Images which showed up on Twitter over the weekend depict what may be the new iPhone 12 series of handsets with both physical molds and CAD drawings. The displays of all four versions of the iPhone 12 will use OLED for brighter and more colorful output, with the iPhone 12 Pro models potentially getting a 120Hz refresh rate.
Earlier leaks revealed the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max will have flat stainless steel edges as well as more sharply rounded corners like the iPad Pro.
That second point is no surprise at all – we’ve seen all manner of leaks and rumors about the iPhone 12 range, and there’s been no indication that any of the models will be foldable devices.
The design shown in these pictures is consistent with other rumors we’ve read in the past week that come from the Apple supply chain. In addition, there is an extra hole above the speaker cutout on the 5.4-inch model.
It should be noted that these are molds for case manufacturers and do not necessarily reflect details of the devices.
A new tweet from Jon Prosser, the same Apple rumormonger who predicted this year’s iPhone SE, is giving a bit more insight into what a possible folding iPhone from Apple could shape up to look like. However, this is not visible in the photos.
Additionally, also like the Microsoft Surface Duo, Apple is said to not be using a notch. We now expect Apple to present the new iPhone models at the end of September.
The report claims that all “iPhone 12” models will go into production next month. So, these drawings clearly don’t rule out the possibility of a smaller notch on the iPhone 12.
The iPhone 12’s exterior design is expected to be the biggest revamp to the phone’s looks since 2017. The entry-level “iPhone 12” model should support sub-6GHz 5G. The same is likely true for the exact placement of the camera and LiDAR sensor (for the iPhone 12 Pro) on the back of the handsets.