So the iPhone 12 did not appear at Apple’s September event. This is what we expected, although some held their breath for an unexpected discovery. Most likely, now we will see the phones announced at the event in October.
However, four major devices were released: the new iPad, iPad Air 4, Apple Watch 6 and Apple Watch SE, as well as Apple One, a new subscription package for Apple applications.
So, we have a healthy dose of Apple products that we continue with, but can the new products unveiled at the September event really tell us anything about the two about the upcoming iPhone 12? The devices have many new features and some interesting changes that can give us some guidance.
Sure, we read between the lines here a bit, but we’ve put together a list of six predictions for the iPhone 12, based on what we’ve learned about the new iPad and Apple Watches, and the new service subscription.
1. Side fingerprint sensor
The new iPad Air 4 is Apple’s first product to have a Touch ID built into the side button, rather than the front button, as on older iPhones and lower-end tablets, or Face ID, like the new iPhone and iPad Pro.
This change makes sense – today everyone wears a face mask, and Face ID does not really work with an accessory that hides the face. Apple needs to move to physical fingerprint sensors for its new technology.
So can the iPhone 12 have a side fingerprint sensor? This is definitely possible – the phone will still have buttons on the side, so it will not be a major design change, and the transition from Face ID to Touch ID may allow Apple to reset a large cut, which should be large, so it 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 an extremely convenient way to turn on the phone, so we’d love to see it in the iPhone 12. It beats at least the unreliable Face ID.
2. Adhesion with a frequency of 60 Hz
It is rumored that the iPhone 12 has a screen refresh rate of 120 Hz, which is a significant step compared to previous iPhones, which adhered to 60 Hz. 60 Hz has been the standard refresh rate for phones for years, but the latest Android devices have increased that frequency to 90 Hz, 120 Hz and even 144 Hz.
Apple only used high upgrade rates on iPad Pro models that use variable upgrades, and the speed automatically changes depending on what you’re doing – you can’t change it manually.
Although the iPad Air 4 seems 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 a high refresh rate brings?
There were also rumors that Apple failed to get a refresh rate of 120 Hz in time. Whatever the reason, we may linger at 60 Hz for another year.
3. Hello, USB-C
Like the high refresh rate, some rumors have suggested that the iPhone 12 has a standard USB-C port instead of the proprietary Apple Lightning port – this will allow the phone to offer faster charging and data transfer than previous iPhones.
The last few generations of the iPad Pro had USB-C ports, but now the iPad Air 4 has one too – so it’s clear that Apple doesn’t think the high-speed port is more for business users, and that’s a feature that all users will appreciate.
So hopefully we’ll see how the iPhone 12 uses the USB-C port, and it won’t seem to charge your iPhone for the rest of its life.
4. No charger in the box
One of the most controversial points discussed in the leaks and rumors of the iPhone 12 is whether it will or will not come with a charger in a box. Abandonment of technology would force users to buy their own chargers, but it would reduce e-waste, which would be good for the environment.
Well, the Apple Watch 6 confirms that it does not come with a charging panel in the box – you will have to buy your own or use the existing panel to charge a smart watch.
Apple has not told us whether the Apple Watch SE, or any of the new iPads, will come with chargers. But a recent interview in which Apple’s chief criticized the inclusion of chargers in the box, combined with the lack of such in the Watch 6, it seems likely that the iPhone 12 will not.
5. A14 Bionic chipset
The iPhone 11 had an A13 Bionic chipset, and the iPhone 12 will probably have an A14 Bionic. The new iPad Air 4 also has this chipset, and the bizarre fact that slate is released in front of the new iPhone is that we see this new technology early.
This is the first of Apple’s 5nm mobile chipsets, much smaller than previous processors, and it should also be 30% faster than its predecessor. The iPad Air 4 is installed as a fast device, and as a result, the iPhone 12.
6. Even more viruses from Apple?
Apple smartphones and tablets come with many pre-installed apps, such as Apple TV and Apple Podcasts on your device, whether you like it or not – and this situation can get even worse with the launch of Apple One.
The Apple One combines Apple News, Apple Fitness and more in one big subscription package, and like some of the brand’s other apps, you can be sure they’ll appear on Apple devices to encourage you to try and hopefully purchase them. . .
Hopefully, this will not be the case – we are crossing our fingers that Apple will receive a message that if we want to try these services, we will download them ourselves; however, the home page of our iPad suggests that this has not yet happened.