Apple is said by no less than TF International Securities’ uber-analyst Ming-Chi Kuo to be basing the forthcoming 5G-capable “iPhone 12” design on the iPhone 4/4S/5 which is widely considered to be Apple’s best-ever iPhone design.
Apple’s next-gen “iPhone 12” family obviously won’t be officially revealed until this coming September, but, based on Kuo’s information, artists have visualized Apple’s next-gen iPhone.
According to his sources, Apple’s iPhone 12 lineup will feature a new design with flat metal edges around the perimeter instead of the rounded edges we’ve seen on iPhones since the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus debuted in 2014.
Apple’s iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro phones will seemingly be a modernized version of the iPhone 4 and iPhone 5 design that people adored, and we can’t wait to see the finished version. The only downside, it seems, is that the new iPhone 12 models will still have a notch at the top of their displays. As other smartphone makers continue to inch closer to the all-screen design everyone wants, Apple’s sophisticated 3D face recognition tech that’s tied to Face ID is a roadblock that the company hasn’t yet overcome.
With all that in mind, we thought now would be a good time to go back and look at some of the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro renders that have popped up in recent months.
BGR has ordered these videos from the least likely to look like Apple’s actual iPhone 12 lineup to the most realistic versions:
MacDailyNews Take: We really hope Apple brings back/modernizes the iPhone 4/4S/5 design aesthetic as it was really the richest, most sophisticated iPhone design ever.