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iPhone 12 Pro chassis leak showcases LiDAR, 5G antenna placement, and those wonderfully machined flat metal sides

The iPhone 12 Pro chassis leak reveals insights into the phone’s LiDAR and 5G capabilities (Image source: @EveryApplePro)
The iPhone 12 Pro chassis leak reveals insights into the phone’s LiDAR and 5G capabilities (Image source: @EveryApplePro)
Just days before Apple’s September 16th launch event, a chassis leak highlights the innards of the premium Apple iPhone 12 Pro, showing off where the phone’s 5G antenna will be placed, possible LiDAR scanner positioning, and its flat metal sides.

A new chassis leak video shared by @EveryApplePro gave us a good look at the Apple iPhone 12 Pro’s innards, days before the official September 16th Apple Event. The brief chassis leak highlights many of the features we expect to see on the iPhone 12 Pro, including the flat bezels on the side, strongly reminiscent of the classic iPhone 5. 

We caught a glimpse of where the iPhone 12 Pro’s LiDAR scanner is located, right there in the camera bump. The @EveryApplePro leak suggests that the iPhone 12 Pro’s 5G antenna placement will be subtle. We’re still looking at thin plastic strips on the sides, but support for higher speed 5G at least doesn’t come at the cost of the iPhone 12 Pro’s aesthetic appeal. 

It’s important to note here that we’re looking at the chassis for the 6.1-in iPhone 12 Pro model, not the 6.7-in iPhone 12 Pro Max. This means that highly anticipated LiDAR scanning technology won’t be limited to the top-tier iPhone model

A full-size image of the iPhone 12 Pro chassis (Image source: @EveryApplePro)
A full-size image of the iPhone 12 Pro chassis (Image source: @EveryApplePro)
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Arjun Krishna Lal, 2020-09-13 (Update: 2020-09-13)
Arjun Krishna Lal
Arjun Krishna Lal - News Editor
I've had a passion for PC gaming since 1996, when I watched my dad score frags in Quake as a 1 year-old. I've gone on to become a Penguin-published author and tech journalist. When I'm not traveling the world, gathering stories for my next book, you can find me tinkering with my PC.