The iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro
smartphones are now official. Read up on them here:
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Apple will be announcing its next lineup of iPhones in less than 5 hours' time
, so this particular leak has effectively spoiled the event.
Thinner bezels for the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini
The switch to OLED on the standard iPhone 12
and its smaller iPhone 12 mini
counterpart brings some very noticeable upgrades. Specifically, the bezels are now considerably thinner and resemble those of the previous-generation iPhone 11 Pro closely.
Unfortunately, despite recent leaks and rumors, the controversial notch that houses the Face ID system doesn't seem to be smaller. There might end up being a small difference in dimensions, but it's certainly not one that will be noticed by customers.
Another change comes in the form of the frame. The renders suggest Apple
has retained the aluminum construction used last year, but the phones now look slimmer thanks to the flat frame edges.
The back of the phones is where things have remained mostly unchanged. Both the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini, which will be available in Black, Blue, Green, Red, and White, boast dual-camera systems much like the one used on the iPhone 11.
Some upgrades in terms of the camera hardware are expected, but nothing groundbreaking. As for the rear finish, the Cupertino giant has once again opted for a glossy coating with a matte finish on the camera bump.
A LiDAR Scanner for the iPhone 12 Pro models
The iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max
were set to benefit from thinner bezels, but those reports seem to have been inaccurate. The bezels in the renders published today seem to be the same size as those used on the iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max
Apple instead seems to be relying on the presence of flat frame edges around the displays to make the bezels look thinner. Speaking of the frame, the press renders indicate stainless steel is once again the chosen material.
As for the color options, Evan Blass has corroborated rumors of a Blue iPhone 12 Pro and Pro Max model this year. That'll be accompanied by the usual Silver and Gold options, as well as Graphite, which seems to replace the usual Space Gray option.
Apple iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro pricing and release date
The 5G iPhone 12 is expected to retail at either $749 or $799 and the smaller iPhone 12 mini should land at $649 or $699 in the United States. The iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro Max, on the other hand, are rumored to cost $999 and $1,099 respectively.
Apple's launch schedule is where things get messy. The 6.1-inch iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro will be available to pre-order this Friday, October 16, ahead of a release one week later on October 23.
The 5.4-inch iPhone 12 mini, on the other hand, won't be available to pre-order until November 6 ahead of shipments on November 13. Those of you interested in the 6.7-inch iPhone 12 Pro Max will have to wait even longer because a release isn't expected until November 20, with pre-orders starting a week earlier.