iPhone 12 leak: Entire line-up of new phones revealed hours before Apple event

Andrew Griffin
Tuesday 13 October 2020 19:54
Apple releases first look at iPhone 12

Apple’s entire iPhone 12 line-up appears to have leaked just before its event.

The information confirms rumours that Apple is preparing four versions of the phone, in three different sizes: the smallest iPhone Mini; the equally-sized iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro; and the iPhone 12 Pro Max, which will be the biggest handset Apple has ever made.

The images were revealed by leaker Evan Blass, who has had a strong track record of announcing information about phones before its official release in the past. They appeared to come from official Apple renders, suggesting they are a reliable indication of how the phones will actually look.

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The images also seem to confirm existing rumours that the new phones will come in an array of colours, including a new, dark blue. That seems to replace the “midnight green” that was first introduced with last year’s iPhone 11 Pro.

The images of the iPhone 12 Pro also seem to confirm the inclusion of the LiDAR camera that has been rumoured to be coming to the new line-up. That tool – which is visible in the images as a dark circle underneath the right-hand camera lens – has already arrived on the iPad Pro, where it enables more precise depth tracking for better augmented reality experiences.

Because the leaked images only show the front and rear of the phone, they actually obscure what is rumoured to be the biggest external design change on the iPhone: squared rather than curved edges on the sides, to bring it more in line with the iPad Pro.

Mr Blass also revealed what appeared to be official images of the widely rumoured HomePod Mini. It includes a much larger display on the top, and a more squat and round body, which will presumably also be much smaller than the larger and existing HomePod.

Apple is expected to reveal all those products – and more, including new charging technology – during a live-streamed event from its Apple Park campus.

The Independent’s live coverage, and information about watching along from home, can be found here.

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