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New leak shows us what the final iPhone 12 Pro Max design will look like

Published Aug 24th, 2020 4:13PM EDT
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Image: EverythingApplePro/YouTube

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  • A recent case leak provides us with our clearest picture yet of what Apple’s iPhone 12 Pro Max design will look like.
  • Apple’s top-tier iPhone 12 Pro model will likely boast a triple-lens camera design along with a LiDAR sensor.
  • Apple will likely introduce its iPhone 12 lineup in late September ahead of a launch in October.

With Apple currently embroiled in a heated and somewhat fascinating legal tussle with Epic Games over its control of the App Store, it’s easy to forget that new iPhones are right around the corner. Though a date for the iPhone 12 unveiling has yet to be made official, history dictates that we’ll likely see Apple executives introduce the company’s next-gen iPhone lineup sometime between mid-September and early October.

Over the past few months, we’ve seen a lot of speculation regarding the iPhone 12 Pro Max design, if only because the Pro models on Apple’s iPhone 12 lineup are said to feature some advanced camera features. Some of the rumored camera features we can expect to see on Apple’s largest and most advanced iPhone 12 model include, improved image stabilization, improved optical zoom, better low-light camera performance, and a triple-lens camera scheme with a LiDAR sensor.

Given that Apple’s iPhone 12 Pro Max will ship with a range of camera technologies and new sensors, we’ve seen a variety of render designs for the device over the last few months. Now, with September right around the corner, a leak that made its way online over the weekend shows us what the iPhone 12 Pro Max’s true design will probably look like.

An image of an iPhone 12 Pro Max case was posted to Reddit not too long ago and can be viewed below. Note how the design essentially looks like the iPhone 11 Pro Max, but for the inclusion of the LiDAR sensor which pushes the microphone a bit to the right. The iPhone 12 Pro Max is rumored to be a tad taller and wider than the iPhone 11 Pro Max and may boast smaller bezels.

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Rumored iPhone 12 Pro Max design Image source: Reddit

Notably, the design above is a bit different from renders we’ve seen pop up previously. If you recall, some iPhone 12 renders that made the rounds a few weeks ago featured a more uniform camera array:

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iPhone 12 renders based on leaks. Image source: EverythingApplePro, YouTube

All told, Apple’s iPhone 12 lineup this year is poised to be particularly ambitious, with the company set to release four new OLED-based devices. Based on a number of credible reports, Apple’s iPhone 12 lineup will include high-end 6.1-inch and 6.7-inch Pro models and lower-end devices with 6.1-inch and 5.4-inch displays.

With regard to specs, all iPhone 12 models will include support for 5G connectivity. The devices will also boast Apple’s next-gen A14 processor, improved Face ID performance, enhanced camera capabilities across the board, and marginally improved battery life. We’ve also seen conflicting reports regarding whether or not the iPhone 12 Pro models will include 120Hz displays. It’s worth mentioning that the iPhone 12 design will be reminiscent of the iPhone 4 to the extent it will feature flatter edges than what we’ve seen in recent iPhone releases.

In terms of a release date, Apple’s iPhone 12 models will likely ship sometime in October on account of delays brought on by the coronavirus.

In a worst-case scenario, we’ve seen reports that Apple’s iPhone 12 Pro models might be in incredibly short supply at launch and might not be available until November.

Yoni Heisler Contributing Writer

Yoni Heisler has been writing about Apple and the tech industry at large with over 15 years of experience. A life long expert Mac user and Apple expert, his writing has appeared in Edible Apple, Network World, MacLife, Macworld UK, and TUAW.

When not analyzing the latest happenings with Apple, Yoni enjoys catching Improv shows in Chicago, playing soccer, and cultivating new TV show addictions.

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