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With October quickly approaching, more and more rumours are surfacing regarding the highly anticipated iPhone 12 series. Not even a giant corporation like Apple (which is now more valuable than the entire FTSE 100) has been immune from the chaos from 2020 as its supply chains have been affected; making the company push their release event back to October instead of September, which is when they have typically carried out their release events in the past. We will be looking at the rumours that have emerged regarding the iPhone 12 series, so that you can get an idea of what to expect to see from Apple next month.
According to Bloomberg, Apple will be preparing around 75 million 5G iPhone devices to go on sale later this year. These devices are also rumoured to have OLED displays, with “improved colour and clarity”. This means that not only will you be able to enjoy faster download speeds with 5G, but you will also get a screen that looks bright and crisp with the most modern screen technology to go with it.
The smartphones in question are rumoured to be four iPhone models, including a 5.4 inch model and a 6.1 inch model, with the latter likely to be called the iPhone 12 Max.
With the iPhone 12 Pro devices, these are likely to be one with a 6.1 inch display and another with a 6.7 inch screen. The iPhone 12 models are rumoured to have aluminium sides, while the iPhone 12 Pro is rumoured to have stainless steel. The iPhone 12 Pro may also come in a navy blue model (see the render below), which would be an attractive colour choice for consumers. Other updates for the iPhone 12 series are likely to include an improved processor that is faster and more efficient and Face ID is set to be improved.
As well as smartphones, Apple is set to be releasing some other products to be integrated into the ecosystem this autumn, including two new Apple watch models, another iPad, over-ear headphones and a new HomePod.
What we would argue is the most exciting rumour is the significant design change from curved edges to square edges, which are similar to those on the iPad Pro. While this device is unlikely to appeal to all consumers with the slight awkwardness of putting a device in your pocket and removing it with clunky square edges, we hope that this rumour will be true as it will be more of a innovative design choice from Apple that would deviate from the dull standard that we have become accustomed to from them.
Due to the effects of COVID-19, Apple will be doing a staggered release for the iPhone 12 models, with the low budget iPhone 12 models getting released first, followed by the iPhone 12 Pro models which will be released at a later date. The predicted date for Apple's release event is rumoured to be the 12th of October, however this is currently unconfirmed.
The iPhone 12 series looks as though it will be a significant upgrade from the iPhone 11 series, which could appeal to anyone that is looking to sell their older smartphone models this year.
If you have an iPhone that you would like to upgrade, you should ensure that you read our article about iPhone price tracking, as this will give you all the information regarding the optimum time to sell your phone. We would recommend that you sell it soon prior to the launch of the iPhone 12 series to lock in the best price ahead of time.
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