What’s the difference between iPhone 11 and iPhone 12?

We do not but understand how the iPhone XR and iPhone 11 will match as much as the iPhone 12.

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Apple is anticipated to unveil the iPhone 12 at its Oct. 13 event, and ship the brand new phones sometime in October. Should you’re serious about upgrading from final 12 months’s iPhone 11 to the iPhone 12, it’s possible you’ll be questioning: What precisely is the distinction going to be?

We can’t know for certain till the brand new telephones are revealed on Tuesday. However we have gathered essentially the most possible rumors to see how the iPhone 12 will probably stack up in opposition to the iPhone 11. You may as well decide if you should buy a new iPhone now or wait, and the best ways to sell or trade in your old iPhone.

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

The largest variations between the iPhone 11 and iPhone 12 will probably be the specs, after all. 

That is what we’re anticipating from the iPhone 12: 

4 iPhone 12 fashions

It is potential that we’ll see four iPhone 12s launched on Tuesday: the iPhone 12 Mini (5.4-inch) the iPhone 12 and 12 Professional (6.1-inch), and the iPhone 12 Professional Max (6.7-inch). In the meantime, there are solely three iPhone 11s: the iPhone 11 (6.1-inch), the iPhone 11 Professional (5.8-inch) and the iPhone 11 Professional Max (6.5-inch). 

Elevated refresh charges

There’s hypothesis that the iPhone 12’s show will have a 120Hz refresh rate and a ProMotion display, which you’ll at the moment discover within the iPad Pro. Most telephones (together with the iPhone 11) refresh at 60 frames per second, or 60Hz, however some, just like the Galaxy S20 and the OnePlus 8 Pro, refresh at 120Hz. The upper the refresh fee, the quicker and smoother a cellphone feels when scrolling by means of apps and web sites. 

Higher cameras 

As is often the case with new iPhones, you possibly can anticipate the iPhone 12’s cameras to be upgraded over the iPhone 11. The iPhone 11 has a photograph Evening Mode and an ultrawide-angle camera that may add further element in photographs, together with an amazing video digicam. There have been rumors that the iPhone 12 could add a time-of-flight camera, just like the Galaxy Note 10 Plus has, to assist seize depth data. This might do quite a few issues like assist with AR mapping, however may additionally imply you lastly get the flexibility to have portrait mode in video.


The iPhone 11 digicam was one in every of its most spectacular options. It is probably that the iPhone 12 digicam could have much more bells and whistles. 

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The addition of 5G

One of many iPhone 12’s anticipated largest new options is next-generation 5G cellular connectivity. Apple’s occasion invitation begins with “Hello, Pace,” main us to imagine that the brand new telephones will lastly get 5G connectivity, as nearly all new Android telephones arriving within the US have already got. This implies the telephones may faucet into the high-speed wi-fi community on the go — which could appear slightly less exciting during the pandemic, as we’re spending extra time at residence, however will nonetheless future-proof your machine for the rise of 5G. 

The iPhone 11 doesn’t supply 5G connectivity, although many individuals appear to believe it does


The 2019 iPhone 11’s base mannequin value $699, which was $50 lower than the 2018 iPhone XR. It is potential that this development of decreasing costs will proceed: One tech analyst stories that the iPhone 12 base mannequin (the Mini) will value $649, the iPhone 12 Professional will value $999 and the iPhone 12 Professional Max will value $1,099. Here’s everything we know about iPhone 12’s price so far.

For extra in regards to the iPhone 12 and the whole lot we’re anticipating take a look at PJDM’s iPhone 12 rumor round up. You may as well take a look at our review of the iPhone 11 and all of its options. 


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