iPhone 12 leak reveals design for all three sizes

A new set of iPhone 12 dummy units show an iPad Pro-like look — but they’re not final

As the  iPhone 12  gets closer to production, more than just renders are starting to circulate. Now there are dummy units making the rounds for the iPhone 12 that should be close to the final design. 

The latest dummy units revealed by leaker Sonny Dickson show all three sizes for the iPhone 12 lineup, and they definitely take their design inspiration from the  iPad Pro . But something seems off about the camera setups. 

As reported by  MacRumors , the iPhone 12 dummy units show a 5.4-inch model, a 6.1-inch unit and a 6.7-inch handset. And they all have have flat sides, which looks like the latest iPad Pro but is also a throwback to the iPhone 5. The edges also have more of a squared off look compared to the iPhone 11. 

Because the iPhone 12 Max and iPhone 12 Pro are both supposed to sport a 6.1-inch  display, it’s not clear which model the middle size unit is meant to represent. 

Another photo shows the three sizes side by side. Strangely, all three dummy units have three rear cameras, even though the regular iPhone 12 is rumored to feature just dual lenses. Only the 6.1-inch iPhone Pro and 6.7-inch iPhone Pro Max were supposed to get a third telephoto lens. There’s also no  LiDAR  sensor on these dummy units, which is rumored to appear at least on the Pro Max. 

It’s also telling that there are no images of the front of these dummy units. So we can’t tell if the notches on these phones are smaller, which has been rumored. To be fair, in Dickson’s tweet he says that the notch and cameras should “not be taken 100%” but that the chassis is “promising.” 

We’ve also heard that the iPhone 12 could be thinner than the iPhone 11 and that the iPhone 12 Pro may come in a new navy blue color. 

Other than the design, the iPhone 12 is expected to feature Apple’s powerful new A14 Bionic chip, 5G connectivity and 120Hz ProMotion displays on the iPhone 12 Pro models. 

Overall, these iPhone 12 dummy units are intriguing and seem close to the real thing. But they don’t look complete.

Source: https://www.tomsguide.com/news/iphone-12-leak-reveals-design-for-all-three-sizes

Wait for iPhone 12 drags on as Apple delays production by a month


Apple is delaying mass-production of the iPhone 12 lineup by around one month, according to a Monday report from The Wall Street Journal.

Sources blame the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic for the delay, which is likely to mean Apple’s next-generation handsets won’t be available until October. A trusted source for Cult of Mac recently made  the same prediction .

“Apple Inc. is pushing back the production ramp-up of its flagship iPhones coming later this year by about a month, according to people familiar with the changes,” reads  the report , which requires a WSJ subscription.

Sources blame weakened global demand, with consumers spending less on non-essential purchases during the pandemic — and on COVID-19 disruptions to key Apple manufacturing partners in Asia.

Expect an October debut

Recent reports have indicated Apple plans four different iPhone 12 models, in three different sizes, for a 2020 release. They’re all expected to offer faster 5G connectivity, Apple’s next-generation A14 chipset, and other big improvements.

It’s likely Apple would have been aiming to launch all four devices in September, as is tradition for flagship iPhone introductions. To meet that timeline, however, mass-production has to take place over the summer months.

That’s not going to happen this year, at least not at the rate Apple requires, thanks to the global pandemic. So, although Apple could still debut its newest handsets in September, we may not get our hands on them until October at the earliest.

Apple cuts iPhone 12 orders

In addition to delaying production, Apple has also slashed iPhone 12 orders, the report reveals. Sources say the number of units it plans to manufacture in 2020 has been reduced by as much as 20%.

Supply chain sources recently claimed Apple was pushing forward with what they believed were  unrealistic iPhone 12 sales estimates . They warned, however, that Cupertino could revise its figures before mass-production began.

Today’s WSJ report echoes similar claims made by reliable TF International Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, and by a source for Cult of Mac, which both predicted  an October launch  for iPhone 12.

Long-time iPhone fans will remember a similar delays for iPhone X and iPhone XR. Both handsets were unveiled in September 2017, alongside iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, but they did not start shipping until October and November 2017.

Source: https://www.cultofmac.com/705351/apple-delays-iphone-12-production-wsj/