The Apple iPhone 12 and 12 pro are expected to launch at the Apple event on the 13th of October, 2020 by 10:00am and it’s expected to have four models and this will be the most new iPhones Apple have ever revealed in one shot, they should all have a lot in common though so lets start there.
The tagline for the event is: “Hi, Speed” which must be in reference to the A14 bionic chipset and the 5G network. Apple already about the A14 a bit when they announced the new iPad Air like the fact that it packs a 6-core CPU and a powerful quad-core GPU. We also know that the chipset was developed based on the 5-nanometer process which means a few things;
Firstly, it should be a little more energy efficient than the A13 chipset we got last year but more importantly, Apple was able to clam more than 12 billion transistors into it which is 3 billion more transistors than what we got in the A13. With all that said, its still not clear how much faster this iPhone chipset is compared to the previous one. When Apple laid out the performance improvements compared to the previous iPad Air, the A14 sounded pretty beastly but what you have to remember is that those promises of vastly improved CPU and GPU performance only apply when you’re comparing the A14 to the two-year old A12 found in the current iPad Air.
And then there’s 5G which was a big point of contention for a while. It seems like Apple was only able to move forward with it after patching things up with Qualcomm and presumably gaining access to their 5G modem. Anyway, we’re expecting all versions of the iPhone 12 to support 5G.
Now, about the iPhones themselves; we’re expecting every version of the iPhone 12 sporting a new kind of squared design just like the iPhone 5 and the more recent iPad Pros. And if all the rumors are true, you can also expect nice looking OLED screens across the board and also potentially smaller notches. And also we don’t expect any earbuds and USB chargers. We’re also expecting to see a tiny version of the iPhone 12 that might be called the iPhone 12 mini because of its 5.4 inch retina display. Rumor suggests that this iPhone will be available in either 64, 128 or 256 gigabytes of storage and two megapixel cameras at the back.
The next step is the regular iPhone 12. It will pack all the same components as the smaller iPhone 12 just with a bigger 6.1 inch display which means its more or less the same size as the iPhone 11. The big difference here is that the iPhone 12 Pro screen supposedly supports 12 bit color for improved color accuracy and might support a 120 hertz refresh rate for ultra smooth scrolling and on-screen motion. Apart from that we’re expecting Apple to stick with three rear cameras just like the iPhone 11 Pros, also throwing in 6 gigabytes of RAM and either 64, 256 and 512 gigabytes of storage.
And then, there’s the iPhone 12 Pro Max which is obviously the biggest of them all, since it supposedly packs a 6.7 inch screen, the iPhone 12 Pro Max will likely be the biggest iPhone ever.
Some leaks have suggested that the smallest iPhone 12 could cost as low as 650 dollars for the 64 gig model and if that’s true it will be highly unlikely to see the iPhone 12 sell for anything less than 750 dollars meanwhile, the general consensus is that the iPhone 12 Pro will start at 1000 dollars just like the iPhone X and 11 Pro before it but depending on how different it is, the iPhone 12 Pro Max could reach as high as as 1200 dollars for start.
Its also a safe bet that you would be able to pre-order an iPhone 12 on the Friday after the event with units set to arrive at doorsteps later this month but things could be different for the iPhone 12 Pro Max as we have seen some claims that they won’t even go up for pre-order until November.
Now, four new versions of the iPhone 12 sounds like plenty but this is Apple we’re talking about. There are other things to expect like the Apple second generation home pod and others.
Anyway, we don’t have that much longer to wait for it so, thank you for reading this review of what we expect to see from Apple’s event next week and let us know what yo think of Apple’s new iPhones down below, we really appreciate your support. Thank you.