Six months to go before Apple releases its new line of iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro. There’s plenty of time to wait, but there’s already more hype around Apple’s next-generation flagship iPhone models than any other. smartphones in 2020. At this point enough information has leaked from trusted Apple insiders that people are starting to be quite excited about the upcoming new Apple iPhone 12 series. Obviously, another new iPhone will debut much earlier than the iPhone 12 – the Apple’s new iPhone SE 2 or iPhone 9 is expected to be launched next month – but it hasn’t generated as much buzz as the iPhone 12. With updated specs including an A13 processor and a price that should start at $ 399, the iPhone SE 2 is likely to be one of the best-selling smartphones of 2020. It will also report Touch ID, which is something many Apple fans have been clamoring for. But it’s not a top model like the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro, so there isn’t nearly as much chatter online.
Much of the buzz surrounding the new iPhone 12 range focuses on Apple’s new design, and that’s certainly understandable. IPhone 11 sales are still on the rise, but Apple’s current iPhone design is the same we saw on iPhone XS and iPhone XR last year, which is the same design we saw on iPhone X from 2017. Useless say that, avid Apple fans who switch to a new iPhone every year is looking forward to a redesign. This is exactly what they will get when the iPhone 12 launches in September, but the new iPhone models will feature many great updates in addition to the new design.
If what we’ve heard from TF International Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is accurate, Apple’s new iPhone 12 series will get a fairly large design update later this year. Given that Kuo has by far the best track record around when it comes to Apple’s losses, we have no reason to doubt him. He says that Apple’s iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro phones will have flat metal edges around the phones instead of the round ones as we have seen since 2014 when Apple released iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. The new design looks like a modernization of the old design of iPhone 5 that everyone loves so much and will be a welcome change.
As for functionality, we have heard from multiple independent reports that all new Apple iPhone 12 models will support 5G. We’ve also heard other noises here and there, and a big leak over the weekend may have revealed one of the new features that iOS 14 will introduce: a completely redesigned multitasking interface on the iPhone. Now, another new report may shed light on another feature introduced by Apple’s iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max, which has never been seen on any smartphone before.
802.11ay is a new Wi-Fi standard that should be finalized by the Wi-Fi Alliance in late 2020. While the “normal” Wi-Fi technology that we all use in our homes uses the 5GHz and 2.4GHz bands, 802.11ay uses 60 Ghz to transfer data at high speed over short distances. On Monday, a new report from Apple’s Japanese-language news blog Macotakara claims that Apple’s upcoming new iPhone 12 series will support new Wi-Fi technology. While it’s unclear at the moment how Apple iPhones will use 802.11ay, it could be for a next-generation AirDrop feature that’s much faster and more reliable than what Apple now offers on its iPhones and other devices. In an automatic translation of Macotakara of report, the blog refers to functionality as “ultra-short range” wireless connectivity, which definitely sounds like AirDrop.
Two other tidbits were included in Macotakara of report. First, the blog says that one of Apple’s upcoming new iPhone 12 models will feature an LCD screen. He says the phone will be the successor of iPhone 11, but previous Ming-Chi Kuo reports have stated that every new iPhone 12 model this year will have a different OLED screen than the iPhone SE 2 which will debut next month. Macotakara It also mentions Apple’s upcoming new AirTags, which are the trackers of the devices Apple is working on to compete with Tile. The blog says the new devices will be loaded wirelessly just like the Apple Watch, and this is definitely the first we’ve heard of wireless charging support in AirTags.