While Apple might not necessarily command a particularly huge share of the PC market, it seems that the company’s other products and services are doing pretty well because according to the latest share count submitted by Apple in a regulatory filing, it appears that the Cupertino company is now the most valuable company in the world.
When Apple introduced 120Hz displays to the iPad Pro, many were expecting that the company would eventually introduce it to their iPhones. It was largely expected that this year could be the year, although a more recent rumor had suggested that might not be the case. Now according to the latest rumors, it seems that we probably shouldn’t expect it in 2021’s iPhones either.
Apple is rarely upfront about their plans and timelines aside from official announcements. However, perhaps to put an end to the speculation and endless rumors, Apple has actually confirmed that this year’s iPhone 12 will be delayed from its typical September launch to a few weeks later.
Right now there is a bit of confusion as to when the iPhone 12s will be launched. Some believe that the phones will still be announced in September but could be released later, while others believe that the launch could take place later. Now according to a tweet by Jon Prosser and also Qualcomm, it looks like we can expect the new iPhone 12s in October.
With the iPhone 11 sporting the A13 Bionic chipset, it is largely expected that with the iPhone 12, Apple could be introducing a new A14 chipset. Whether or not that will happen remains to be seen, although given the company’s previous releases, it almost feels like a guarantee that will happen.
There seems to be mounting evidence to suggest that Apple could be working on a smaller 5.4-inch iPhone 12. Save for the iPhone SE, Apple hasn’t really made that small of an iPhone in years so it is actually interesting to see the company return to a smaller form factor, and now thanks to a leak, it looks like those rumors could be true.
According to the rumors, Apple is set to launch four iPhone models this year. What’s interesting is that one of the models, the base model to be exact, will come in a smaller 5.4-inch body compared to the 6.1-inch and 6.8-inch models. Save for the iPhone SE, Apple has not released a flagship iPhone in such a small body for a while now.
The other day, it was reported that the batteries in the iPhone 12 could actually be smaller than its predecessors. This was disappointing to hear, especially if they’re true, but it seems that there could be a chance that they might be bigger than we previously thought, according to a report from MySmartPrice.
According to the rumors, Apple is set to give its Lightning to USB-C cable an upgrade. Apparently Apple will be bundling this new cable with the iPhone 12 and instead of the thin piece of rubber covering the cable, Apple will be upgrading it and making it braided instead, which should prove to be more durable.
Last week it was reported that Softbank was apparently thinking about selling off Arm Holdings. At that time, one of the most obvious potential companies to buy Arm from Softbank is Apple. This is because it would mean that Apple can stop paying licensing fees and instead get paid by other companies.
Apple typically keeps their iPhones locked up pretty tight. Some have complained that this makes it almost impossible to customize an iPhone on the same level as an Android device, although it has been suggested that this is done for security purposes. However, it seems that Apple could be relaxing on that rule, at least for a select group of users.
There has been a bit of back and forth on when the iPhone 12 will launch. Some believe that it could launch in September as per its usual timeframe, but it might only be released later. Others believe that it could launch later as Apple does not want to keep customers waiting too long between the product’s announcement and release.
If there is a trend we’ve noticed in smartphones in the past couple of years, it is that companies are starting to make cameras for smartphones that have a pretty long zoom. This seems to be something missing from Apple’s iPhone, but apparently we can expect that to change in the next few years.
The iPhone 12 will be launching this year and there are plenty of reasons to get excited over it. A brand new design and support for 5G are some of those features we can look forward to, but it seems that Apple could be cooking up something new for the 2021 iPhone 13 which could result in a much thinner handset.