Hands on with the iPhone 12: An early preview of Apple’s next iPhone
As we near this fall’s release of Apple’s much anticipated iPhone 12 lineup, The Apple Post has gone hands on with a model created based on leaked schematics and specifications for this year’s 6.7-inch “iPhone 12 Pro Max”, offering an early preview of the rumored new squared-edged design, larger display, and more.
To recap, Apple is expected to introduce four different variations of the iPhone 12 later this year, including a 5.4-inch model, two 6.1-inch versions, and a new, larger 6.7-inch option. Each device is said to feature an iPhone 4-style squared-edged design, similar to the current iPad Pro, as well as offering 5G connectivity and OLED displays.
First things first, the design. The iPhone 12 will mark Apple’s biggest leap in iPhone design since the launch of the iPhone X. Gone are the rounded corners that have been with the iPhone since the iPhone 6 and back is the square-edged frame and a front and back glass body from 2010’s iPhone 4.
The model is ever so slightly thinner than the current iPhone 11 Pro Max, the best device to compare this unit against. The square edges make the phone feel more secure in your hand and aesthetically, the model seems to look a lot more luxurious than previous generations.
An important note to make is that the camera array on this model is not final and is expected to be different on the iPhone at launch. As we have reported over recent months, the iPhone 12 Pro is expected to feature a new LiDAR Scanner and repositioned camera lens layout. – See the iPhone 12’s new camera module here.
Rumors suggest the 5.4-inch and 6.1-inch iPhone 12 will feature two cameras on the back, with ultra-wide and wide-angle lenses, whereas the high-end 6.1-inch and 6.7-inch iPhone 12 Pro will feature three lenses, including wide, ultra-wide, and telephoto cameras, alongside a LiDAR scanner.
The front-facing sensor module — aka the TrueDepth camera system, as Apple calls it — is the same size as previous generations according to this model, but some reports have speculated that we may see a slight size reduction with the iPhone 12.
iPhone 12 is expected to continue to feature a Lightning port over USB-C, with the model reaffirming that rumor, with our hands on showing Apple may reposition the device’s SIM card tray to beneath the volume switches on the left side, with what appears to be a Smart Connector, similar to the iPad Pro on the right, which could potentially hint at new accessories coming to the iPhone this year.
Earlier in the year, The Apple Post released exclusive 2020 iPhone renders, offering what we believed to be the most accurate representation of the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max.
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