“It’s so fast, I want to see you again.”
Before the end of the National Day holiday, we received an invitation letter from Apple. There is almost no suspense about the content of this conference, the fixed iPhone 12 series, and the HomePod Mini that will most likely be released .
Like the last press conference, this press conference is still held online, and the time is set at 1 a.m. Beijing time on October 14 (Wednesday) .
Of course, after receiving the invitation letter, the editorial staff were as open-minded as in previous years, intending to guess the characteristics of the new product through the elements in the invitation letter. For example, does the four circles refer to three cameras + LiDAR, or do they refer to HomePod, wireless charging coils, etc. The dark blue and orange it uses may also represent the new iPhone colors.
In order to take care of friends who don’t want to stay up late and are very interested in the press conference, we might as well “spoiler” some new products that Apple may bring soon .
The new iPhone comes in all styles
Due to well-known reasons, the iPhone came very late this year. To a certain extent, it has also won more exposure opportunities and information for the whistleblower. At present, judging from the information revealed, we can basically piece together the true face of the iPhone 12 series.
According to the news of @kang who accurately predicted the iPad Air (fourth generation) last time, the upcoming iPhone 12 family will have four members, namely the 5.4-inch iPhone 12 Mini, the 6.1-inch iPhone 12, and the iPhone 12 Pro. 6.7-inch iPhone 12 Pro Max. If the above naming is true, this will be the first time Apple has used the term “Mini” in the iPhone series.
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Among the four mobile phones, the iPhone 12 Mini is highly anticipated, especially for those who are overwhelmed by their fingers and have long favored small screens. Its body may be smaller than the 4.7-inch iPhone SE (second generation). With the support of the “full screen”, the small body also achieves a larger display area. (Patients with tenosynovitis are ecstatic).
It is worth noting that the screen size of the entire iPhone 12 Pro series has increased compared with the previous generation.
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The iPhone 12 Pro comes to 6.1 inches like the iPhone 12. Compared with the previous generation of 5.8-inch iPhone 11 Pro, although literally only an increase of 0.3 inches, the actual look and feel is still relatively obvious. You can refer to the comparison of iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro.
The screen size of the iPhone 12 Pro Max has come to 6.7 inches, which is also larger than the previous 6.5-inch iPhone 11 Pro Max. This will be the biggest iPhone ever , which is good news for those who like big-screen phones.
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In addition, someone who broke the news pointed out the body size of the four mobile phones. It can be seen that the size of the iPhone 12 Pro series is larger than the previous generation. This shows that the increase in screen size may not be achieved by reducing the “bangs” or narrowing the frame. Friends who expect “bangs” to become smaller may be disappointed.
Colorful color matching, dream back to the classic design of iPhone 4
With each generation of iPhone, we look forward to having a different design from the previous generation. It’s best to be able to tell at a glance that I am holding a new iPhone, not an old one. (joke)
Apple, which is familiar with the user’s psychology, will generally achieve distinction by adding color schemes even if it does not use the mobile phone mold. The iPhone 12 series has not only made changes in appearance design, but also added new colors.
The most surprising change in the appearance of the iPhone 12 series is the return to the tough right-angle frame design of the iPhone 4 .
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According to Bloomberg News, two iPhone 12 models in the iPhone 12 series will be made of aluminum alloy. The other two high-end models use a square stainless steel frame similar to the new iPad Pro, and even support Apple Pencil, so the iPhone 12 looks a bit like a mobile phone. The size of the iPad Pro.
However, the angular body may bring regrets to the hand. In particular, the news pointed out that the thickness of the four iPhones this year is controlled at 7.4mm, which may make the phone more difficult to hold. This is especially true for the 6.7-inch iPhone 12 Pro Max.
In terms of color, the new “Navy Blue” of Apple Watch Series 6 will also be applied to the iPhone 12 Pro series . @kang pointed out that the Pro series will also have graphite, gold, and silver. The graphite color may be similar to space gray.
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Apple has also used blue on the plastic iPhone 5c before, but this time the “Navy Blue” should be the same as the dark night green of the iPhone 11 Pro series, presented on the frosted glass back cover.
In addition to “Navy Blue”, the non-Pro version of the iPhone 12 is expected to continue to use colorful colors: bright blue, light green, gold, red, silver and black. On the iPad Air (fourth generation), you can get a glimpse of the iPhone 12 color scheme in advance.
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All systems come standard with OLED, the big black frame on iPhone 11 is gone
The good news is that all iPhone 12 series will use OLED screens . However, the Pro series will mainly use panels provided by Samsung, and the non-Pro version panels may be mainly provided by BOE.
According to @kang’s news, the screens of the four mobile phones are all “Super Retina XDR Display”, and there is a new screen glass technology called “Ceramic Shield Front Cover”, which is simply ceramic substrate glass, which can increase hardness and Anti-fall ability.
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The well-known whistleblower Jon Prosser previously exposed the hands-on video of the iPhone 12 Pro Max PVT tester, pointing out that this model has a new high refresh rate option, which can open up to 120 Hz refresh rate, and supports “Adaptive Refresh Rate)”.
Unfortunately, he recently pointed out that the iPhone 12 may not have a high screen refresh. Judging from news from @kang and other media, Apple is likely to consider battery life and forcibly turn off the high refresh rate function, even if the quality of this screen supports high refresh rate.
It is worth noting that the “big black frame” on the iPhone 11 finally disappeared on the iPhone 12 . The current breaking news points to the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro have the same front design, and the frame will be the same narrow.
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Better camera, bigger sensor
What is certain is that the rear lens module of the iPhone 12 Pro series will be equipped with LiDAR . This Sony-made lidar has appeared on the iPad Pro, which can improve the camera’s autofocus capability.
However, the most significant significance of lidar is to promote the implementation of AR applications and achieve more accurate spatial perception and object positioning capabilities. In the invitation letters of these two conferences, Apple has planted “AR Easter eggs.”
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According to @kang, both the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Mini will use a dual-camera system with a wide-angle and ultra-wide-angle lens, and the maximum aperture can reach F1.6.
iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max will use a three-camera (wide-angle, ultra-wide-angle, and telephoto) + LiDAR configuration. In addition, the previously complained wide-angle lens has also been upgraded with a new 7P lens, and the maximum aperture can also reach F1.6.
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The difference is that the telephoto lens of the iPhone 12 Pro has a 52mm focal length, and the entire system can provide a four-fold optical zoom . iPhone 12 Pro Max is 65mm, and the whole system can provide five times optical zoom . The bigger difference between the two is the size of the sensor. The iPhone 12 Pro Max has a larger sensor (47% larger sensor with 1.7μm pixels), which means it has better imaging capabilities.
In addition, the Deep Fusion and night scene modes of the four mobile phones have become better, Smart HDR will also usher in an upgrade, and can directly shoot Dolby Vision (Dolby Vision).
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A14 chip, standard 5G for all systems
The core of the powerful performance of the iPhone 12 series comes from the A14 bionic chip , which is the world’s first 5nm process chip and will also be the most powerful mobile phone SoC chip.
But we are no stranger to it, because the iPad Air (fourth generation) was introduced in the last conference, and it was highlighted. According to Apple, the number of A14 transistors has been greatly increased due to the refinement of the manufacturing process, from 8.5 billion A13 to 11.8 billion.
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Specific to each module part, the A14 still continues the same 6-core CPU and 4-core GPU design as the previous generation. Compared with the A12, the performance of the two parts is increased by about 40% and 30%, respectively.
Another improvement is the A14 neural network engine: the new 16-core architecture directly doubles the number of 8 cores compared to the A13, which can provide up to 11Tops of computing power.
Of course, all four iPhone 12 products support 5G this time . The difference is that the National Bank version does not support 5G millimeter waves. However, since the domestic use of the centimeter wave band, the domestic use will not be affected.
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In order to save costs, Apple did these things
Guo Mingchi previously pointed out in a report that the number of layers and area of the battery panels of the iPhone 12 series will be reduced, which will save 40-50% of battery costs. This means that in terms of battery life, the iPhone 12 series battery may shrink.
The battery capacity of the entire iPhone 12 series exposed by the South Korean regulator SafetyKorea shows that the iPhone 12 (should be the iPhone 12 Mini) has a capacity of only 2227mAh, which is nearly 30% less than the iPhone 11. Of course, the smaller size of the iPhone 12 Mini cannot be ignored.
The iPhone 12 Pro Max previously shown by Jon Prosser is larger and lighter than the iPhone 11 Pro Max, which also confirms the news of battery shrinkage.
In general, although the iPhone 12 series battery may shrink, TSMC stated that the 5nm chip can reduce the power consumption by 30% compared to the previous generation 7nm chip, and the overall battery life should not change much.
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According to Guo Mingchi, the reduction in battery specifications is to offset the increase in the cost of 5G components. It is reported that the sub-6 and millimeter wave 5G components used in the iPhone 12 series cost US$75-85 and US$125-135, respectively.
Another way for Apple to reduce costs is to no longer include a charger and a wired earphone EarPods . The iPhone 12 package revealed by the source, Ran Avni, shows that there is almost no room for other accessories except the location of the mobile phone and the data cable.
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If this rumor is true, then Apple may be the first mobile phone manufacturer not equipped with a charger. Guo Mingchi also said that Apple’s cancellation of the included charger may be imitated by Android manufacturers.
When it comes to charging, iPhone 12 may have a more significant change, that is, it supports magnetic wireless charging . The charging head net recently exposed the iPhone 12 fuselage structure from the supply chain. There is a ring of magnets built into the back of the fuselage, the number is 36. In addition, it also exposed a suspected Apple iPhone 12 magnetically-attracted wireless charging case.
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@kang said that the name of wireless charging returns to Magsafe, with a power of 15W. The official will release a wireless charging magnetic protective case, two wireless chargers Magsafe Charger, Magsafe Duo Charger.
Is the wallet ready?
As for the price that consumers are most concerned about, according to @Komiya’s revelation, the price of the iPhone 12 series is basically the same as the previous generation iPhone 11 series. This is also because of Apple’s cost control mentioned above.
According to @kang’s information, the starting price of the iPhone 12 Mini is US$699. It can be pre-ordered on November 6/7 and will be on sale on November 13/14.
The starting price of the iPhone 12 is $799. It can be pre-ordered on October 16/17 and will be available on October 23/24.
The starting price of the iPhone 12 Pro is $999. It can be pre-ordered on October 16/17 and will be available for sale on October 23/24.
The starting price of the iPhone 12 Pro Max is US$1,099. It can be pre-ordered on November 13/14 and will be on sale on November 20/21.
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It can be seen that the 6.1-inch iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro will land on the market in advance . If you are interested in buying a small-sized iPhone 12 Mini, or the largest iPhone so far, you need more patience.
The big expectation at present is whether the price of Bank Negara will be lower. After all, without millimeter wave components, the cost will drop a lot. But whether it can be reflected in the price of the Bank of China depends on Apple’s sincerity.
What can we expect from the conference?
Compared with the new iPhone, the attention of the new HomePod may not be so high.
The upcoming Apple conference will not only release the iPhone 12 series but also a Mini version of HomePod . @kang broke the news that it is priced at 99 US dollars, 3.3-inch speakers, S5 processor. Most countries or regions are scheduled for November 6/7 and will be on sale on 16/17. Please wait for the national bank to sell.
If this price is converted to Bank of China, then there is a high probability that the price of HomePod Mini will not exceed 1,000 yuan. However, whether the reduced speaker size can bring a satisfactory sense of hearing is still unknown.
▲ iPhone 4S VS HomePod Mini. Picture from: iNico
As for the first ARM version of the MacBook, it may not be released until November. According to @Komiya, the ARM version of the MacBook will be equipped with the A14X chip, with a battery life of 15-20 hours, weighing less than 1kg, and the starting price is US$799.
Regrettably, this year’s Apple conference was held online due to the epidemic, so we cannot bring you a live broadcast in Cupertino, San Francisco this time.
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