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Video reveals what Apple’s leaked iPhone 12 design will look like in real life

Updated Jun 29th, 2020 2:30PM EDT
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  • Apple’s iPhone 12 design has been detailed in a variety of leaks and rumors that claimed Apple will bring back the flat edges from the iPhone 4 and 5.
  • The iPhone 12 series will offer buyers four models coming in three display sizes, all featuring the same overall design.
  • iPhone 12 dummy units are already circulating in the wild, with a YouTuber having been given access to mockups of the 5.4-inch, 6.1-inch, and 6.7-inch iPhones.

The iPhone 12 design isn’t exactly a secret. A variety of rumors and reports claim the 2020 iPhone models will take their inspiration from the iPhone 5 and the iPad Pro. That’s to say the handsets will feature flat edges instead of the curved ones seen on the latest iPhones. The new phones will also have rounded corners and a flat display. The iPhone 12 will come in four versions, including two regular iPhone 12 phones, and two iPhone 12 Pro models. In all, we’ll have three iPhone 12 sizes this year, 5.4-inch and 6.1-inch for the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Max, and 6.1-inch and 6.7-inch for the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max. Apple is expected to unveil the new handsets in September, but iPhone 12 dummy units are circulating right now and a new video gives us a look at what Apple’s leaked iPhone 12 designs look like in real life.

YouTube channel iupdate obtained dummy units of the 5.4-inch, 6.1-inch, and 6.7-inch iPhone 12 versions from an unspecified source. The handsets have exactly the designs we expect from the iPhone 12. We’re looking at flat edges just like the iPad Pro or the iPhone 5. The display is flat and features a notch at the top. However, it’s unclear whether we’re looking at a regular-size notch or a smaller one.

The 5.4-inch iPhone 12 will be the most compact iPhone ever with a notch. The phone will be even smaller than the 2nd-generation iPhone SE that Apple released a few months ago, but it will feature an all-screen display.

The rear panel of the iPhone 12 models will also be made of glass so they can continue to support wireless charging. The rear camera setup isn’t on par with rumors, however. Not all four iPhone 12 models will feature a triple-lens camera on the back. The cheaper ones will have just two cameras, while the Pros will get a fourth sensor — the LiDAR sensor that was introduced on the 2020 iPad Pro.

As is the case with iPhone dummy units that we see every year before Apple launches a new phone series, the iPhone 12 mockups don’t tell the full story. The iPhone 12 will be the first iPhone series to support 5G connectivity and the premium handsets are rumored to pack 120Hz ProMotion OLED screens. All four iPhones will have OLED panels, which will be another first for Apple. Finally, the phones will run iOS 14 on Apple’s brand new A14 chip. Apple has already unveiled the main features of iOS 14, but anything that’s iPhone 12 specific will have to wait until September.

Chris Smith Senior Writer

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he brings his entertainment expertise to Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises.

Outside of work, you’ll catch him streaming almost every new movie and TV show release as soon as it's available.

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