Apple will offer a new “dark blue” model in its upcoming iPhone 12 line, according to a new report today.
Hit and miss the Taiwanese post DigiTimes claims that the dark blue color of the iPhone will be available “for the first time”, in addition to several new features and enhancements to the specifications that come in the range of Apple smartphones.
In addition to adding a navy blue model for the first time to the iPhone family, Apple is also offering a number of improvements to the new iPhone’s specs, including camera modules, displays and communication modules.
The lawsuit adds another voice to early rumors about the iPhone 12 line and the new colors that are becoming available.
XDA developers writer and leader Max Weinbach said in January that at least one of the iPhone 12 models would be available with a new navy blue finish. Weinbach believes that Navy Blue could replace the Midnight Green finale that Apple debuted for the iPhone 11 Pro models last year. Weinbach has just revealed a new color for the iPhone in the past.
Another rumor suggests that the “iPhone 12” models can be available in light blue, purple and light orange, among other colors.
Today’s color piece appears in a report on projected global shipments of Apple’s upcoming iPhone 12 range, which is expected to reach 63-68 million in the second half of this year, according to DigiTimes Research.
If accurate, the figure will be a decrease of more than 5 million units compared to the number of units shipped by Apple a year earlier for the iPhone 11 line. Forecast factors in an expected delay of four to six weeks for volume production and later officially launch of new iPhone models compared to previous years.
Last month, Apple confirmed that the launch of the iPhone 12 would be delayed this year due to the ongoing global health crisis and travel restrictions. Last year, Apple began selling the iPhone in late September, but this year Apple’s project deliveries will be “available a few weeks later,” suggesting launch sometime in October.
Numerous rumors indicate that the new “iPhone” will not launch on time due to development and production delays, as well as reports of delays from Apple vendors such as Broadcom and Qualcomm. DigiTimes previously said that Apple could focus on the gradual launch of the “iPhone”, citing sources in the supply chain.
Apple is expected to offer four iPhones in three different sizes this year: a 5.4-inch iPhone, a 6.7-inch iPhone and two 6.1-inch iPhones. One 6.1-inch model and 6.7-inch model will be a higher-end iPhone, while the other 6.1-inch iPhone and 5.4-inch iPhone will be lower-end models and successors to the iPhone 11.
The report echoes rumors of Apple’s best 6.7-inch model, including the addition of a 3D in-flight camera similar to the LiDAR scanner seen in the 2020 iPad Pro, and a rear camera with optical image stabilization with sensor shift technology in the ultra-wide lens. Sensor replacement technology allows optical image stabilization to be applied to the camera’s sensor rather than to individual lenses.