“iPhone 12” renders from a combination of leaked CAD designs and allegedly leaked information
Rumors about the fall 2020 iPhone refresh have pointed to Apple offering up to four models, spread across standard “iPhone 12” and higher-level “iPhone 12 Pro” tiers, with differing display sizes and other features. In the latest supposed leak, Apple may make the “iPhone 12” the cheapest flagship model at launch in years, aside from the iPhone SE.
According to sources of prominent leaker Jon Prosser in a video published on Monday, Apple will be offering two “iPhone 12” models and two “Pro” versions, with one of each being a larger “Max” variant. The standard tier will have 5.4-inch and 6.1-inch OLED displays made by BOE, while the Pro models will have 6.1-inch and 6.7-inch screens made by Samsung and will feature a 10-bit color depth.
The Pro models will also benefit from having 6GB of application RAM, versus the non-Pro models having 6GB. The Pro versions will also have a stainless steel body versus an aluminum body, while the usual triple camera setup on the Pro will also have LiDAR, whereas the non-Pro will have a dual-camera arrangement.
Of note in the leak is that it includes Apple’s supposed pricing structure for 2020. The “iPhone 12” will cost $649 for the 128GB-capacity version, rising to $749 for 256GB, and the Max version will cost $749 and $849 for each respective capacity.
Three capacities will be offered for the Pro models, at $999, $1,099, and $1,299 for the 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB versions respectively. For the Pro Max, the same capacities will cost $1,099, $1,199, and $1,399.
For reference, the current iPhone 11 range starts from $699, indicating the “iPhone 12” will be cheaper at launch by $50. The iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max start from $999 and $1,099, so there seems to be little movement on price for the higher-specification 2020 models.
Prosser also passed comment over Sunday’s report of the use of a 120Hz ProMotion display in the Pro models. According to Prosser, there is internal conflict over its inclusion, and it is likely to ship with the feature supported, but whether it will be enabled will depend on battery life.
While Prosser is new to the Apple leaks scene, he has a long-standing one for other manufacturers. He has an excellent track record as it pertains to Apple products, and has accurately reported codenames, and expected release dates of products sometimes weeks in advance.