Therefore, the iPhone 12 did not appear at the Apple event in September. This is what we expected, although some held their breath to announce a surprise. We will probably now see the phones announced at an event in October.
However, four major devices were launched: the new iPad, iPad Air 4, Apple Watch 6 and Apple Watch SE, along with Apple One, a new subscription package for Apple apps.
So we have a good dose of Apple products, but could the new products unveiled at the September event tell us anything about the upcoming iPhone 12? There are many new features and some interesting changes in the devices that could give us some indications.
Sure, we’re reading quite between the lines, but we’ve come up with a list of six predictions about the iPhone 12, based on what we’ve learned about the new iPads and Apple Watches and the new subscription. service.
1. A side-mounted fingerprint sensor
The new iPad Air 4 is the first Apple product to incorporate a Touch ID on a side-mounted button, instead of having a button on the front, as on older iPhones and lower-end tablets or Face ID, such as the newest iPhones and the iPad Pro.
This change makes sense: everyone wears a face mask nowadays and Face ID doesn’t really work with the accessory that hides the face. Apple needs to switch to physical fingerprint sensors for its new technology.
So could the iPhone 12 have a side-mounted fingerprint sensor? It is certainly possible: the phone will have side buttons at the end, so it would not represent a major change in design and changing from Face ID to Touch ID could allow Apple to drop the big notch, which should be great for can accommodate all Face ID scanners.
Some Android phones use side-mounted fingerprint scanners, including the Moto G 5G Plus and Honor 20, and it’s a very convenient way to turn on the phone, so we’d love to see it on the iPhone 12. Unreliable Face ID is better, at the very least.
2. Stick with 60Hz
Rumors pointed out that the iPhone 12 had a screen refresh rate of 120Hz, a big step over previous iPhones that stayed at 60Hz. 60Hz is the standard refresh rate for phones for years, but recent Android devices have moved to 90Hz, 120Hz, and even 144Hz.
Apple has only used high update rates on iPad Pro models, which use variable update, with a rate that changes automatically depending on what you do; you cannot change it manually.
While the iPad Air 4 appears to be an “iPad Pro Lite,” it doesn’t have a variable refresh rate; So has Apple decided that people don’t care about the smoothness that high upgrade rates bring?
There have also been rumors suggesting that Apple might not get 120Hz upgrade rates on time. Whatever the reason, maybe we’ll stick with 60Hz for another year.
3. Hello, USB-C
Like the high update rates, some rumors pointed to the iPhone 12 having a standard USB-C port instead of Apple’s proprietary Lightning port; this would allow the phone to offer faster data loading and transfer than previous iPhones.
The latest generations of iPad Pro have had USB-C ports, but now the iPad Air 4 also has one, so it’s clear that Apple doesn’t believe the high-speed port is just for business users. and it is a feature that will be appreciated by all users.
So hopefully we’ll see that the iPhone 12 uses a USB-C port and it will no longer take (apparently) a lifetime to charge your iPhone.
4. No built-in charger
One of the most controversial points discussed in the leaks and rumors of the iPhone 12 is whether or not it will come with a built-in charger. Removing the technology would force users to buy their own charger, but would reduce e-waste, which would be beneficial to the environment.
Well, it’s confirmed that the Apple Watch 6 won’t come with a charging pad in the box – you’ll have to buy yours or use an existing pad to charge your smartwatch.
Apple didn’t tell us if the Apple Watch SE, or any of the new iPads, will come with chargers in the box. But a recent interview in which an Apple executive criticized the inclusion of built-in chargers, combined with the lack of a Watch 6, makes it seem likely that the iPhone 12 doesn’t have any either.
5. The A14 Bionic chipset
The iPhone 11 had the A13 Bionic chipset and the iPhone 12 is likely to have the A14 Bionic. The new iPad Air 4 also has this chipset, and a fact that the launch of the board before the new iPhone is that we get to take a look at this new technology.
This is the first of Apple’s mobile chipsets that is 5 nm, much smaller than previous processors, and will also be 30% faster than its predecessor. The iPad Air 4 is set to be a fast device, and by extension, so is the iPhone 12.
6. Are there still more Apple protection products?
Apple’s smartphones and tablets include many pre-installed apps, such as Apple TV and Apple Podcasts on your device, whether you like them or not, and this situation could be made worse by the launch of Apple One .
Apple One combines Apple News, Apple Fitness and more in a large subscription package and, as with some other apps from the brand, you can be sure that they will arrive in the oven on Apple devices to encourage you to try them out and hopefully buy them.
Hopefully not: we cross our fingers because Apple will receive the message that if we want to try these services, we will download them for ourselves; however, the home page of our iPad testifies that this has not been the case so far.