So the iPhone 12 did not appear at Apple’s September event. We expected this, although some held their breath to find surprise. We will probably now see the phones announced at an event in October instead.
However, four major devices have been launched: the new iPad, iPad Air 4, Apple Watch 6 and Apple Watch SE, along with Apple One, Apple’s new subscription package for applications.
So we have a healthy dose of Apple products to go with – but can the new products unveiled at the September event actually tell us a thing or two about the upcoming iPhone 12? There are many new features and some interesting device changes that can give us guidance.
Of course, we read between the lines here a lot, but we came up with a list of six forecasts for the iPhone 1
1. Side-mounted fingerprint sensor
The new iPad Air 4 is Apple’s first product to have a Touch ID built into a side-mounted button, instead of having a button on the front, as on older iPhones and lower-end tablets, or Face ID, as on newer iPhones. and iPad Pro.
This change makes sense – nowadays everyone has a face mask and Face ID doesn’t actually work with the face concealment accessory. Apple needs to move to physical fingerprint sensors for its new technology.
So, can the iPhone 12 have a side-mounted fingerprint sensor? It’s certainly possible – after all, the phone will have buttons on the side, so it won’t be a significant design change, and the transition from Face ID to Touch ID may allow Apple to miss the big slot, which should be large, so that can hold all Face ID scanners.
Several Android phones use side-mounted fingerprint scanners, including the Moto G 5G Plus and Honor 20, and it’s a super convenient way to turn on your phone, so we’d love to see it in the iPhone 12. It beats the unreliable Face ID. at least.
2. Adherence to 60Hz
Rumor has it that the iPhone 12 has a screen refresh rate of 120 Hz, a big step compared to previous iPhones, which remained at 60 Hz. 60Hz has been the standard refresh rate for phones for years, but recent Android devices have raised it to 90Hz, 120Hz and even 144Hz.
Apple only uses high refresh rates on iPad Pro models that use variable refresh, and the speed changes automatically depending on what you’re doing – you can’t change it manually.
Although the iPad Air 4 is “iPad Pro Lite” at first glance, it doesn’t have a variable refresh rate – so did Apple decide that people weren’t interested in the smoothness of high refresh rates?
There are also rumors that suggest that Apple can not get a refresh rate of 120 Hz on time. Whatever the reason, we may be left with 60Hz for another year.
3. Hello, USB-C
Like the high refresh rates, some rumors suggest that the iPhone 12 has a standard USB-C port instead of Apple’s own 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 have had USB-C ports, but now the iPad Air 4 also has one – so it’s clear that Apple doesn’t think the high-speed port is just for business users anymore, and that’s a feature this will be appreciated by everyone users.
So, hopefully we’ll see the iPhone 12 use a USB-C port and it won’t take (as it seems) a lifetime to charge your iPhone.
4. No charger in the box
One of the most contentious points discussed in leaks and rumors about the iPhone 12 is whether or not it will come with a charger in the box. Abandonment of the technology would force consumers to buy their own charger, but would reduce e-waste, which would benefit the environment.
Well, it is confirmed that the Apple Watch 6 does not come with a charging pad in the box – you will have to buy your own or use an existing pad to charge your smartwatch.
Apple has not told us whether the Apple Watch SE or any of the new iPads will come with chargers in the box. But a recent interview in which Apple’s CEO criticized the inclusion of chargers in the box, combined with the lack of one on the Watch 6, it seems likely that the iPhone 12 does not come with one.
5. The A14 Bionic chipset
The iPhone 11 had an A13 Bionic chipset and probably the iPhone 12 will have an A14 Bionic. The new iPad Air 4 also has this chipset, and the strange thing about the fact that the cipher is released before the new iPhone is that we see this new technology early.
This is the first of Apple’s mobile chipsets, which is 5nm, much smaller than previous processors and is set to be 30% faster than its predecessor. The iPad Air 4 is set to be a fast device, and in addition the iPhone 12.
6. Even more Apple Bloatware?
Apple smartphones and tablets come with many pre-installed apps, such as Apple TV and Apple Podcasts on your device, whether you want them or not – and this situation can get worse with the launch of the Apple One.
Apple One combines Apple News, Apple Fitness and more in one big subscription package, and as with some of the brand’s other apps, you can be sure they’ll bake into Apple devices to encourage you to try and enjoy. you hope to buy them.
We hope that this will not be the case – we are keeping our fingers crossed that Apple will receive the message that if we want to try these services, we will download them for ourselves; however, the homepage of our iPad testifies to the fact that this has not been the case so far.