and the latest rumours have just spilled the beans on what that new way is.
The iPhone 12 is reportedly going to be one of the most beautiful ‘phablets’ ever.
The rumours come from 9to5Mac, who are saying that the new iPhone will not use glass as the ‘lenses’ to its rear, and instead use steel (as is standard in Samsung’s Galaxy products). This has a similar shape as a glass screen, with thin bars running along the curves at every corner. A glass screen also means that all of the internal software on the phone will be in-house. This is a big deal for Apple, and it means that the company will be able to develop new phones that are far superior to the older models that it sold over the last few years (most notably last year’s iPhone 6/6s/7/7 Plus).
The camera also seems all new, with the same sensor as the iPhone 6s, but with a 4K, 30fps resolution sensor. This is apparently going to be the most powerful smartphone camera Apple has ever manufactured, and will allow for much higher quality photos and videos. In terms of design, the new iPhone will be round, so if you’ve been waiting for the perfect ‘phablet’ this has it. It also means that the iPhone will be the most rectangular phone Apple has ever sold.
You’d just have to spend a few days trying to avoid noticing how big and bulky it looks.
It’s also going to have a huge 4.7” display - this is, again, standard in smartphones from Samsung - but the display will be curved instead of flat - again, standard in smartphones from Samsung.
The new iPhones will be the first to come with a fingerprint sensor. This is rumoured be similar to the ‘A9’ sensor used on the new flagships, which doesn’t use the same technology as the S Pen that Apple sells to people, and has the ability to let them write without having to hold the phone in their hand - but it’s still better than a standard reader - while Apple obviously don’t want to make users buy a new phone if they haven’t previously used it, we don’t expect them to stop there either, right?
We’ll need to wait a few weeks to see how well this all works. But there’s definitely going to be a big difference from previous iPhones.
According to 7to5Mac, the new iPhone will have a screen resolution of 1824x1261, and it will be a 5.7” display. The 4.7” screen may also come with a 16:9 aspect ratio (although Apple is already rumored to be releasing a screen to satisfy more vertically-oriented people). However, that is likely an assumption, and we don’t expect them to tell us more than this.