also change to 5.5 inches in the same chassis, and the Lightning port will eventually be replaced by USB-C. Finally, the back of the phone shows the space reserved in the camera bump for up to five modules.
While much can still change in terms of 2021 design, if Macotakara’s sources are correct, I suspect that many potential iPhone 12 owners postpone their upgrades to 2021. Internally, iPhone 12 models will be entirely new thanks to the biggest upgrade of the A series over the years, 5G across the range, ProMotion 120Hz screens (with some doubts) and prices that will undermine the competition. That said, a fourth generation of the same design introduced by the iPhone X in 2017 could turn out to be a dealbreaker.
All this prepares us for a heavyweight confrontation. Macotakara scooped Apple’s decision to remove the headphone jack in 2016 and has since provided a solid line of exclusives. That said, Jon Prosser, the most accurate Apple insider from 2020 to date, has very different ideas about the iPhone 12 and 13, so watch this space.
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