This is the most realistic 2020 iPhone concept we’ve seen yet

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The 2020 iPhone could pack some serious camera upgrades.
Photo: Hacker 34

The grand unveiling of the iPhone 12 (or whatever Apple calls it) is still over half a year away, but you can already get a pretty good idea of what to expect thanks to a new concept video.

Most iPhone concept videos we see throw in a bunch of unrealistic features. Instead of focusing on what could be, the Hacker 34’s new concept video brings to life all the reliable rumors we’ve heard so far. The concept won’t wow you with promises of a holographic display and instead focuses on the iterative changes we’re likely to see in 2020.

This is about as close to the 2020 iPhone commercial you’re going to see right now:

According to the rumor mill, Apple is planning to launch at least four different iPhones in 2020. A cheaper, smaller model based on the iPhone 8 could come out as soon as this Spring. As for the big fall launch, this year could bring the first major design changes since the iPhone X.

Apple supposedly plans to bring back a design that’s similar to the iPhone 5 body. Other features will likely include improved cameras, beefed up displays, 3D time-of-flight sensors, improved Face ID, an A14 processor, and 5G support. A new navy blue color might also be made.

Two-way charging capabilities were rumored for the 2019 iPhones but didn’t make the cut. The rumor mill has been quiet on that feature ever since. We also haven’t heard much about iOS 14 supporting Split View on iPhones, which doesn’t seem that useful anyway.

Good thing we only have to wait about 7.5 months longer to see what other iPhone surprises are in store.