Your brand-new iPhone 11 is about to look outdated already thanks to these exciting “iPhone 12” concept images.
The renders imagine what next year’s refresh will look like based on the rumors that have surfaced so far. It takes design cues from the iconic iPhone 4 while improving on what we have today.
Reliable TF International Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has been keeping an eye on Apple’s plans for 2020. And he has predicted big changes for the iPhone lineup, starting with an all-new design.
Kuo expects Apple to ditch the rounded metal frames we’ve become accustomed to in favor of sharper edges, reminiscent of those seen on iPhone 4, iPhone 5, and more recently the iPad Pro.
Now PhoneArena has put together some renders that demonstrate what the 2020 iPhone might look like.
2020 iPhone 12 concept shows huge improvements
The concept device looks like a cross between an iPhone 4 and an iPhone 11 Pro. It’s large with an edge-to-edge screen, glass panels front and back, and a straight-edged, metal frame at its core.
Beyond the obvious design changes, there are other improvements. This model has a fourth lens on its back, which accommodates a new Time-of-Light (ToF) sensor for improved augmented reality.
This imagined iPhone 12 also has a smaller notch at the top of its display. Recent reports have suggested Apple will employ smaller Face ID sensors next year.
Other concepts have removed that notch entirely — and that’s a move Apple is almost certainly working toward. But it is unlikely it will disappear in the foreseeable future.
More on the 2020 iPhone lineup
iPhone 12 will bring other improvements that we can’t see. It is expected to be Apple’s first smartphone with 5G connectivity, and an even greater ProMotion display with a faster refresh rate.
The lineup will also introduce Apple’s next-generation A14 chipset. It is believed to utilize a 5-nanometer design and could enter mass-production during the first half of 2020.
We can expect Apple to make the iPhone 12 lineup official next September. We will be hearing a lot more about it in the meantime.