Almost all details about the new iPhone 12 have been revealed by the rumor mill, but now and then we are surprised by a message. Like now regarding the housing of the Apple iPhone and relocations.
The well-known Japanese Apple blog Mac Otakara had access to mockups of the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro in all sizes. These are non-functional dummies, i.e. 3D printed models, which, however, show the size and other external details on the basis of exposed construction drawings. Accordingly, the view falls on all four models: iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Max, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max. Somewhat surprising: The first three mockups confirm the expected display sizes (5.4 and 6.1 inches), but that iPhone 12 Pro Max still seems to have only a 6.5 inch instead of a 6.7-inch screen. A small inconsistency, which we currently do not attach great importance to.
iPhone 12: SIM card tray relocated
More importantly, the dummies seem to confirm a previously unconfirmed rumor regarding the SIM card. The slot for this moves from the right to the left side of the Apple phone and is now located below the volume buttons. Apple is likely to make these changes because the integration of the 5G modem makes this necessary without further ado. As is well known, all variants of the iPhone 12 should be on the move in the new mobile network and offer appropriate support. The 3D models also confirm the retention of the Lightning connection, USB-C does not play a role for Apple on the iPhone, and it will remain so in the future.
Preview and presentation of the new Apple iPhones
All new iPhones have a more angular design, not unlike the iPhone 5 or the current design language of the iPad Pro. There are clear differences in the cameras – iPhone 12 (5.4 inches) and iPhone 12 Max (6.1 inches) retain the setup with a dual camera, the Pro models get the LiDAR in addition to the existing triple camera. IPad Pro scanner, useful for AR applications. According to the rumor mill, Apple does not want to present the new cell phones as in September, as before, but somewhat later in October. The reason for this is to be found in the adversity of the corona pandemic.