Apple’s iPhone 12 is almost guaranteed to land later in 2020, and many are expecting a major shake-up for the iOS family. It’s the first numbered iPhone of a new decade, and following the fairly conservative update of the iPhone 11 family may well mean some big changes on the new iPhone.
In fact, we haven’t seen a big change since the iPhone X – even the iPhone XS family was a similar fair – so one is overdue, and current rumors suggest that’s exactly what we’ll get. The iPhone 12 family may even feature four flagship phones, which is something we haven’t seen Apple do before, that sit alongside the relatively affordable new iPhone SE.
Don’t expect to see the new iPhone in the next couple of months. The current rumors suggest the iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Max, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max are set to land in September, but we already have a good idea of what to expect. Everything from prices to design to core specs, camera details, and more have been leaked, so we may have a clear picture of what to expect.
There’s a lot that you need to know, which is where this article comes in. We’ve collected all the likely new iPhone leaks and rumors in one place divided by section. We’ve also added our own expert analysis, so you can see how likely we think each rumor is to be accurate.
iPhone 12 price: how much will it cost?
When it comes to the iPhone 12 price, it’s likely to stay broadly in line with the current models. For reference, the iPhone 11 started at $699 / £729 / AU$1,199, the iPhone 11 Pro starts at $999 / £1,049 / AU$1,749, and the iPhone 11 Pro Max starts at $1,099 / £1,149 / AU$1,899.
iPhone 12 design: what will it look like?
So far, leaks suggest the iPhone 12 is set to get a very different design but it’s likely going to take elements we’ve seen on previous iPhone models and use them here. Remember the iPhone 4? You may recognize some of the elements.
First off, you’ll have four sizes to choose from. According to the most recent information on models, there will be the below:
- iPhone 12 with a 5.4-inch display
- iPhone 12 Max with a 6.1-inch display
- iPhone 12 Pro with a 6.1-inch display
- iPhone 12 Pro Max with a 6.7-inch display
That offers a larger screen size for those who don’t want to spend lots on an iPhone 12 Pro model, and essentially means you’ll have the choice of two devices are each of the price points.
Jon Prosser – a Twitter leaker who proved to have consistently correct information on the iPhone SE and MacBook Pro 13 – this information is correct and you can see some of the specs below.
We’ve touched upon display a little bit above and the four different models you can expect in 2020, but here we’re going to dive into the rumors about the tech for the screens being used.
Ming-Chi Kuo has also said that all the iPhone 12 models may come with OLED screen tech for the first time. That’s a claim we’ve heard more than once, and Prosser’s source has also confirmed the same thing.
That said, the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Max displays are expected to be manufactured by BOE while Samsung will make the OLED tech on the top-end two models.
The iPhone 11 features an LCD display, while the iPhone 11 Pro features OLED technology. That may allow for a far stronger screen on the standard iPhone 12 models, although we don’t yet have any clear details on the resolution you can expect from any of the four phone’s displays.