Despite the fact that this year everyone expected a large-scale redesign from the iPhone 12, apparently, not much will change in its appearance. Perhaps the body of the smartphone will indeed acquire chopped edges in the style of the iPhone 4 and 5, becoming a little more strict, but due to the fact that we perceive it from the front, we simply will not be able to discern the cardinal differences. After all, as it suddenly turned out, Cupertino is not even going to get rid of the notch in the display, planning to keep it at least this year. We now have semi-official confirmation of this theory.
Images of iPhone 12 appeared on the iCloud website tonight. It is rather difficult to find out the novelty on them at first glance – the same display with rounded corners, the same notch in the upper part, which houses the face recognition sensors, even the desktop image is the same. But, after all, if the differences cannot be noticed immediately, this does not mean that they are not at all. Is not it? Moreover, it turned out that there is absolutely no need to carry out serious checks to identify them – one simple comparison is enough.
How to tell the difference between iPhone 12 and iPhone 11
In order to reveal the differences between the models, you just need to superimpose them on top of each other. As a result, we see that the notch in the screen of the iPhone 12 has become a little narrower than that of the iPhone 11. The change cannot be called critical, because without a direct comparison of smartphones it will still not be noticed. But the fact that Apple was able to reduce the size of the notch indicates that work is underway in this direction, and the company would like to make sure that this design flaw is either not there at all, or it is minimally noticeable to users.
However, there is nothing to be especially happy about. The fact is that the notches in the displays of the iPhone XR and iPhone 11 were even larger than those of the iPhone XS and 11 Pro. This could have been affected by the IPS display that Apple equipped its younger models with. Its backlight shone through at the junction of the display and the notch, which is a separate unit where the face recognition sensors were located. Perhaps to remedy this deficiency, Cupertino simply added a small sealing layer through which no light would penetrate. And this year the notch is getting smaller, not because Apple wanted to get rid of it, but because it simply fixed the problem with the displays.
iPhone 12 specifications
It is not yet clear whether Apple will retain IPS-type matrices in the new generation of conditionally available smartphones, but they definitely will not disappoint with the characteristics:
- Displays: 5.4 / 6.1 / 6.1 / 6.7 inches
- Processor: A14 Bionic
- RAM: 4/6 GB depending on the model
- Camera: 2/4 depending on the model
- Price: $699-1199 depending on model
Where to watch the iPhone 12 presentation
The presentation of new iPhones can be viewed on the Apple website today October 13, 2020, at 10 a.m. PDT.