Apple accidentally leaks a radical new iPhone 12

07/26 Update below. This post was originally published on July 23.

Apple’s 2020 iPhones will look very different from their predecessors, but one model in particular will stand out. And now Apple just accidentally confirmed it.

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Thanks to 9to5Mac’s excellent detective work, Apple’s plan to launch its smallest, bezel-less iPhone has just been discovered in its new beta version, iOS 14. And it’s the evolution of a six-year software feature in iOS 14. that gives away the game.

07/25 Update: picked up by MySmartPrice, Apple has certified another iPhone 12 battery, the A2479 It looks set up for the iPhone 12 Pro and will give it a slightly larger 2815 mAh capacity compared to the A2431 (2775 mAh) which is now expected to be only on the iPhone 12 Max. Unfortunately, this new capacity is still a significant 3046 mAh battery drop on the iPhone 11 Pro and there is the large battery capacity falls over the entire range. This is a bewildering decision given its addition of 5G, which has a noticeably higher power consumption than 4G. In contrast, rivals have had to boost battery capacity on their 5G models, only to sit still. Therefore, Apple will have to achieve some hardware and software miracles if the new models are to live up to their long-running predecessors.

07/26 Update: Apple’s final decision to show the high refresh rate remains one of the most controversial remaining questions about the range of the iPhone 12, but a detail on these screens has become clearer. Corning, in which Apple has invested $ 450 million since 2017, has just Announced ‘Gorilla Glass Victus’ is the next generation tempered glass for smartphones, tablets, laptops and portable devices. “Gorilla Glass Victus achieved a drop performance of up to 2 meters when dropped on hard, rough surfaces. Competitive aluminosilicate glass from other manufacturers generally fails when dropped from less than 0.8 meters,” Corning said in a statement. of press. The company also said that Victus has 2 times the scratch resistance of its predecessor, Gorilla Glass 6, and 4 times the resistance of competing aluminosilicate glasses. Samsung confirmed to be first partner, with Note 20 Ultra next month, but now the iPhone 12 release date has leaked, you can expect them to be next in line.

The culprit is ‘Display Zoom’, an accessibility tool that allows users to expand the user interface to make text, icons and buttons easier to see. The way Apple achieves this is actually a trick: each iPhone simply displays the interface of the next smallest model with the same aspect ratio. For example, the 19.5: 9 iPhone Max models with their 6.5-inch displays show the interface of the 5.8-inch iPhones, while the 5.5-inch iPhone Plus models of the 16: 9 display the interface of a 4.7-inch iPhone 8. , which in turn comes down to a 4-inch iPhone.

But the 5.8-inch iPhone X, iPhone XS, and iPhone 11 don’t support Display Zoom because there’s no iPhone with an aspect ratio less than 19.5: 9. Until now. The recently released third beta version of iOS 14 allows these phones to drop from their native resolution of 1125 x 2436 to 960 x 2079, which 9to5Mac was able to model and produced, you guessed it, a 5.4-inch iPhone.

And there are two major conclusions to this. First, this gum marks the existence of Apple’s super-portable iPhone after telltale battery leaks had. Second, it appears that Apple will dramatically increase the pixel density of its entry-level iPhones. The iPhone XR and iPhone 11 have 326ppi LCD screens, but this new resolution on a 5.4-inch iPhone 12 results in around 425ppi and is also boosting OLED.

If there is a negative, and it’s small, the way Apple makes Display Zoom work means the 5.4-inch iPhone 12 will now be the only iOS 14 model that won’t support it. And the zoom capabilities on such a small screen would certainly come in handy.

That said, Apple’s approach to the entire iPhone 12 lineup is attractive. The company will not only support a wider range of screen sizes than any other rival, but it will also equip them with 5G at lower prices than the competition, update their designs and take a very different approach to the cameras of the iPhone 12 Pro.

Yes, doubts persist about battery capacity and HRR displays, but there is no doubt that the iPhone 12 range comprises Apple’s most exciting new iPhones in years.


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