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Apple iPhone 12: 2020 iPhones to feature overhauled Face ID, ToF cameras and 6 GB of RAM

Apple introduced Face ID in 2017 with the iPhone X. (Image source: Apple)
Apple introduced Face ID in 2017 with the iPhone X. (Image source: Apple)
Rumours are currently floating about that Apple plans to upgrade several areas of this year's iPhones. Apparently, the iPhone 12 series will feature revamped a TrueDepth system for improved Face ID, a ToF camera and 6 GB of RAM. All necessary upgrades? How about no Lightning connector come 2021?
Alex Alderson,

Major iPhone releases always arrive in September and feature a Bionic SoC that has a one higher version number than what Apple included in the last set of iPhones. However, this year's iPhones may contain more upgrades than just an improved CPU and GPU. We have already heard that mmWave and 5G will come as standard in the iPhone 12 series, but an additional rear-facing camera may be on board too, as was the case with the iPhone 11 series.

According to MacRumors and Barclays analysts, Apple will fit its next iPhones out with a ToF camera, which will likely be used for improved depth of field shots among other uses. The iPhone 12 series will apparently come with 6 GB of RAM too, an increase of 2 GB from last year's models. However, the entry-level model will retain 4 GB of RAM, as will the rumoured 5.4-inch iPhone SE 2. Moreover, the upcoming devices will feature a new TrueDepth system for improved Face ID capabilities.

Separately, Barclays analysts agree with Ming-Chi Kuo concerning the possibility of Apple removing the Lightning connector from 2021 iPhones onwards. A move to do so would also result in Apple ditching EarPods, presumably because there would be nothing to which they could be connected.

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MacRumors (1) (2) via Wccftech

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Alex Alderson, 2020-01-16 (Update: 2020-01-16)
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Prior to writing and translating for Notebookcheck, I worked for various companies including Apple and Neowin. I have a BA in International History and Politics from the University of Leeds, which I have since converted to a Law Degree. Happy to chat on Twitter or Notebookchat.