All the rumors surrounding the iPhone 12 launch so far have claimed that Apple will first release the non-Pro models followed by the iPhone 12 Pro lineup a few weeks later. A supply-chain report from DigiTimes, however, claims something else entirely.
iPhone 12 Release Date, Price, Rumors, Leaks, and News
Broadcom was among the first Apple suppliers to hint at a delay in the launch of the iPhone 12 lineup this year before the Cupertino company itself confirmed that it would be launching the new iPhones a few weeks later than usual. Now, Broadcom has confirmed that the ramp-up of its annual chip shipments would be later than usual this year further hinting at the delay.
A new report from Fast Company claims that Apple will be adding mmWave 5G support to only the top-end iPhone 12 Pro Max model, with all other iPhone 12 models featuring sub-6GHz connectivity.
There has been a lot of confusion regarding the LiDAR scanner on Apple’s upcoming iPhone 12 lineup. While it is known that the LiDAR sensor will make its way on the new iPhones, rumors so far have suggested it would be exclusive to the 6.7-inch iPhone 12 Pro Max. A new report from Fast Company citing sources claims that the LiDAR scanner will be found on both “Pro” models of the iPhone 12.
Leaker ‘Mr.white’ has shared a photo on Twitter showing the rear glass panel of allegedly the iPhone 12 Pro Max featuring a cut out for the LiDAR scanner.
Reputed Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo in his latest investor note claims that the shipment of 5G iPhones with mmWave will be lower than expected due to the ongoing pandemic.
A Bloomberg report states that Apple has informed its suppliers to assemble at least 75 million units of the iPhone 12 lineup for later this year. The company had informed its suppliers to assemble a similar number of iPhone 11 units last year. This year, the company is sticking to the same number despite smartphone sales and economies worldwide tanking due to the pandemic.
Corroborating previous rumors, a new DigiTimes report today claims that Apple will be offering the iPhone 12 lineup in a new “dark blue” colors. Previous leaks have referred to this color as Navy Blue and this rumor had first popped up in January this year.
The iPhone 12 lineup is shaping up to be a very big upgrade from Apple. Apart from launching four new models this year, the company is going to upgrade almost every aspect of its iPhone lineup with some major changes. Which iPhone 12 features are you looking forward to the most?