The leaks for Apple’s upcoming iPhone 12 lineup have been happening steadily for some time. Some time ago we even received alleged video footage of a working iPhone 12. While this unit matched some leaked renders, it was still arguably a bit suspicious. A newly leaked clip now claims to showcase the main case for the iPhone 12 Pro and it probably looks more trustworthy based on what we know about the upcoming phone.
Here it is! Official iPhone 12 Pro chassis leak. Mostly confirmed the same camera with new LiDAR placement, flat sides, magnet cutouts and a smart 5G antenna? This seems to confirm that the 6.1Pro model also gets LiDAR. October cannot come soon enough. pic.twitter.com/YifSX7SWxh
– EverythingApplePro (@EveryApplePro) September 11, 2020
According to the video and some other rumors, Apple might actually be aiming for a more “classic” industrial look for this generation. The entire body shape is reminiscent of an iconic design like that of the iPhone 4 or iPhone 5. At least in our eyes. Aside from the change in curves and overall silhouette, the standard metal frame and glass sandwich construction is unsurprisingly in place.
The main triple camera setup appears to be pretty much the same as what we currently have on the iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max, with the notable exception of an additional sensor hole that is supposed to house the new LiDAR module. The latter has been mentioned frequently in leaks, and finally, seeing some physical evidence of its existence in leaks can be considered a good sign of credibility.
This is how the iPhone 12 magnets are positioned
Another thing that the supposed iPhone 12 Pro part from the video seems to be getting right is the special cutout for both the wireless charging coil and the new, intriguing magnet positioning system for charging orientation. Both are clearly evident in previous leaks.
Unfortunately, we don’t see nearly a whole, assembled phone here. Its advertisement is crucially missing. The important questions about the supposedly smaller display notch and the 120 Hz refresh rate remain unanswered, at least for the top-end model.
Since there is no internals, we cannot collect any additional information about 5G connectivity either. Currently, industry sources are suggesting that all iPhone 12 models have Sub-6 5G support, but only the 12 Pro Max has enough room for the extra antennas required to process the high frequency signal (26-28 GHz) .
In case you’re not up to date, most sources agree a total of four iPhone 12 models – two 6.1-inch models, one 5.4-inch model, and one 6.7-inch model. Allegedly, the two 6.1-inch variants will come onto the market before their two different-sized siblings. Hopefully we expect the first iPhone 12 models in mid-October.