Finalized iPhone 12 & 12 Pro 5G details suggest Apple's planning smaller notch
This milestone has been reached a couple of months behind schedule but, thanks to YouTuber Jon Prosser of Front Page Tech (sometimes pronounced FuhPuhTuh), we already have knowledge of several key iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro details.
A smaller notch and 5G on all four iPhone 12 devices
However, the information obtained by Prosser suggests that Apple is instead planning a small reduction in size for the iPhone 12 series notch. Don’t get too excited, though, because the differences are understood to be minimal.
The reason for this rather important change remains a mystery but it may have something to do with Apple's new quad-camera system on the iPhone 12 Pro. The latter occupies a significant amount of extra room, which in turn may have forced Apple to reduce the size of its Face ID system.
This is, of course, going to be paired with the next-generation A14 Bionic chipset, which should provide a huge jump in both performance and efficiency thanks to the 5nm manufacturing process.
Aluminum + 2 cameras | Stainless-steel + 3 cameras & LiDAR
On paper that would suggest the smartphones are going to look almost identical to their predecessor and should, therefore, be marketed as iPhone 11S. But that isn’t entirely the case because earlier reports point towards a few relatively important changes.
The aluminum frame, for example, is expected to boast flat edges. The LCD screen, on the other hand, is being replaced with an OLED panel, which means slimmer bezels like the ones found on the premium iPhone 11 Pro are extremely likely.
The smartphones also look set to include a triple-camera setup and a LiDAR scanner, as mentioned above. That will probably be the biggest difference when comparing the new devices to Apple's iPhone 11 Pro series from afar.
Apple iPhone 12 and 12 Pro pricing predictions
- Apple iPhone 9/SE 2020 – $399, new model
- Apple iPhone 9/SE Plus – $499, new model
- Apple iPhone XR – $549, down from $599
- Apple iPhone 11 – $649, down from $699
- Apple iPhone 12 (5.4-inch): $699, new model
- Apple iPhone 12 Plus (6.1-inch) – $799, up from $699
- Apple iPhone 12 Pro (6.1-inch) – $1,049 or $1,099, up from $999
- Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max (6.7-inch) – $1,149 or $1,199, up from $1,099