This year’s flagship iPhone model is expected to feature a 6.7-inch OLED display, up from the flasgip 6.5-inch iPhone 11 Pro Max, and a new report alleges the device will be thinner than the iPhone 11 Pro Max while featuring the same chassis design as the current generation.
Specifically, the iPhone 12 Pro Max should measure 7.4mm thick versus the 8.1mm chassis of the iPhone 11 Pro Max. The Japanese-language report run this morning by the fairly reliable publication Mac Otakara provides additional sizing details.
Aside from being thinner, the iPhone 12 Pro Max should be “slightly taller” than the iPhone 11 Pro Max and sport a “bigger sensor” versus the iPhone 11 Pro Max’s rear camera. Mac Otakar says it obtained the information from sources within Apple’s supply chain in China.
As for the 5.4-inch iPhone 12, that device should be “midway between the iPhone SE and iPhone 8” in terms of height. The report goes on to note that both 5.4 and 6.1 inchers will feature dual cameras out the back, with a triple-camera system powered by a rumored new 3D time-of-flight sensor said to be reserved for the flagship 6.7-inch model.
MacRumors conveniently summarized the above details from a machine-translated version:
- The 6.7-inch iPhone 12 model will have a thickness around 7.4mm, nearly ten percent thinner than the iPhone 11 Pro Max at 8.1mm.
- All four new iPhone 12 models will have OLED displays and Face ID.
- The 5.4-inch iPhone 12 model to have a height between the iPhone SE and iPhone 8.
- At least one of the 6.1-inch iPhone 12 models would have a height that falls between the iPhone 11 and the iPhone 11 Pro.
- The 6.7-inch iPhone 12 model will be slightly taller than the iPhone 11 Pro Max.
- The 5.4-inch iPhone 12 model and the lower-end 6.1-inch model should feature dual-lens rear camera arrays identical to the iPhone 11.
- The 6.7-inch iPhone 12 model could have a triple-lens rear camera with larger sensors than the iPhone 11 Pro Max.
- The 5.4, 6.7 and at least one 6.1-inch model are said to have different numbers of microphone holes along the bottom.
The publication recently shared this mockup of an iPhone with an iPhone 4-like design.
The new lineup should be unveiled in September as usual, Mac Otakara suggests.
Mac Otakara is right more often than not, but keep in mind that the publication has had its fair share of misses, too. My biggest problem with this report is the fact that Ming-Chi Kuo, who is the most reliable Apple analyst out there, called for a redesigned iPhone this year that should rock industrial design similar to the iPhone 4 complete with boxier edges and a metal frame.
“We predict that the new 2020 iPhone design will change significantly,” reads Kuo’s research note. “The metal frame and the front and rear glass are still used, but the metal frame surface will be changed to a similar design to the iPhone 4, replacing the current surface design.”
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