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iPhone 12 rumors and leaks: 4 things we expect from Apple in 2020

Even though Apple launched its trio of iPhone 11  models a mere four months ago in September, the rumor mill is already looking across the horizon and speculating about 2020 and the upcoming iPhone 12 (some rumors have already begun for the 2021 iPhones). Keep in mind that we don’t know what the new iPhones’ official names will be — and Apple has not confirmed anything about them — so we’ll go with the iPhone 12 for now. In addition to adding 3D depth-sensing to its rear cameras and new screen sizes, it’s also being speculated that Apple will belatedly include a feature that would make it competitive with its rivals: 5G connectivity.

It will be many months until we approach the predicted launch of the iPhone 12, 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max in September 2020. There’s also a chance Apple will launch the long-awaited sequel to the iPhone SE (known as the iPhone 9 perhaps) earlier in the year too. Until any of that happens though, check back with this piece often as we will continue to update it with the most probable and compelling rumors .

iPhone 12 could have bigger and smaller screens

One of the more enduring rumors about the upcoming iPhones is that Apple may introduce new screen sizes. One of the iPhone 12s could have a 5.4-inch screen (of the current iPhones, the iPhone 11 Pro has the smallest display, which measures 5.8 inches). And the iPhone 2020 Pro Max could go as large as 6.7 inches (for reference, the iPhone 11 Pro Max has a 6.5-inch display). 

There’s also speculation that the iPhone 12’s display will have a 120Hz refresh rate. Most phones refresh at 60 frames per second, or 60Hz, but other phones, like the OnePlus 7T and OnePlus 7 Pro , refresh at 90Hz. The gaming handset the Razer Phone 2 has a 120Hz display as well. With a higher refresh rate, a phone feels faster and smoother when scrolling through things like web pages and apps.  

Apple may launch five new iPhones in 2020…

With the possibility of new display sizes, rumors that Apple will expand its iPhone line have been swirling around. In December, CNET’s Lexy Savvides wrote:

According to JPMorgan analyst Samik Chatterjee, Apple will release four new iPhone 12 models in the fall of 2020: a 5.4-inch model, two 6.1-inch phones and a 6.7-inch phone. All of them will have OLED displays.

These size predictions were also backed this week by analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who believes the current 5.8-inch size of the iPhone 11 Pro may be going away. So the 5.4-inch and one of the 6.1-inch models will be the lower-end devices, presumably called the iPhone 12. Then the more expensive phones will be the other 6.1-inch and 6.7-inch iPhone 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max, respectively.

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