The iPhone 12’s entire specs list has been leaked by two of the most respected sources on the Apple rumours circuit and includes a raft of bombshells – but there is one point of disagreement between them.
On Saturday the YouTube channel
EverythingApplePro revealed detailed specs of Apple’s upcoming iPhone 12 handsets, based on reporting by
We’ve previously covered Weinbach’s claim that
the notch will shrink in the 2020 generation, and that prediction appears again in this video; the site now adds that the Pro and Pro Max models will feature 120Hz ProMotion displays like on the 2018 and 2020 iPad Pros. (Current iPhones are limited to a refresh rate of 60Hz.)
The 120Hz figure won’t apply all the time: instead, to preserve battery life, it will be applied dynamically when appropriate. Again, this mirrors the way the feature works on the iPad Pros.
EverythingApplePro also tells us to expect improved Face ID on the new phones, and larger batteries – up to 4400mAh in the most expensive model.
Plenty to think about, but rumour-mill flavour of the month Jon Prosser (fresh from predicting the iPhone SE and 13in MacBook Pro) was not to be outdone. Yesterday he posted a
YouTube video that dumped everything. RAM, storage, prices – the lot.
It’s worth noting, by the way, that he respectfully acknowledges the information in EverythingApplePro’s video, and mostly agrees with it. But before we move on to Prosser’s exclusive material, let’s cover his one point of disagreement.
Prosser warns that, according to his source, ProMotion “may be nerfed in software”, for reasons of battery preservation, even though it will definitely be supported by the hardware. He is reluctant to concede that ProMotion is confirmed, although he appears to think it’s likely.
He also says the iPhone 12 handsets are likely to hit the shops in October/November following delays caused by the global health crisis, but says the announcement could still be in September. That fits with what we had heard previously: a plausible rumour said the device would be
delayed by at least a month.
iPhone 12 specs list
Here’s the specs list for the upcoming models, according to Jon Prosser’s sources. Note that there will be four models this autumn: two non-Pro (in 5.4in and 6.1in sizes) and the two Pros in 6.1in and 6.7in.
5.4in BOE OLED Super Retina display
128GB – $649
256GB – $749
iPhone 12 Max
6.1in BOE OLED Super Retina display
128GB – $749
256GB – $849
iPhone 12 Pro
6.1in Samsung OLED Super Retina XDR display with 10bit colour depth and ProMotion
128GB – $999
256GB – $1,099
512GB – $1,299
Triple camera + LiDAR
iPhone 12 Pro Max
A13 6.7in Samsung OLED Super Retina XDR display with 10bit colour depth and ProMotion
128GB – $1,099
256GB – $1,199
512GB – $1,399
Triple camera + LiDAR
Note that the BOE mentioned with reference to the non-Pro models’ screens is
BOE Display, the Chinese firm that will manufacture the OLED panels for Apple. Prosser raises an eyebrow at this decision, suggesting that the Samsung panels in the Pro models may be more reliable, and that the BOE panels were probably included as a cost-cutting exercise.
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