Mysterious industry insider Mr White continued his impressive track record of Apple hardware leakage, revealing the chassis for the upcoming iPhone 12. While this confirms the range’s move to a new, more angular design, it confirms Also that Face ID will be the same size and therefore the large notch introduced with the iPhone X in 2017 will not decrease in 2020.
Update 08/08: Another image of an iPhone 12 Pro screen panel prototype now has escape and, unfortunately, it also looks like Apple is sticking to the larger notch of its Pro models as well. The chassis again confirms the angular design that Apple will introduce for the range, which is inspired by both the iPhone 4 and the current iPad Pro line. Having said that, with Apple also now almost certain to ditch fast refresh rates on all iPhone 12 models, the iPhone 12 Pro editions, in particular, lose their luster. Especially considering their significantly higher asking prices. Given that this leaked new image is a prototype, there may be some hope that Apple has made a late, more ambitious change to the final iPhone 12 designs, but the signs are not pretty.
Apple was generally expected to reduce the notch in the iPhone 12 lineup and almost every render has shown that this will result in a significantly better design. What’s more, with recent leaks also revealing that Apple will be raising prices while reducing battery capacity, the company’s decision to stick to the same notch for the successive fourth generation could be a deciding factor for some enhancers. potentials.
That said, for the notch haters, there is still reason to be optimistic. While Mr. White has not revealed which iPhone 12 model the chassis is from, it appears to be the new entry-level 5.4-inch phone. So it’s possible that Apple might consider introducing a smaller notch with the more expensive iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max.
Beyond that, however, there are still compelling reasons to upgrade. Most notably, all iPhone 12 models will ship with 5G (albeit different versions), a multigenerational performance leap, a wider range of screen sizes, and faster (potentially magnetic) charging. Pro models will also add radical new camera technology.
All of this leaves users at a crossroads. At least with Apple officially delaying the release of the iPhone 12 and the possibility of a split launch increasing, you’ll have more time to make up your mind.
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