Tech fans are preparing to reveal the next wave of iPhones.
Although an official disclosure may be a few weeks away, rumors are on the agenda.
Here’s everything we know so far:
What will the new phones look like?
Analysts expect the next wave of iPhones to include some major new updates and could be the biggest advancement since the iPhone X in 2017.
There are said to be up to four new models of different sizes (with 5.4 and 6.7-inch screens and two phones with a 6.1-inch size).
The 6.7-inch iPhone and 6.1-inch model are likely high-end devices with triple-lens cameras. If rumors prevail, the former will be Apple’s largest iPhone to date.
The 5.4-inch and other 6.1-inch models are probably cheaper low-end phones with dual-lens cameras.
Regardless of the screen size, all models should be equipped with crystal clear displays with OLED display technology, which is usually reserved for high-end television.
There are also rumors of a softer 120Hz “ProMotion” refresh rate on the more expensive models, though insiders note this could be postponed to 2021 as the feature could have a huge impact on battery life.
What functions will they have?
The size of the notch on the front of each new phone is said to be reduced by a new TrueDepth camera system, although experts quickly note that not all new models may have a smaller notch.
Then there are rumors of a three-lens 3D rearview camera system that uses a laser to calculate depth information, although this feature is likely limited to higher-end models.
The new iPhones will also be the first to connect to 5G networks, with Apple introducing connectivity to the range for the first time.
All iPhone 12 series iPhones are said to have 5G connectivity.
According to reports, Apple does not plan to include a power supply or EarPods with iPhone 12 models due to the need to reduce manufacturing and packaging costs.
These can (of course) be purchased separately.
Charging cable nerds might be happy to know that the USB-C to Lightning cable could get an upgrade. Rumors point to a new braided cable design.
What specifications will they have?
The new models are expected to use an Apple-developed 5-nanometer A14 chip, which offers speed and efficiency and helps improve battery life.
These power consumption adjustments may be necessary as additional batteries are used for 5G connections.
How will they be?
The new iPhones are said to have a stainless steel metal frame similar to that of the 2010 iPhone 4.
This means they do away with the curved edges seen on current iPhone models in favor of a sharper look.
As for the colors, a rumor suggests that at least one of the new models may have a never-before-seen dark blue finish.
Other rumors suggest that blue, purple and light orange will be available, among others.
What is the name of the new iPhone?
Will the next iPhone also be the iPhone 12?
The answer: probably.
While there is no confirmation yet, we can expect the next iPhone to be called the iPhone 12, 12 Pro, and 12 Pro Max if Apple follows the naming patterns established in recent years.
How much do they cost?
The iPhone 12 is rumored to start at $ 749 (£ 593) for the 5.4-inch model
The 6.1-inch iPhone 12 could start at $ 799 (£ 633) or $ 849 (£ 681).
Speculation that Apple may start using a new battery card in the iPhone 12 which is about half the component price in the iPhone 11 has led many to believe that the price paid by the end user could be lowered.
when will it be released?
New Apple devices are usually announced in September / October. It won’t be released much later, so more details will be available soon.
However, Apple has confirmed that the unveiling and release of the next wave of phones will be delayed by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Luca Maestri, Apple’s chief financial officer, warned shareholders that the sale of his next phone will not be included in the next fiscal quarter, which runs until the end of September.
“Last year we started selling new iPhones at the end of September. This year we expect the offer to be delayed by a few weeks ‘ he says’.