Apple iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Max leaks


We may have learned the announcement and even shipping details of the iPhone 12 as well as the next iPad and Apple Watch, thanks to tech analyst Jon Presser. He was the one that correctly predicted the iPhone SE announcement date, back in March.


According to his information Apple will hold the iPhone 12 and 12 Pro event in the week, beginning on October 12. Apple will then open pre-orders for the iPhone 12 (read non-Pro) models the same week and start shipping the next week, which begins on 19 October.


We're expecting the iPhone 12 range to use a 5nm A14 Bionic chipset. This chipset has been mentioned more than once. What that means for the average consumer is an iPhone with more power than ever.


The RAM could also get a boost, with analysts claiming that the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max will have 6GB of the stuff, up from 4GB on their predecessors - though the standard phone will apparently stick with 4GB. This is something we've now heard again, again and again, so it may well be true.


The chipset seems ready to wow too, as an A14 Bionic leaked benchmark showed it had a single-core and multi-score score that was ahead of the Snapdragon 865, the processor we've seen in almost all Android flagships in 2020 and the iPhone 12 might also support the new 802.11ay specification, which could allow it to share content at speeds of at least 20-30Gbps


How much storage will you have? A pricing leak from Prosser showed us the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Max will apparently come in 128GB and 256GB models while the Pro and Pro Max will supposedly come in both of those and 512GB.


One leak may also have given us a clear picture of batteries you can expect in each of the iPhone 12 models:

  • iPhone 12 may have a 2,227mAh battery
  • iPhone 12 Max and iPhone 12 Pro may have a 2,775mAh battery
  • iPhone 12 Pro Max may have a 3,687mAh battery

If this leak is true, it may not be positive news for the iPhone 12's battery life.

The iPhone 11 has a 3,110mAh battery, the iPhone 11 Pro has a 3,046mAh one, and the iPhone 11 Pro Max has a 3,969mAh one – and that’s despite the iPhone 11 Pro Max having a smaller screen than the iPhone 12 Pro Max is rumored to have.


It's not certain these will be the batteries we'll see in the upcoming phones, but it's our best look yet at the cells you can expect in the new phones.


Having said that, one other rumor states that the batteries in the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max won't exceed 4,400mAh - a figure which in both cases would be an improvement on the battery sizes in their predecessors.


Wireless charging is expected to be included in the iPhone 12 - which isn't a huge surprise - and one leak suggests the phone will come with magnets that allow it to more easily line up with wireless chargers.


Will the iPhone 12 use USB-C? The rumors currently suggest it'll be sticking with a Lightning cable. Multiple sources have said USB-C won't happen, with the iPhone 12 likely sticking with Lightning, and the iPhone 13 potentially switching to a portless design.


That said, a recent EU ruling may also mean future iPhones won't be able to use Lightning cables in Europe. That may force Apple to switch the connector on future phones to USB-C, and while it's not clear yet whether this will be the case for the iPhone 12 it may be something to consider.


Another report from Chinese publication Caifa news also suggests Apple and other manufacturers may soon use GaN power adapters. These are currently used by Xiaomi, and allow for fast-charging speeds up to 65 watts.


There's no guarantee this will debut on the iPhone 12 - or any future iPhone for that matter - but it may mean we see an improved fast-charging experience along the line.

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