We may know what iPhone 12 will look like: All the design clues, from colors to sizes

An idea mockup of the iPhone 12.

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Analysts suggest Apple is on the cusp of launching its newest technology of superphone, with an event announced for Oct. 13 (you may livestream Apple’s event from home — here’s how to watch). The present hottest rumors counsel that we may even see a number of model of the iPhone 12, with options like 5G, lidar depth mapping and the newest A14 Bionic processor. (And listed here are some features on our iPhone 12 wish list that Apple should steal from Samsung.)  However what’s going to the cellphone seem like? Let’s dive into the rumor mill to work it out.

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A number of iPhone 12 sizes

First up, the bodily measurement of the cellphone. Mobile industry analysts suggest that there might be 4 iterations of the cellphone, with the smallest being the brand new 5.4-inch iPhone 12 Mini. Then there’s the 2 base fashions, the iPhone 12 and 12 Professional, each anticipated to be 6.1 inches, making them barely greater than the present iPhone 11 Professional’s 5.8-inch measurement.

Lastly, there’s the massive one, the iPhone 12 Professional Max. With a rumored display screen measurement of 6.7 inches, you may want a reasonably large pocket to maintain this beast comfortably housed. 

Bodily design, cameras and notch

Varied rumors have pointed in the direction of an replace to the outer metallic edging of the iPhone 12, which can sport a flat, chamfered-edge metallic design, very like the edging seen on the latest iPad Pro. PhoneArena’s mockup, above, exhibits the potential look and it is one I am very eager on. The mockup additionally exhibits a possible fourth lens within the cellphone’s rear digital camera array — that may be a lidar sensor, which would supply extra correct depth info for improved augmented actuality capabilities.

The flat design would assist Apple hold the bodily measurement of the cellphone down, narrowing these bezels and letting the display screen fill extra of the physique. The notch within the entrance of the display screen that homes the selfie digital camera can be rumored to be slimmed down, though unlikely to vanish completely on this technology of cellphone. 

Learn extra: What else could Apple announce on Oct. 13?

It could be good to see a Touch ID button, like Apple included on the new iPad Air it unveiled in September (which is particularly helpful within the age of coronavirus mask-wearing), however we aren’t holding our breath.

What we nearly definitely will not see — and there have been no leaks on the contrary — is a foldable cellphone from Apple in 2020. Whether or not the corporate ever launches a foldable machine stays to be seen, however for now it appears its content material to see how in style Samsung’s, Motorola’s and Huawei’s foldables are earlier than doing its personal.


An idea mockup of the blue iPhone 12.


New blue coloration

Apple is rumored to be making ready a brand new navy blue coloration for the brand new technology of iPhone 12, probably changing the inexperienced mannequin that launched with the iPhone 11. It is on-trend — it is Pantone’s coloration of the yr for 2020 — and I feel it appears to be like fairly sensible in EverythingApplePro’s mockup, seen above. 

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Andrew Hoyle