With only a few days left to the release of the new iPhone 11 series this year, news has already started coming in on the iPhone 12 which will be launched next year. A couple of days ago, the renowned Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo posted a new research note in which he revealed three major predictions he has for the iPhone that will be launched around this time of the year in 2020. A detailed report on the note has since been published online by 9to5mac, analyzing the information.
Kuo’s predictions for iPhone 12
According to the research note that was revealed, Kuo has made three main predictions about the iPhone that will be launched in the fall of 2020
- It will have an all-new form factor design
- It will have 5G connectivity support.
- It will have upgraded camera functions.
In Ming-Chi Kuos’ opinion, these new changes will boost the year-over-year growth of the new iPhone much higher than it has been in the last few years since sales keep dwindling. It seems very likely that will happen because even the new iPhone 11 has got no major design upgrade over the iPhone XS except for the square triple-lens rear camera setup. Therefore, a new form feature design upgrade will attract more users and boost sales. Kuo’s prediction also lines up with quite a few rumors and reports that are being circulated online, which say that Apple is saving its next major redesign since iPhone X in 2017 for iPhone 12 in 2020.
It came as a major disappointment to fans this year when news broke put that Apple’s new iPhone 11 will not have 5G connectivity. But from a technical point of view, the decision made sense, given how scarcely 5G connectivity is available around the world right now. Therefore it wouldn’t make sense to own an expensive 5G supportive phone that has no proper 5G network to run on. However, at its current growth rate, 5G will likely have spread across the major markets of the world, and that’s when Apple will bring out their new phone with 5G support.
Kuo didn’t elaborate much in the note about what “upgraded camera features” we’d see in the iPhone 12; however, he had said earlier that iPhone 12 would have a 3D time-of-flight sensor that would enhance image quality, and boost additional AR features. Apart from these three upgrades, Kuo has also hinted at the iPhone 12 having ultra-wideband tech that will come with the new antenna design.
So far, we haven’t even seen the iPhone 11’s official launch, so it’s difficult to take every report that comes out on iPhone 12 to be true. That being said, Ming-Chi’s predictions seem very realistic, and we might see these changes happening in the iPhone 12 after all.