What will the iPhone 12 look like? Rumored designs, sizes and colors

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.

Finally, there’s the big one; the iPhone 12 Pro Max. With a rumored screen size of 6.7-inches, you’ll need a pretty big pocket to keep this beast comfortably housed. 


A concept mockup of the iPhone 12.

Phone Arena

Physical design, cameras and notch

Various rumors have pointed towards an update to the outer metal edging of the iPhone 12 which will sport a flat, chamfered-edge metal design, much like the edging seen on the recent iPad Pro. PhoneArena’s mockup, seen above, shows the potential look and it’s one I’m very keen on. The mockup also shows a potential fourth lens in the phone’s rear camera array — that would be a LiDar sensor, which would provide more accurate depth information for improved augmented reality functions.

The flat design would help Apple keep the physical size of the phone down, narrowing those bezels and letting the screen fill more of the body. The notch in the front of the screen that houses the selfie camera is also rumoured to be slimmed down, although unlikely to disappear entirely in this generation of phone. 

What we almost certainly won’t see — and there have been no leaks to the contrary — is a foldable phone from Apple in 2020. Whether the company ever launches a foldable device remains to be seen, but for now it seems it’s content in seeing how popular Samsung’s, Motorola’s and Huawei’s foldables are before doing its own.


A concept mockup of the blue iPhone 12.


New blue color

Apple is rumored to be preparing a new navy blue color for the new generation of iPhone 12, possibly replacing the green model that launched with the iPhone 11. It’s on-trend, as it’s Pantone’s color of the year for 2020 and I think it looks pretty smart in EverythingApplePro’s mockup, seen above. 

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