iPhone 12 rumours, release date, price and more

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Apple’s 2020 smartphones aren’t far away now. And this year it seems we may have four models to look forward to. Here’s everything we know so far.

What are the 2020 iPhones called?

Word is there are four variants of the iPhone 12, with the principal differences between them being the size of their screens and the array of cameras they make room for.

The variants’ mooted names are…

  • iPhone 12 (5.4")
  • iPhone 12 Max (6.1")
  • iPhone 12 Pro (6.1")
  • iPhone 12 Pro Max (6.7").

When will the iPhone 12 range be released?

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Image credit: Jonas Daenhert

Apple is likely to hold a launch event in the first or second week of September. However, the tech giant is reputed to be staggering the release date, which means you could face a lengthy wait before you can actually buy some models.

According to well connected analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Max will go on sale first. Expect to be able to pre-order these models straight after the launch event and buy them in shops about ten days later.

The higher-end iPhone 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max reputedly won’t be available to buy until some time later. How much later, we don’t know yet. But we’d say at least a few weeks after the first models hit stores.

However, there is also talk abroad that Apple will delay the launch of all its phones until much later in the year, due to the Coronavirus. We shall see…

How much will the iPhone 12 be?

Leaks indicate that SIM-free prices will be as follows:

  • Phone 12, 128GB: £679
  • iPhone 12, 256GB: £779
  • iPhone 12 Max, 128GB: £789
  • iPhone 12 Max, 256GB: £889
  • iPhone 12 Pro, 128GB: £1,049
  • iPhone 12 Pro, 256GB: £1,149
  • iPhone 12 Pro, 512GB: £1,349

What are the iPhone 12’s key features?

  • 4-inch OLED screen
  • Tweaked design with rounder edges and steel frame
  • Smaller pinhole notch for front camera to maximise screen space
  • 5G for faster downloads and smoother streaming
  • Dual lens camera with better depth sensing

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