It has only been a day since the iPhone 12 renders surfaced. After a tweet showed that the device would have a similar, more boxy design, there were mixed reviews entirely. To get things in perspective, let’s have the images laid down here.
The first thought that comes to mind, and let us be real here, there is little new with this device. With the first look, you simply cannot confuse it for any other device than an iPhone. The thing that is new here is the boxy nature of the device. It is similar to the one we see in the iPad Pros today. Event the matrix style camera module on the back, it is similar to the one on iPad Pro. The render shows that it would have a LiDAR sensor as well, for AR applications.
The second thing that strikes the most to everyone is the noticeably smaller notch on the front. It means that Apple has successfully reduced the space its sensors take. It is a longshot to believe that Apple would ditch its FaceID system, though a touchID security on the power button wouldn’t be so bad. As for the bottom though, you’d see that it is quite similar to the one we have today. People were exceptionally disappointed and or sceptical about it. There are two ideas. One would be that we take the render as it is and imprint in our heads that Apple would be going for the lightning port. That also means not as fast charging options.
I feel like I shouldn’t have to say this, but no — there’s absolutely not USB-C in iPhone 12.
Apple will go portless before they go USB-C.
— Jon Prosser (@jon_prosser) April 18, 2020
Another idea is that the final product may just have USB-C instead. Though it is a longshot, we might just see it happen as we did with the iPad Pro. Though again, it may be a longshot and people are VERY sceptical. The tweet from Jon Prosser puts it together so wonderfully. Perhaps we’d know more as other leaks slip onto the internet.