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iPhone 12 release date, specs, price: Best leaked details about Apple’s next lineup of premium smartphones

From the iPhone 11 Pro promo trailer | Photo credit: Apple / YouTube screenshot

Apple has been reportedly navigating through a series of challenges with its iPhone 12 timeline. But the rumor mill has not fallen short of information and photo leaks leaving not much to the imagination of tech fans.

All OLED and 5G lineup

One of the earliest rumors published about the iPhone 12 is that all models in the series will sport OLED panels. This is a significant development considering that Apple has been launching at least one premium iPhone with LCD to also serve as a more budget-friendly option.

With the 5G network becoming more available in the United States and other regions, it was wise for Apple to wait until this year to launch a 5G-enabled device. And if the insider stories would tally with the announcement in September, Apple could be unveiling not just one but all five iPhone 12 models with 5G network.

The A14 chip

What’s not a surprise is the very likely inclusion of the A14 Bionic chip as the standard processor for all iPhone 12 models. It has been Apple’s tradition, like other smartphone makers, to update its processor for its premium devices every year.

4 different models with different cameras, RAM capacities

Keep in mind that the total of expected premium iPhones this year is four with two iPhone 12 models and two iPhone 12 Pro variants. Camera and RAM specifications are expected to be the main distinctions among these devices. iPhone 12 models reportedly have dual-cameras and 4GB RAM while iPhone 12 Pro devices would both have three cameras and LiDAR sensors plus a rumored 6GB RAM.

No price increase

Despite the numerous upgrades being reported on both iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro models, known leaker Jon Prosser surprised fans when he reported that there are no price increases even on the more superior devices. The 5.4-inch iPhone 12’s price starts at $649, the 6.1-inch iPhone 12 at $749, the 6.1-inch iPhone 12 Pro at $999, and the 6.7-inch iPhone 12 Pro Max at $1,099.

Release date could be delayed a little

The rumor mill still has varying reports about the iPhone 12 release date. While Apple is very much expected to still host its annual product launch event in September, many are expecting a much later retail release date for the device but still within 2020.

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