iPhone 12 2020: All the latest rumours on Apple's upcoming smartphone
Apple’s WWDC delivered plenty of juicy Apple updates for June, including the release of the iOS 14 beta. July has been a quieter month for the Cupertino company, but that hasn’t halted the build up to the iPhone 12 later this year. The annual smartphone event is always a massive affair for Apple and we’re looking forward to seeing what upgrades the brand unveils this year. We’ve compiled all the latest news, leaks and rumours in this handy guide so you can stay up to date on the iPhone news in the run up to its launch.
Apple has already launched one phone this year with huge success. April’s iPhone SE 2 was the first phone in Apple’s lineup to be released outside of its flagship range since the original SE hit stores in 2016. The SE 2 introduced a mid-range option for iOS lovers, with many high-end specs borrowed from Apple’s flagship 2019 phone. Now, it’s up to Apple to outdo itself on the iPhone 12 and deliver premium features worthy of a premium price tag.
We expect to see Apple build upon the iPhone 11 for 2020. Rumours suggest we’ll see a renewed design, less intrusive notch and the company hop on the 5G bandwagon alongside key Android rivals.
Scroll down to discover everything (we think) we know about the iPhone 12 so far, including all the latest news, leaks and rumours for Apple’s 2020 flagship line. We’ll be updating this page regularly, so make sure to bookmark this page if you don’t want to miss anything.
All the iPhone 12 rumours at a glance
What is it? The iPhone 12 is the follow-up to 2019’s iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max.
What will the iPhone 12 look like ? We could see a design more akin to the angular iPhone 5, rather than the softer curves of the iPhone 11.
When’s it out? Probably October or November 2020. The coronavirus pandemic could cause delays in when the handsets will actually ship out.
What will it cost? We’d expect the price to be in line with current models, so upwards of £700 – though this could rise due to recent increases in manufacturing costs .
Will iPhone 12 have 5G connectivity? Almost certainly, but we’re not sure whether this will apply to all of the new models or just the pricier options.
Will it come with USB-C? Rumours suggest we’re in for another year of Lightning, this time with a braided cable to stop if from breaking.
iPhone 12 release date – When will it come out?
Apple has offered no official release date for the iPhone 12, but there has been plenty of speculation around when it might arrive. The last four major iPhone releases have taken place in September, but we don’t expect the iPhone 12 to match them:
iPhone 11 : September 2019
iPhone XS and iPhone XR : September 2018
iPhone X and iPhone 8 : September 2017
iPhone 7 : September 2016
Rumours of a delayed launch due to the ongoing Covid-19...