Bloomberg confirms that four new iPhones will be presented in the fall, with screens of 5.4, 6.1, and 6.7 inches, shared by Mark Gurman and Debby . Apple plans to stagger the launches of the new smartphones: the two low-end devices of 5.4 and 6.1 inches should be marketed before the Pro models, whose arrival could be postponed to November.
The design of the four iPhone 12s will be very similar to that of the latest iPad Pro and there will also be the new ‘Dark Blue’ color we talked about yesterday and which will replace the current ‘Midnight green’ color.
The Pro models (6.1 and 6.7 inches) will feature stainless steel edges, while the standard models will use aluminum, similar to the current range of iPhones. As for the LiDAR system, at least one of the two Pro models (the 6.7-inch one) should implement a similar solution already seen on the iPad Pro 2020.
Some Apple employees told Bloomberg that the 6.7-inch display is “one of the most notable improvements this year,” while some testers found 5G disappointing due to not-yet-the-best networks.
According to Mark Gurman, Apple is preparing to produce 75 million 5G iPhones with estimates in line with the sales of the iPhone 11. For analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, however, shipments of the new iPhones with 5G mmWave technology should be very high. below current estimates: “Due to the impact of COVID-19, the number of global 5G millimeter-wave base stations will be lower than expected.”
The analyst does not clarify which iPhone 12 models will integrate mmWave technology, which offers greater bandwidth than standard 5G. However, it is possible that mmWave will only debut on iPhone 12 Pro models.
In the fall or early 2021 at the latest, Apple is also expected to launch a new Apple TV with a faster processor for higher quality gaming and video playback. Bloomberg says the company is also developing a Find My iPhone-like feature that will help users locate the new remote included in the Apple TV box.
Also in the fall, Apple is expected to launch the new iPad Air with a 10.8-inch edge-to-edge display in the iPad Pro style. The new tablet will therefore not have the Home button, but not even the Face ID: according to Gurman, Apple will include the Touch ID under the display or integrated into the power button.
Another novelty scheduled for October is the new Apple Watch Series 6, which aesthetically should be identical to the current model. The only changes concern additional sensors for health monitoring, such as those for measuring oxygen in the blood, although Gurman does not confirm this rumor.
Also expected are the new AirPods Studio over-ear headphones and a smaller, cheaper HomePod with an improved “Siri”. The headphones will be high-end, priced at around $350.
AirTags are also in the works and should finally launch right in this fall.