AppleAnalysts suggestApple is on the cusp of launching its latest generation of superphone, with an event announced for October 13. The current hottest rumors suggest that we may see multiple version of the iPhone 12, with features like 5G, LiDar depth mapping and the latest A14 bionic processor.
But what will the phone look like? Let’s dive into the rumor mill to work it out.
Multiple iPhone 12 sizes
First up, the physical size of the phone. Analysts suggest that there will be four iterations of the phone, with the smallest being the new 5.4-inch iPhone 12 Mini. Then there’s the two base models, the iPhone 12 and 12 Pro, both expected to be 6.1-inches, making them slightly bigger than the current iPhone 11 Pro’s 5.8-inch size.
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Apple is no longer selling headphones and wireless speakers from companies like Sonos, Bose, and Logitech, as it prepares to launch a new, lower-cost HomePod and AirPods Studio headphones.
According to checks performed by Bloomberg, Apple removed headphones and speakers from Bose, speakers from Logitech’s Ultimate Ears brand, and Sonos speakers from its online Apple Store at the end of September. Searching for these products, which were previously sold online and in retail stores, brings up no results.
Employees at Apple retail locations have also allegedly been asked to pull third-party audio products from shelves over the course of the last few days. Retail stores and the online store continue to offer Beats-branded headphones and speakers alongside Apple’s AirPods and HomePod.
Apple has made similar moves in the past, eliminating stock of fitness trackers ahead of the launch Apple Watch. Apple told Bloomberg that it regularly makes changes to
Experienced display analyst Ross Young has today shared a range of information from Mizuho Securities about the “iPhone 13,” rumored to succeed the upcoming iPhone 12 lineup, and the third-generation iPhone SE.
The projected iPhone 13 lineup looks very similar to the expected iPhone 12 lineup, encompassing one 6.7-inch “Pro Max” model, one 6.1-inch “Pro” model, one 6.1-inch non-Pro model, and one 5.4-inch “mini” model. It follows therefore that the devices will not see significant changes to design or form-factor.
All iPhone 13 models are speculated to have integrated touch technology, and Chinese firm BOE Technology will join LG Display in producing displays for the 6.1-inch iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro. Samsung is believed to supply Apple with Y-Octa technology for all iPhone 13 displays.
Young says that the “most important development” on the iPhone 13 Pro models will be the adoption of 120Hz-capable ProMotion displays with variable refresh
Proven leaker known as “L0vetodream” has today shared a range of information about the ultra-wideband U1 chip in Apple’s upcoming AirTags item trackers and AirPods Studio headphones.
The first of a series of tweets shared today simply stated that AirPods Studio will contain an ultra-wideband U1 chip. It seems likely that the U1 chip would be used in AirPods Studio to track the location of the headphones in the Find My app, but it could also have other functions such as directional detection of other in-range U1 devices.
Apple says that the U1 chip will “enable short-range wireless location to support new experiences, such as next-generation digital car keys,” but other than directional AirDrop, much of its functionality has yet to be realized.
The distance between two devices that support ultra-wideband can be measured precisely by calculating the time