Apple Inc. is preparing a re-design of its high-end iPhones, borrowing design parts from the latest iPad Pro. iPhone 12 apparently they will have a different design from the predecessors and will be subject to a major update that will also see the introduction of 5G. Bloomberg today reports that of the four new iPhone models in the iPhone 12 range, at least two will feature a redesigned chassis with flat sides and more rounded corners, coming very close to the design of the new iPhone Pro.
iPhone 12: smaller notch and similar design to the iPad Pro
Taking inspiration from old generation iPhones, the new phones will have flat edges rather than inclined as on current models. Ming-Chi Kuo was the first to report that iPhone 2020 would adopt flat sides in September 2019, referring to the iPhone 4 as inspiration. Kuo had also said to expect four new models: the largest seems to have a 6.7-inch screen size, a detail that Bloomberg confirms. Only the two most expensive models will be equipped with the LiDAR scanner, first introduced in the iPad Pro 2020. It is interesting to note that today's Bloomberg report, although it explicitly states that the two high-end models will get a new unclear design on the cheaper models of the range that it is not known what type of design they will have.
Even the size of the famous notch should be reduced compared to the current one. Echoing previous reports, Apple would be studying the notch removal for the selfie camera and the Face ID sensor located at the top of the display. very likely that these new models will have one notch size very small and then in 2021 to eliminate it completely. The flagship models of the iPhone are usually launched around September, although some times the Cupertino house presented them later: in October (iPhone XR) and in November (iPhone X). Regarding the launch this year, the information is discordant, but it seems there will be delays due to coronavirus. Some say that Apple will delay the launch not only for supply network problems but also for theeconomic uncertainty brought from Covid-19. Bloomberg also expects that this year's models could be released several weeks after the usual September target.