According to the Wedbush analyst Daniel Ives, Apple might have a cheaper 4G iPhone 12 in the pipeline as reported by the Chinese website MyDrivers. As per the information up to now, the iPhone 12 will have a range of four models in various screen sizes of 5.4 inches and 6.1 inches for iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Max respectively. 6.1 inches and 6.7 inches for the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max each. All of the four models are likely to have 5G connectivity, which will be the first-ever for Apple phones.
iPhone 12 and 5G Connectivity
Since 5G connectivity is not yet out there and ubiquitous, it will empower the iPhone 12 to prevail longer. Apple has earlier promoted its iPhones having longer lives, decreasing the ill effects of smartphones on the environment.
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On the other hand, adding in 5G connectivity, for now, seems to be an expensive undertaking, since there are rarely any budget smartphones with 5G modems. Also since 5G is still under progress, people might not want to pay extra for something that won’t be of any use as yet.
Is This An iPhone 12 SE?
Apple began to offer two models at a time since large-screened smartphones happened, contrary to their usual one iPhone at a time pattern. Three phones were introduced into the mix with the iPhone 11: the vanilla iPhone 11, the iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max.
It seems the iPhone 12 will come with a dual rear-camera setup and a solid A14 Bionic chip. On the other hand, iPhone 12 Pro models are expected to have a triple camera array and a 120Hz refresh-rate Pro Motion display.
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We can assume the iPhone 12 SE to possibly use a single rear camera and come with a near bezel-less 5.4-inch display, however without a particularly high resolution and maybe an LCD rather than OLED screen. With these specifications, it might also help to lower the making cost of the iPhone 12 SE.
iPhone 12: Release Date
Apple usually announces a new flagship iPhone around September, so let’s wait a few months till then to see if these rumors and expectations come true.