Latest iPhone 12 leak showcases screen sizes, LiDAR sensor, camera setup, and more
It's a bit too early to talk about the iPhone 12, considering that we won't be seeing it until much later in the year. Rumors indicate that the usual September release date could even be pushed back a little, given the recent supply chain disruptions. Besides, there's also an iPhone 9 in the pipeline. We now have what appears to be the first major iPhone 12 leak that shows us what Apple has in store for us.
The information comes from Jon Prosser of the FrontPageTech YouTube channel. Jon managed to get his hands some proposed iPhone 12 prototype renders. There appear to be four proposed prototypes in the pipeline; two for the 'smaller' iPhone 12 and one each for the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max. According to the renders, the base iPhone 12 will ship with either a 5.4-inch or a 6.1-inch screen and two camera lenses. It'll probably be the former, considering that the latter will very likely be reserved for the Pro version.
iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max are expected to come with a 6.1-inch and 6.7-inch screen respectively. Here is where things get a bit interesting. Not only do they have an additional camera lens, but they also feature a LiDAR scanner. It will very likely be the one we've seen on the latest iPad Pro, as was foretold by an earlier leak. As far as the camera sensors go, the iPhone 12 series is expected mimic its predecessors. The smaller iPhone 12 will come with a wide-angle and telephoto lens, while the iPhone 12 and Pro Max will come with an additional ultra-wide-angle lens.
The video also states that all iPhone 12 variants will come with Apple's upcoming 5G-ready A14 SoCs. It'll be interesting to see what 5G modem Apple will use on the iPhone 12 series. An earlier report stated that all future iPhones would use Qualcomm's 5G modems in the U.S. Perhaps Apple will do what Samsung has been doing for years and use its in-house 5G chips on international variants of the iPhone 12, and use Qualcomm's modem on domestic versions.
Lastly, Jon also says that all three iPhones would come with a (slightly) smaller notch compared to its predecessors. It'll be interesting to see what Apple does with its LiDAR sensor. Perhaps we could be looking at some new-age 3D shenanigans.