Noted leaker Jon Prosser detailed a host of specifications about the next generation iPhone on Monday, reported Apple Insider. In a new Front Page Tech video, he claims the handset series will boast Super Retina displays, a minimum of 4G of RAM, and base storage of 128 GB.
In addition, the tech analyst said the line’s entry-level devices would feature significant technical differences from its premium counterparts.
iPhone 12 Details
The line’s standard model will have an aluminum body, come equipped with two rear-facing cameras, and will reportedly cost $649 for 128 GB with a 256 GB available for $749. The mobile device will also feature a 5.4-inch OLED display made by Chinese supplier BOE and custom 4 GB processor.
The iPhone Max will offer the same features as the regular edition but with a 6.1-inch BOE panel and a $100 per unit price bump.
Apple’s next-generation flagship will also be available in two high-end varieties like the iPhone 11.
The iPhone 12 Pro boasts a 6.1-inch Samsung OLED screen with 10-bit color depth, 6GB CPU, and a stainless steel chassis. Apple’s new premium smartphone will also feature three rear-facing cameras and Lidar hardware to enable augmented reality processes. The handset’s remarkable specifications will not come cheap; the device will retail for $999 at 128 GB, $1,099 at 256 GB, and $1,299 at 512 GB.
Front Page Tech claims the iPhone 12 Pro Max will have the same specs as the Pro does but with a 6.7-inch Samsung OLED XDR screen. The premium device’s reported starting price is an eye-watering $1,099. Prosser also confirmed reports the handset will not be launched in the traditional September window and will instead go on sale in October or November.
The smartphone insider said Apple plans to release new over-the-ear headphones called the AirPods Studio that will retail for $349.
Will the iPhone 12 be Successful?
On the one hand, it seems silly to question whether or not a new Apple handset will be successful. The iPhone ranked as the best-selling phone of 2019, its smartwatch pioneered a new electronics category, and the company commands 87 percent brand loyalty. However, in the post-COVID-19 landscape, the firm’s pricey hardware may have lost some of its appeal.
After reaching pandemic proportions in early March, the novel coronavirus has significantly disrupted life across the world. The outbreak, and subsequent government self-quarantine orders, has caused more than 20 million Americans to lose their jobs. With so much rampant economic insecurity in its largest handset market, a new iPhone launch no longer seems like a slam dunk.
Indeed, Goldman Sachs recently issued an investors note stating COVID-19 has hurt demand for the Big Tech firm’s smartphones.
Also, Apple has already released a brand-new handset this year, the $399 iPhone SE. Despite featuring the midrange price point, the device’s innovative design has won positive reviews and resonated with consumers. Last month, TF International Securities Ming-Chi Kuo predicted the mobile device would sell between 12 million and 14 million units this quarter.
Even with the manufacturer’s unparalleled brand appeal and its impressive new features, the iPhone 12 might underperform in the current landscape. On the other hand, Apple’s first handset sold 11 million units amidst a global recession.
If there’s one company that can defy smartphone market realities a second time, it’s the Cupertino, California-based electronics maker.