iPhone 12: 5 great things we still have to learn

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At this point, we seem to know everything about the iPhone 12 lineup, with a big leak recently filling most of the rumor gaps.

If what we heard is right, then we have a good idea of ​​the design, power, storage, prices, sizes, features, and names of the next Apple phones, but there are still a few great things that we are not at all sure of.

Below, we've detailed the top five things we still need to learn – things that haven't been disclosed at all, that haven't been fully disclosed, or where there are conflicting reports.

We're still a few months away from the launch of the iPhone 12, so there's a good chance these things will leak before Apple hits the scene, but for now at least, they're still a mystery.

1. The release date

The release date of a new iPhone is something that we can usually guess, as they usually arrive like clockwork in early September, but this year could change, with rumors suggesting that Covid-19 has affected the development and in turn may have caused delays.

The question of whether the iPhone 12 will be delayed and how long is being debated, with reports putting the delay between a few weeks and a few months, and other sources suggesting that it may not be there. to be late at all.

So while this is the only thing we usually have an idea of ​​right now, it is currently one of the few big things that we really aren't sure about at all.

2. Camera specifications

iPhone 11 Pro Max

Will the iPhone 12 have better goals than the iPhone 11 Pro Max? (Image credit: Future)

We have a good idea of ​​some aspects of the iPhone 12 camera. For example, the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max are likely to have a LiDAR scanner (as seen on the iPad Pro 2020) alongside three other lenses, one of which could be 64MP, while the standard iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Max probably just have two rear lenses, and no LiDAR scanner.

But we don't yet know the details of these two lenses, or two of the lenses for the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max. We can assume – based on the iPhone 11 lineup – that they'll probably all be 12 MP, but all of that is only for now, and Apple has been using 12 MP sensors for quite some time, so it's time we have an upgrade.

3. Battery capacity

Apple never reveals the battery capacity of its phones, so we usually wait for a teardown before the publication of official figures. That doesn't tend to stop the specs from leaking, but so far we haven't heard any details on the iPhone 12's battery.

There are rumors that Apple may be using a smaller battery protection module than before, which could leave room for a larger battery, but this is unconfirmed, and the exact battery capacity is completely unknown.

For reference, the standard iPhone 11 has a battery of 3 110 mAh and even the iPhone 11 Pro Max only has 3 399 mAh – which is not particularly huge for a phone of its size and of its specifications, we therefore hope for a battery upgrade in the iPhone 12 range.

4. Screen resolution

iPhone 11 Pro

Will the iPhone 12 Pro have a sharper screen than the iPhone 11 Pro? (Image credit: Future)

There is a strong consensus that the iPhone 12 will have a 5.4 inch screen, the iPhone 12 Max a 6.1 inch screen, the iPhone 12 Pro a 6.1 inch screen and the ‘iPhone 12 Pro Max a 6.7 inch screen, but what has not been disclosed so far is the resolution of these screens.

These sizes are not all the same as the previous models, so we cannot even work assuming that they will have the same resolutions as the iPhone 11 range.

5. The colors

We have heard news about possible colors for the iPhone 12 lineup. For example, a source suggests that there will be a new navy blue model, and it is likely that Apple will stay with at least some of its current colors – c ” i.e. space gray, gold, silver and midnight green for the Pro models and white, black, green, yellow, purple and red for the standards.

But which of these colors will remain, which will go and whether there will be additional colors offered (other than possibly navy blue), is so far unknown.


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