April 17, 2021

Apples iPhone 12 announcement could come this month, introducing big changes like a new design, 5G, and 3D cameras. Heres everything we know about it.

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  • Apple will likely add 5G support to its 2020 flagship iPhones, according to early reports and rumors.
  • Other than 5G connectivity, the phones are said to feature a more advanced 3D camera and new size options.
  • The addition of 5G could boost demand for Apple’s new iPhones as customers are upgrading their smartphones less often.
  • Apple’s new iPhones are launching later than usual this year because of the coronavirus.
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September has come and gone without an iPhone launch, and all signs are pointing to October for Apple’s iPhone 12 debut. 

The biggest upgrade coming to the iPhone in 2020 will likely be the introduction of 5G network support, an addition that some analysts are expecting will result in a huge iPhone upgrade cycle for Apple. The company has reportedly asked suppliers to build at least 75 million units of its new iPhones according to Bloomberg, which the outlet says falls in line with previous years. That suggests Apple isn’t expecting the economic ramifications of the pandemic to impact iPhone demand. 

A study from Strategy Analytics published last November also suggested that Apple could surpass Samsung and Huawei to lead the market for 5G smartphones in 2020, even though those companies have long sold 5G-enabled smartphones.

Apple’s next-generation iPhones are expected to introduce other major changes, such as different size options, a revamped design, and a new three-dimensional camera similar to the iPad Pro’s new Lidar sensor, according to the predictions of TF International Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, and other reports.  

Here’s a look at everything we know about the new iPhones Apple is expected to announce this month.