Note: This feature was first published on 12 Sept 2020 and has been updated with new details and rumours.
Since 2017, Apple has been releasing three new iPhone models in the fall season. 2020 is likely to be an exception as Apple is reportedy launching four new iPhone 12 models.
While earlier reports suggest that there are three iPhone 12 models, the first report of a four-model lineup surfaced in December 2019 when JPMorgan analysts claim there would be four models: two 6.1-inch variants, one 6.7-inch variant and one 5.4-inch model. Kuo revised his investor note in the same month echoing the same sentiments.
Bloomberg detailed the four-iPhone lineup in an April report; two models would be replacing the current iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max models while two models would succeed the iPhone 11. In June, four iPhone 12 moulds and renders were leaked. These moulds and renders are used by third-party brands to design cases for the new models.
Popular tipster Ice Universe shared in end June that there are four new iPhone models, which are likely to be called the iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Max, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max. Tipster @L0vetodream tweeted that the 5.4-inch model will be called the iPhone 12 mini. If true, this would be the first time that the "mini" moniker is used in the iPhone lineup.
Accessories for the iPhone 12 also popped up in some retailers' physical and online stores. The retail packages mention screen sizes of 6.7, 6.1 and 5.4-inches.
Could it really happen? We'll know in a few days! Meanwhile read on for more features and expectations in the following pages.