Not so long ago, the hero of the “spy” video was the basic pre-production sample of the iPhone 12, and now a video has appeared on the network, which supposedly captures the back of the older version of the iPhone 12 Pro.
Here it is! Official iPhone 12 Pro chassis leak. Confirms mostly same camera with new LiDAR placement, flat sides, magnet cutouts & smart connector-like 5G antenna? This seems to confirm the 6.1 Pro model will get LiDAR too. October can’t come soon enough. pic.twitter.com/YifSX7SWxh
— EverythingApplePro (@EveryApplePro) September 11, 2020
This video, alas, is unofficial, but it is fully consistent with previous leaks. So, with a high degree of probability, we can say that this is exactly what the back of the production iPhone 12 Pro will look like. In particular, the video confirms the return to the “rectangular” design with flat edges of the iPhone 4 and 5 times (the new iPad Pro tablets are known to have the same body shape), as well as the preservation of the recognizable square block of the main camera, but with one important change. In the block with three large holes for conventional camera modules, one small hole on top for the flash, the smallest hole on the right for the microphone, another small hole has appeared on the bottom, which is presumably intended for a LiDAR scanner, like the iPad Pro 2020 presented in March.
In addition, the video shows the ring module of the new wireless charging system with magnetic positioning, which supposedly consists of 36 magnets. Strong magnets will automatically place the smartphone in the optimal position on the charging station.
It is expected that the iPhone 12 lineup will be represented by four models: the base iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Plus will come to replace the iPhone Xr and iPhone 11 – they will receive dual main cameras and screens with a diagonal of 5.4 and 6.1 inches, respectively; the older iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max (11 Pro and 11 Pro Max analogs) will be able to boast a triple camera with a lidar and larger displays – 6.1 and 6.7 inches. All four devices will be built on the 5nm A14 Bionic SoC and feature OLED displays, but only the Pro models will get 120Hz panels, while the base ones will be content with 60Hz screens.
Apple’s presentation will take place tomorrow, September 15, but there is a version that this will be only the first part of the show, where it will be limited only to the announcement of the new Apple Watch and iPad, and the iPhone 12 smartphones can be presented only in October.
Insiders have previously repeatedly reported that the 6.1-inch iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Max will be released in the second half of October, while the older iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max will be delayed until November.