Apple’s iPhone 12 lineup is coming, and it’s expected to arrive sometime in October. From what we know already it certainly looks like the iPhone 12 lineup will offer incremental upgrades. Apple fans are hyped about the iPhone 12 for some reason, maybe it’s due to the price.
Earlier rumors suggested that iPhone 12 lineup will be affordable compared to what Samsung is offering in its flagship segment. To be exact here are the rumored prices for the iPhone 12 lineup floating around on the internet.
Guys like Jon Prosser said these are going to be the prices for the iPhone 12 lineup this year. He said iPhone 12 will start $50 cheaper than the iPhone 11 which sounded too good to be true to be honest, after all the phone comes with news upgrades such as 5G, a new 5nm chip, and more.
It looks like those initial rumors about prices may not be true according to newly discovered information. Turns out that the bill of materials cost for the iPhone 12 is $50 more when compared to the iPhone 11.
GizmoChina reports citing their sources that it was impossible to keep the price of the iPhone 12 at last year’s level due to an increase in the cost of components and support for fifth-generation networks. So they say the starting price of the iPhone 12 could be $749. 750 bucks for the smallest iPhone 12 variant in the 4 iPhone 12’s they are launching this year.
Apple will not include any charging or EarPods accessories in the box, just the phone itself will cost $750. Apple says they will reduce electronic waste by ditching the charger and Earpods which we all know.
Anyway, we have names of the iPhone 12 variants from the person who has a pretty good track record when it comes to Apple leaks. He says that the new iPhone lineup will be called iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max. Pretty straight forward naming scheme.
Some of you might say is Apple going to call a phone that’s bigger than the iPhone SE a ‘mini’?
Well actually, from what we know so far through 3D CAD renders, the iPhone 12 mini will be a tad smaller than the current iPhone SE despite its larger screen size. The dimensions seem to fall between the iPhone 5 and the current iPhone 8 or SE, which will make it the smallest newly-designed iPhone since the aforementioned iPhone 5.
So yeah, calling it mini makes a lot of sense here.
By the way, we have the Antutu benchmark of the A14 Bionic chip, a 5nm chipset that goes inside the iPhone 12 lineup and it looks like the performance gains are very incremental compared to A13. It looks like Android counterparts will catch up to Apple next year with their 5nm chipsets.
They already did in multicore and might as well do in single-core. As per previous reports – all new iPhones will arrive with 60Hz refresh rate OLED screens, and the notch size will remain the same except in the iPhone 12 mini which is expected to house a smaller notch.
iPhone 12 launch has been delayed due to the supply chain issues because of the pandemic and now they are expected to launch in October.
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