Apple supplier unlocks space-saving capacitors just in time for 5G iPhone

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So tiny you can barely see them.
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One of Apple’s key suppliers may have just found a way to free up a bit more space inside the 2020 iPhones.

Murata Manufacturing claims it has created ultrasmall capacitors that are one-fifth the size of current capacitors. With 5G capable iPhones set to gobble up battery power next year, Apple needs every extra square millimeter it can get.

2020 iPhone could be the first with in-screen Touch ID

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2020 iPhone 12 concept has a 99% screen to body ratio.
The 2020 iPhone 12 might not have a Notch because Touch ID will be embedded in its display.
Screenshot: Pallav Raj/ConceptsiPhone

Next year’s iPhone could be the first with an under-screen fingerprint scanner. Apple is reportedly meeting next week with a supplier for the components necessary to build Touch ID into the display of the 2020 iOS model.

iPhone launch schedule may get big shakeup in 2021

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Apple might host two iPhone keynotes in 2021.
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Big changes could be coming to the way Apple launches iPhone, starting in 2021.

Analysts at JP Morgan Chase published a new research note today claiming Apple is readying its supply chain to be able to launch new iPhones twice a year. The move would supposedly give Apple more flexibility to add new features over a six month period and better compete with companies like Samsung and Huawei.

iPhone 12 lineup could bring more compact 5.4-inch model

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iPhone 12 might mix iPhone 11 and iPad Pro designs
Big changes are predicted for the 2020 iPhone lineup.
Photo: Ben Geskin

Apple’s next-generation iPhone 12 lineup could introduce a more compact 5.4-inch model, according to a new report.

The handset could be a Pro model, despite its smaller size, with a high-end OLED display supplied by Samsung. And it could replace the 5.8-inch option we’re already familiar with.

The high-end iPhone 12 Pro Max, on the other hand, could get even larger with a 6.7-inch display.

Beautiful iPhone 12 concept video kills the notch

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2020 iPhone 12 concept has a 99% screen to body ratio.
A proposed iPhone 12 boasts a screen with 505 pixels per inch, a 120 Hz refresh rate, and 900 nits brightness.
Screenshot: Pallav Raj/ConceptsiPhone

An artist has imagined the 2020 iPhone with in-display Face ID, a fourth camera lens, and a design based on the iPhone 5. His video brilliantly shows off these proposed features for the iPhone 12.

Watch it now:

Gorgeous new iPhone 12 render will blow you away

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iPhone 12 might mix iPhone 11 and iPad Pro designs
Big changes are predicted for the 2020 iPhone lineup.
Photo: Ben Geskin

A new concept device, with an iPhone given an iPad-like makeover, shows what Apple might be planning for 2020.

This artist’s render is based on leaked information that the iPhone 12 will borrow some of the design elements of the iPad Pro.

Exciting ‘iPhone 12’ concept imagines dramatic design changes

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It's like an iPhone 4 for the modern day.
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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.

2020 iPhones will boast world’s most advanced 5G chips

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Apple reportedly placing big orders for next year's 5G iPhone
Apple's got some big plans for next year's iPhones.
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Apple will be deploying the world’s “most advanced” 5G mobile processors when it debuts its first 5G iPhones next year, a new report claims.

Apple is lagging behind rivals such as Samsung, Huawei and even smaller companies like Oppo and Xiaomi in launching its first 5G handset. However, the report claims that Apple’s ready to pull the stops out to make its next iPhone special. And it’s hoping for sales to match.

2020 iPhone will boast Apple’s fastest, best-looking display yet

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2020 iPhone will have Apple’s fastest, best looking display yet
New iPhone will borrow tech which debuted with the 2017 iPad Pro.
Photo: Leander Kahney/Cult of Mac

The 2020 iPhone will reportedly take a page out of the iPad Pro’s playbook, adopting a 120Hz display that will allow for more fluid scrolling, greater responsiveness and smoother motion content.

Apple introduced the 120Hz ProMotion iPad Pro back in 2017. It now seems that the same technology could find its way to the iPhone, doubling the display refresh rate from its current 60Hz.