iPhone 12 rumored to have flat edges and smaller notch, AirTags and smaller HomePod will...

nanoguy

Posts: 770   +12
Staff member

Foxconn's business saw a significant hit during the last quarter of 2019 as well as the first quarter of this year, but most insiders along the supply chain are confident the iPhone 12 launch schedule won't suffer any major modifications. The company's engineers are expected to travel to China next month to finalize the design process for the new devices.

This year, Apple is expected to unveil its first batch of 5G phones, in the form of an iPhone 12 Pro, an iPhone 12 Pro Max, and two mainstream models that will replace the iPhone 11 - which has been 2019's second best-selling phone despite launching in the fall.

Now we know a bit more about the overall aesthetics of the phone, courtesy of a Bloomberg report saying Apple will migrate the exterior design language of the current iPad Pro to the premium iPhone 12 models. However, instead of an aluminum shell, the new phones will have flat stainless steel edges with "more sharply rounded corners."

The iPhone 12 Pro Max will supposedly come with a slightly larger display than the 6.5-inch panel found in the iPhone 11 Pro Max. And while the notch is here to stay until Apple finds a way to remove it altogether, the two premium iPhones coming later this year should feature slightly smaller notches.

The LIDAR scanner that's used for depth sensing in AR applications on the new iPad Pro will also be a highlight of the two high-end iPhone 12 models.

As for when they'll arrive, the recent disruptions in the global supply chain may lead to a launch that will closely resemble that of the iPhone X in 2017, when people had to wait several weeks until they could get their hands on it.

In addition to a fresh redesign of its iPhones, Apple also has other things in store for later this year. One of them is a "mini" version of its extravagant and rather expensive HomePod, which is said to come with a lower price tag that might even cut below the $149 that Apple employees have to pay to fetch the original one. This should, in theory, help the company chip away some market share from the likes of Amazon and Google who essentially have a duopoly at this point.

The other device is the elusive AirTags that have been spotted in iOS 14 code and even official support videos. Bloomberg says these Bluetooth accessories will come in a puck shape and bundled with a leather sleeve that attaches to your keychain. Their usefulness will hinge on Apple's U1 chip that uses ultra wideband technology to offer spacial awareness for location tracking applications.

Permalink to story.

 

QuantumPhysics

Posts: 4,900   +5,448
I skipped 11 Pro Max for just one reason: It didn't have 1TB storage.

I stuck with my XS Max 512GB and am anxiously awaiting the iPhone 12 Pro Max for just that one feature. sure it will have a faster CPU, GPU more RAM, better camera, etc...but all I'm looking for is that storage capacity.
 

tkabou

Posts: 125   +137
Aesthetics are a highly subjective and polarizing topic, but this whole camera trend (multiple lenses) is ugly
 

umbala

Posts: 354   +473
I skipped 11 Pro Max for just one reason: It didn't have 1TB storage.

I stuck with my XS Max 512GB and am anxiously awaiting the iPhone 12 Pro Max for just that one feature. sure it will have a faster CPU, GPU more RAM, better camera, etc...but all I'm looking for is that storage capacity.
This is Apple, so what YOU want doesn't matter. You'll take whatever they shove down your throat and you'll like it.
 

Adi6293

Posts: 797   +1,062
I skipped 11 Pro Max for just one reason: It didn't have 1TB storage.

I stuck with my XS Max 512GB and am anxiously awaiting the iPhone 12 Pro Max for just that one feature. sure it will have a faster CPU, GPU more RAM, better camera, etc...but all I'm looking for is that storage capacity.

If only you could add a memory card to your phone hmm..........
 

Adi6293

Posts: 797   +1,062
This is Apple, so what YOU want doesn't matter. You'll take whatever they shove down your throat and you'll like it.

Correct, he is always on top of Apple, nVidia or Intel news and has to remind everyone about the phone he has, his 2080Ti's and the apparent Intel quality haha he either has a micro di** or no friends : - )
 

Adi6293

Posts: 797   +1,062
M

Micro SD cards are slow.
I only want Apple’s NAND Flash.

I've got an idea for you, why dont you ask Apple to ask SanDisk to make special SD cards that only fit iPhones and have apple logo on them, they will be 10% faster than "normal" SD cards and cost 10x the price, maybe then they will be good enough for you?
 
Last edited:

king cleanass

Posts: 24   +25
The sharper edges of the iphone5 did a great job of wearing an iphone5 shaped outline in my pants, and even wore a hole into the inner pocket on one set of jeans.
 
I seriously cannot be the only one who isn't a fan of the flat edges. Looks terrible especially with the new camera design.