Apple has never been a company to brag about the RAM it puts in its smartphones, but that doesn’t stop people from being interested to learning the gritty details anyway.
The latest analyst report (via MacRumors) reiterates a lot of what we’ve heard before, which basically tells us this early in 2020 that we probably already know what Apple is going to launch later this year. Or maybe we’ll get a ton of future surprises in the months ahead. But until then, we’ll sift through what we have today.
According to a new research note put together by UBS analysts Timothy Arcuri and Munjal Shah, Apple is going to launch four new iPhones in 2020: one with a 5.4-inch display, two with 6.1 inch displays, and one with a 6.7-inch display. The analysts believe that all four of these models will boast OLED screens, but Apple will use other features to differentiate the models.
The analysts believe that we’ll see two models in 2020 with 6GB of RAM: the 6.7-inch model, and one of the 6.1-inch iPhones. Both of those handsets will also boast three cameras on the back, along with 3D-sensing technology. Meanwhile, the other 6.1-inch iPhone 12 will feature a pair of cameras on the back and only 4GB of RAM. And finally, the 5.4-inch iPhone 12 will rock 4GB of RAM as well, along with two cameras on the back.
As I said above, we’ve heard all of this before. In December of last year it was reported that Apple is planning to launch two 6.1-inch iPhone models in 2020. And in November of 2019 we heard about iPhone 12 models with 6GB of RAM. One of the remaining sticking points now is whether or not all four new iPhone models, all rumored to be part of the iPhone 12 lineup, will feature OLED screens, or if Apple is going to launch yet another new model with an LCD panel later this year.
Here’s most of what we’ve heard up to this point:
As for the other planned features. analysts like Ming-Chi Kuo are expecting smaller notches (maybe even a notch-less iPhone), rear-facing 3D sensing, 5G support, 6GB of RAM, metal frames similar to iPhone 4 and other perks, including the possibility of an under-screen Touch ID letting you authenticate by holding a finger anywhere on the display.
It’s all very exciting, right? Let me ask you this: If you have an iPhone 11, any variant, and based on what you’ve heard already about the iPhone 12 lineup, are you planning to upgrade later this year? Or will you be sticking it out until 2021?