Juicy iPhone 12/Pro 5G leak reveals names, display upgrades, extra storage, more

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Juicy iPhone 12/Pro 5G leak reveals names, display upgrades, extra storage, more
The iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro have been shaping up quite nicely over the past couple of months and, although certain details are still subject to change, the latest information courtesy of tipster Jon Prosser and Front Page Tech leaves very little to the imagination.

iPhone 12: Super Retina display, 128GB of storage


Replacing the iPhone 11 later this year will be two models – the 5.4-inch iPhone 12 and 6.1-inch iPhone 12 Max – rather than one. These should ditch the existing LCD screen tech in favor of an OLED implementation. 

The resulting package will offer deeper blacks and better contrast ratios while saving battery and boasting slimmer bezels that resemble those found on the iPhone 11 Pro. The downside is that this setup costs quite a bit more, hence the decision to switch suppliers.

Prosser says Apple is working with BOE, a company known for supplying Huawei flagship displays, to keep iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Max costs down as much as possible. The company may have also decided to skip any resolution increases.

The iPhone X and iPhone XS featured Super Retina HD displays and the iPhone 11 Pro introduced the Super Retina XDR branding. However, the iPhone 12 is reportedly settling for a ‘Super Retina’ panel which seems to suggest the same pixel density as the iPhone 11 – 326ppi – is on the cards.

Sitting inside the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Max will be the upcoming A14 Bionic chipset coupled with 5G support and 4GB of RAM, according to the leak. That’s going to be paired with 128GB of storage as standard, a massively welcome upgrade.

Apple has lagged behind competitors in regards to the base storage configuration but finally seems to be rectifying the situation. In recent months it has already bumped up the base storage option on the MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, Mac Mini, and iPad Pro.

Prosser says a 256GB iPhone 12 variant is also in the works, although there are currently no plans for a 512GB version.

As for pricing, the 5.4-inch iPhone 12 will retail at $649 (128GB) and $749 (256GB) in the United States. The 6.1-inch iPhone 12 Max, on the other hand, looks set to cost $749 (128GB) and $849 (256GB).

iPhone 12 Pro: 10-bit Super Retina XDR, 128GB of storage


Competing in the premium segment starting this fall are going to be the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max. The latest info mentions the presence of 6.1-inch and 6.7-inch Samsung displays respectively paired with some very important upgrades.

The ‘Super Retina XDR’ branding is being retained for another year but this time it will be coupled with support for the 120Hz ProMotion technology Apple first introduced on the iPad Pro series in 2017.

The refresh rate adapts dynamically to the content that is being shown to preserve battery. But be warned, there is no option to turn it off and, although the hardware supports ProMotion, it may still be killed off in software before launch if it isn’t up to par. 

Apple did a similar thing last year with reverse wireless charging on the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro series. 

Another upgrade coming to the Super Retina XDR display is support for 10-bit color depth. This effectively means that the iPhone 12 Pro screen will be able to display over 1 billion colors, much more than the 16.7 million supported by the 8-bit panel found on the iPhone 11 Pro.

Regarding the internal setup, leading the way will be the A14 Bionic and 5G network support. That is reportedly going to sit alongside 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage as standard, a vast improvement over the existing 4/64GB configuration.

If users aren’t happy with that storage count, pricier variants with 256GB and 512GB of storage are on the way. Expect the devices to be available in four colors too – Space Gray, Silver, Gold, and a new option called ‘Navy Blue.’

The iPhone 12 Pro should retail at $999 (128GB), $1,099 (256GB) and $1,299 (512GB) in the United States. The iPhone 12 Pro Max will cost $1,099 (128GB), $1,199 (256GB), and $1,399 (512GB).

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