Newest iPhone 12 rumor hints at 4 new models, including ’12 mini’

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An iPhone 12 for everyone?
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The newest iPhone 12 rumor claims Apple will introduce four brand-new handsets this fall, including a compact “iPhone 12 mini.”

The smallest model could be different to the rumored iPhone SE 2, but not much bigger in size. It is expected to pack Apple’s latest technology — just like its larger siblings — inside the same design.

2021 may be the year iPhone finally loses its Lightning connector

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New regulations could force Apple to ditch Lightning cables in Europe.
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Apple is expected to deliver at least one iPhone model without a Lightning connector next year, according to a new Barclays report.

The device won’t make the switch to USB-C, as previous rumors have predicted. It is instead expected to rely solely on wireless connectivity options for both charging and data transfer.

Barclays analysts also believe that this year’s iPhone refresh will bring an improved TrueDepth camera system that could mean even better Face ID.

Apple still on track to deliver complete 5G iPhone lineup in 2020

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Don't believe the scaremongers.
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Apple’s 5G iPhone lineup is still on track for a fall 2020 release, according to one reliable analyst.

A recent report suggested faster wwWave handsets, which are expected to succeed iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max, may not arrive until early 2021. But those claims appear to be inaccurate.

iPhone 12 Pro with faster 5G may not arrive until 2021, analysts warn

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An iPhone with mmWave 5G could be more than a year away.
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Apple is expected to introduce its first iPhones with 5G later this year. But if you want an iPhone 12 Pro with the fastest possible 5G speeds, you could be waiting until 2021.

A new report claims that mmWave 5G, which is up to ten times faster than LTE, probably won’t make its way to iPhone this year. That means a successor to iPhone 11 with an LCD screen could be the only model available this fall.

Apple may be prepping a super-charged gaming Mac. Seriously. We discuss, on The CultCast

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Your next gaming PC might be a Mac!

This week on The CultCast: According to a new report, Apple is prepping a new super-charged gaming Mac for WWDC! We discuss… Plus: full-screen TouchID will be replacing FaceID in a notch-less 2020 iPhone, at least according to a new rumor.

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’iPhone 12’ leak reveals exciting new design inspired by iPhone 4

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Don't get too excited.
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A supposed “iPhone 12” dummy unit offers what may be our very first glimpse at next year’s big redesign.

It shows a device that looks a lot like an iPhone 11 Pro Max from the front, with a large, edge-to-edge display and notch. But it sports flat sides and sharper edges that are inspired by the iconic iPhone 4.

Apple prepping separate 4G and 5G iPhone models for next year

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5G iPhone buyers will apparently have plenty to choose from in 2020, and the same goes for those content with 4G.
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Apple could release a half-dozen iPhone models next year. An industry analyst laid out new predictions for the 2020 iPhone lineup, saying some models will bring the latest 5G cellular technology. Other models will stick with slower 4G networking.

Apparently, people not interested in 5G won’t need to pay extra for it. And some top-tier models supposedly will include rear-facing 3D scanners for augmented reality.

iPhone 12 could get bigger battery thanks to new circuit tech

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We'll need bigger batteries for 5G.
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Next year’s so-called iPhone 12 lineup could come with even bigger batteries thanks to brand-new circuitry.

Apple has reportedly teamed up with a new supplier that is manufacturing a battery protection module that’s almost 50% than that in today’s handsets. It will free up precious internal space to allow for larger cells.