Revealed: Here's what Apple's new 'iPhone 12' lineup looks like

Approaching the launch of the 12-inch iPhone, Appleiphonestop has got hold of dummy units of the next Apple phones that finally reveal what these new devices will look like.

While the most recent rumors indicate that “the iPhone 12” is available in four sizes, we have got hold of models of three. We have the “iPhone 12” which measures 5.4 inches, the “iPhone 12 Pro” at 6.1 inches and the “iPhone 12 Pro Max” at 6.7 inches. The 6.1-inch “iPhone 12 Max” rumor is missing, which will be a new addition to the range.

As these two phones are the same size, we always get a good overview of all the sizes offered by the “iPhone 12” range.

Accuracy of the “iPhone 12” model

These dummy models that we show come from the same way as the iPhone 11 mannequins that Appleiphonestop presented before the iPhone 11 launch.

They are based on disclosed diagrams that case manufacturers use to create cases before the official announcement. We talked about these patterns earlier in our “iPhone 12” rumor summary.

Camera hump may look different

The diagrams, however, only give us a lot of informationon. Mainly, only the parts that interest the manufacturers of cases. This means that the layout and size of the notch may not be precise. And, the case companies only care about the dimensions of the bump, but not what is contained in the bump.

This is why, even if we have heard rumors that LiDAR will arrive on “iPhone 12 Pro”, these models only have the same three camera modules as the iPhone 11 range.

2020 iPhones Keep Lightning

2020 iPhones Keep Lightning

However, we can discern certain informationon from the outside, such as the location of the SIM card tray, the size of the external buttons and the retention of the Lightning port.

“iPhone 12” versus iPhone 11

Recent rumors indicate that “the iPhone 12” is available in the two sizes mentioned above. This gives users the choice between the entry-level 5.4 inch or 6.1 inch handset depending on whether they choose the iPhone 12 or iPhone 12 Max.

iPhone 11 (right) versus iPhone 12

iPhone 11 (right) versus iPhone 12

The 2019 iPhone 11 measured 6.1 inches, making the 5.4 inches entirely new.

iPhone 11 (right) vs. iPhone 12 Max

iPhone 11 (right) vs. iPhone 12 Max

Because the “iPhone 12 Max” and the iPhone 11 are the same size, they are not much different at all, apart from the new flat sides. Because of the sides, the “iPhone 12 Max” seems smaller in hand.

“iPhone 12 Pro” versus iPhone 11 Pro

iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro

iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro

For 2020, the “iPhone 12 Pro” goes from 5.8 inches to 6.1 inches. Physically, phones have an almost identical footprint. As you will see in a moment, this theme also follows for the Max phone.

Otherwise, these phones are very similar apart from the new flat sides.

iPhone 11 Pro Max vs. “iPhone 12 Pro Max”

The new iPhone 12 Pro Max vs. iPhone 11 Pro Max (right)

The new iPhone 12 Pro Max vs. iPhone 11 Pro Max (right)

This leaves most of the peloton. The iPhone 11 Pro Max is almost identical in size to the presumed “iPhone 12 Pro Max”, except that the screen goes from 6.5 inches to 6.7 inches thanks to the reduced glasses. By holding them both, the 2020 variant looks smaller.

Mystery port on iPhone 12 Pro Max

Mystery port on iPhone 12 Pro Max

We also see a new mystery port on the right side of the new Max phone. It is long and thin and looks like the “magnetic connector” on the side of the iPad Pro used to charge the Apple Pencil.

We don’t think Apple Pencil is coming to iPhone, but it could be some other form of charging or something.

“iPhone 12” against the original iPhone SE

One of the most surprising comparisons for the iPhone line is the smaller 5.4-inch unit. This compares fairly favorably to the well-liked original iPhone SE which sported a 4 inch screen.

iPhone 12 and iPhone SE

iPhone 12 and iPhone SE

Side by side, the imprint of the “iPhone 12” compared to the original iPhone SE is not that different. The new unit is slightly wider and taller, but still very close.

Apple seems not to have completely overlooked users who wanted a smaller iPhone like this original iPhone SE, but it seems Apple has more ambitious plans – to launch a similar size as part of the new lineup iPhone 12. This 5.4 inch iPhone 12 will come with all the latest specifications, but much closer to the original iPhone SE.

Compared to the SE, users get a huge increase in screen size as well as the addition of Face ID. Compared to the iPhone SE 2020, users still get Face ID on the Home button, and they get the ultra-wide camera module.

When will “iPhone 12” be released?

There have been countless rumors regarding the “iPhone 12” timeline. Some say that a traditional launch in September is possible while others report significant delays.

iPhone 12 colors

iPhone 12 colors

Time will tell, which will end up being more precise and the precision of these schematic dummy models. Either way, it’s fascinating to see months of rumors coming together in these excellent physical representations.

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