iPhone 12 specs: Everything the rumors say about battery, camera and more

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We don’t know the iPhone 12 specs yet, but some features will be similar to the iPhone 11. 


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This story is part of Apple Event, our full coverage of the latest news from Apple headquarters.

Apple will livestream a virtual event on Oct. 13 starting at 10 a.m. PT (1 p.m. ET, 6 p.m. BST), and all eyes are on the possibility of a new slate of iPhones — rumored to be called the iPhone 12, 12 Pro, 12 Pro Max and 12 Mini. The company has historically released new phones in September, but amid the COVID-19 outbreak, suppliers in China were forced to shut down or dial back operations. The tech giant confirmed there would be a delay on its flagship phones over the summer. 

What do we know about the new phones? Will there be enough new features to warrant upgrading from the iPhone 11? (Read how the iPhone 11 might compare to the iPhone 12 here.) 

Read more: Watch iPhone 12 launch: Here’s how to livestream the virtual Apple event

The iPhone 12’s rumored specs are starting to take shape after the latest from leaker Kang on Weibo. Here’s what we know so far. 

Models and size

According to Kang’s leak, we could be getting four new iPhone 12 models that potentially ship at different times. All the models are predicted to have Super Retina XDR displays, more drop-resistant glass, and 5G compatible. 

  • 5.4-inch iPhone 12 Mini
  • 6.1-inch iPhone 12 
  • 6.1-inch iPhone 12 Pro
  • 6.7-inch iPhone Pro Max

Additionally, the iPhone 12 Mini and the iPhone 12 could come in black, white, red, blue and green. The Pro and Pro Max models are

Apple iPhone 12 Launch: Pricing, Model Specs Leak Out Ahead of Event

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Apple is expected to unveil the iPhone 12 next week but details supposedly spilling the beans on the tech giant’s forthcoming first-ever 5G phones have emerged on social media.

A user on China’s Weibo with the handle “Kang” on Friday posted info allegedly revealing pricing and specifications for four new Apple smartphones — the iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max and iPhone 12 mini — as well as a new cheaper HomePod mini smart speaker, as spotted by MacRumors.

The caveat: The info is unconfirmed and may not fully square with what Apple actually announces at its launch event, slated for Oct. 13. It’s not clear how Kang came by the details. That said, according to AppleTrack, whoever Kang is has a good track record of predicting Apple announcements, including accurately reporting several of the company’s announcements from this year’s WWDC and the new iPad Air model announced at its Sept. 15 event.

According to Kang’s post, each of the new iPhone 12s will support the 5G wireless standard and feature Apple’s Super Retina XDR display and support Dolby Vision HDR standard. Other alleged details:

  • iPhone 12: Starting at $799, the baseline model will have a 6.1-inch screen and 64 GB to 256 GB of storage. Available in black, white, red, blue and green; shipping Oct. 23 or 24.
  • iPhone 12 Pro: Starting at $999, also with a 6.1-inch screen, available in gold, silver, graphite and blue, with storage of 128 GB to 512 GB. Shipping either Oct. 23 or 24.
  • iPhone 12 Pro Max: Starting at $1,099, the 6.7-inch-screen model will be available in the same colors and storage options as Pro model. Shipping Nov. 20 or 21.
  • iPhone 12 mini: Starting at $699 for model with 5.4-inch display; available in the same colors and storage

Ahead of iPhone 12 release, rumors swirl around 2021’s iPhone 13 specs

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  • Apple’s 2021 iPhones may come in similar size options as this year’s iPhone 12, according to analyst Ross Young.
  • The findings shared by Young also suggest that Apple’s ProMotion technology will be available on the iPhone 13 Pro.
  • Previous reports have suggested this feature would debut on the iPhone 12.
  • It’s not the first time we’ve heard predictions about the iPhone 13; analyst Ming-Chi Kuo previously said Apple’s 2021 iPhones could be the first completely wireless models with no ports. 
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Apple’s anticipated iPhone 12 lineup is expected to arrive this month, but some analysts are already looking ahead to what the tech giant may have planned for next year. 

The latest predictions were shared by Ross Young, founder and CEO of Display Supply Chain Consultants, a research firm specializing in data related to display-based products.

Young recently posted some predictions on Twitter about what to expect from the iPhone 13’s display size and camera as well as details surrounding the next iPhone SE. The information is based on research from investment banking firm Mizuho Securities, and some of the details fall in line with findings from Display Supply Chain Consultants, Young wrote. 

Apple did not immediately respond to Business Insider’s request for comment. 

The findings suggest that Apple’s 2021 iPhones could maintain the same display size as the upcoming iPhone 12. Young’s tweet said the iPhone 13 may come in 5.42-inch and 6.06-inch variants, while the larger iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max might be available in 6.06-inch and 6.67-inch sizes.

 

That’s very similar to the rumors and reports that have emerged about the iPhone 12. Apple’s 2020 iPhone lineup is expected to include a 5.4-inch and 6.1-inch iPhone 12, a 6.1-inch iPhone 12

release date, price, specs for Apple’s next flagship

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Apple’s next flagship is on the brink of launching, with the iPhone 12 event set for Tuesday, October 13. We’re in for some big changes compared to last year’s iPhone 11, with the biggest being the design, the SoC, and connectivity.  



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The iPhone 12 will feature Apple’s new A14 Bionic processor, and is shrugging off the rounded corners of its most recent predecessors in favor of flatter edges reminiscent of iPhone 5.

All four models will support 5G, although there may a fifth model set to release in 2021 with LTE only, for a smaller price tag. 

We didn’t get an update about the smartphone at Apple’s Time Flies event on September 15 because the iPhone 12 is getting its own dedicated launch event next week. 

You can catch up on the announcements from Time Flies below, including the detils on the two new iPads and Apple Watch models Apple has lined up. 

Or you can skip straight to the iPhone 12 leaks and rumors we’ve amassed so far to prep for the Apple event we’ve all been waiting for..

  • iPhone 12
  • Apple Watch Series 6
  • Apple Watch SE
  • Apple One
  • New iPad
  • New iPad Air

iPhone 12 release date, price, leaks and news

We’ve heard speculation some subtle design changes coming to the iPhone 12, as well as improvements to features like the camera. There’s plenty to get excited about, and this phone is set to be the best-looking and most powerful iPhone in history. 

Whether you want to know the specs of the iPhone 12 or the best guesses at the iPhone 12 launch date, we’ve got you covered here: read on to find out everything you need to

Google Pixel 5: Features, specs, 5G, and what to know

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  • Google unveiled the Pixel 5 on Wednesday, it’s next flagship smartphone and competitor to the iPhone.
  • The announcement comes after Google revealed the name of the device back in August.
  • Google’s Pixel phones don’t have as big of a presence in the market as rivals like Samsung, Apple, and Huawei, but the company often uses them to introduce new Android features.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Google on Wednesday introduced the Pixel 5, its newest high-end smartphone meant to go head-to-head with the upcoming iPhone 12 and Samsung’s Galaxy S20 phones.

The phone will be among Google’s first 5G smartphones, starting at $699 alongside the cheaper $500 Pixel 4a 5G. Google is also tailoring some of its apps and services to take advantage of 5G networks.

For example, the company’s Duo video chatting app will now support a feature that makes it possible to share your screen with the recipient of the call and watch videos together. Google also said it will optimize video and photo streaming in YouTube and its Photos app for 5G.

Google’s Pixel phones have focused on their camera quality in years past, and that’s continuing with the Pixel 5. Google is adding an ultrawide camera lens to the Pixel 5, a critical feature that lets phones take images with a wider perspective that the Pixel 4 was lacking.

Google is also improving portrait mode, the feature that lets you snap a photo of a sharp subject against a blurred background, to work with Night Sight. That’s the shooting mode Google announced two years ago that enables its phones to take better photos in low-light conditions.

The Pixel 5 is also getting a boost when it comes to power efficiency. A new “extreme battery saver” setting will let users extend the battery life of