Tweaked industrial design, with flat edges like the iPhone 5 and the curren iPad Pro.
iPhone 12 - lower-end, 5.4 and 6.1-inch screens. Smaller of the two might be called “iPhone 12 mini.”
iPhone 12 Pro - 6.1-inch screen
iPhone 12 Pro Max - 6.7-inch screen
5G support for all models, but only high-end phones get mmWave 5G
New camera tech - will likely include LiDAR scanners similar to latest iPad Pro
No power adapter or earbuds in box
Braided lightning to USB-C cable might be included
Also likely to be announced at this event are:
AirPods Studio - high-end over-ear headphones. Rumored $349 and will have active noise cancellation and some sort of fancy tech that makes it not matter which way they’re facing (headphones can sense which ear is which).
Yeah I wasn’t planning to upgrade this year, but my wife has trashed the digitizer / screen on her iPhone X so there’s no way to avoid buying SOMETHING.
Was on the verge of buying an SE2 once or twice in the last two months, but seems kind of dumb to sink $400-$600 in a midrange device that will be outdated more quickly anyways. Why not wait it out another few weeks and buy an iPhone 12 & then hand her my “old” iPhone 11.
The former I can somewhat understand, especially if they were planning to include the useless 5V/1A adapter as previously was SOP. The latter…bastards. If you’re going to do that put the 3.5mm headphone jack back. People do have plenty of those lying around…USB-C headsets, not so much.
[EDIT: or lightning headsets either. Seems like the 12 may be the last iPhone with the lightning connector?]
I certainly hope so, but that’s not a pervasive rumor right now.
One rumor I heard a while back was that Apple was going to skip USB-C all together and go to a portless connector ala the magnetic “magic port” or whatever they call those 3 metal dots on the back of iPads. We had a discussion about this months ago regarding the data transfer speed of those ports. They can do more than just charge, since they’re the only connection to the Magic Keyboard, so we know they can xfer data.
So it looks like everything has been leaked at this point. Almost everything is known about the phones and we will probably see the HomePod Mini. Macs in November. The tile thing delayed until next year.
The phone doesn’t seem that exciting, but I am not sure what they could do with hardware to make me excited at this point. Maybe when they get into foldables in 10 years? (Half joking.)
I will probably get a HomePod Mini. I have a regular one in my bedroom that is overkill. Will put a mini in there, and then move the full size version out with my other one to make a stereo pair. HomePods have all sorts of issues, but I do like them. They work well with Apple’s stuff and they sound great.
I predict at some point they will say “this is the best iPhone ever.” Because they always say that. And it’s stupid because of course it is. “It’s the best iPhone ever. Except for the 4s. That one’s probably never going to be beaten.”
Yeah, my house is full of Sonos and Alexa devices, all of which play more services than Homepod. They need something breakthrough — this is all just parity stuff. Maybe better audio quality than the Alexa devices, but not worth Apple prices for the upgrade. I have real audio equipment in my primarily listening rooms.
Until a living, digitally de-aged Steve Jobs wanders through a recreated memory his own childhood home, lamenting his broken relationship with his brilliant inventor father before donning an Iron Man suit, I’m not impressed.