There’s no question that Apple’s upcoming iPhone 12 lineup is going to feature a massive redesign. In fact, it’ll be the biggest iPhone redesign since 2017 when the iPhone X was released. The screen will still feature a notch, as we discussed in a post published earlier on Friday, but we also discussed why that definitely doesn’t matter at all and people need to stop whining about it. Apple’s new iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max will feature an entirely new housing with flat metal edges sandwiched between glass on the front and back of the phone. Remember how much everyone loved the iPhone 5? It’ll be like that but larger, far more modern, and with Apple’s signature all-screen design.
How do we know all this? TF International Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said so, that’s how. Kuo has been the most accurate Apple insider out there for years, and he has sources within Apple’s supply chain that other leakers can only dream of. If he reports something in a note to his clients, it’s the next best thing to Apple announcing it. Sure, sometimes his info is too early and plans change, but at this point in the iPhone design cycle, it’s beyond safe to presume that Apple’s iPhone 12 design is a done deal.
Now, the upcoming iPhone 12 design is definitely exciting in the context of previously released iPhones. After all, we’ve seen the same design on all of Apple’s flagship iPhone models since the iPhone X was released three years ago. In the context of all smartphones that are going to hit store shelves in 2020, however, it’s not exactly a cutting-edge masterpiece. Here’s a look at what we can expect: