Rumors about next year’s iPhones continue to circulate. Most tech sites have taken to calling it the iPhone 12, but there is no guarantee that this is what the new 2020 iPhone will be called. In fact, we are now hearing that Apple could mix up the names a bit for next year.
Guesses about what the new 2020 iPhones will be called
It seems like “iPhone 12” is probably in the running for what the new 2020 iPhone will be called, but one source has an interesting rumor. The Japanese-language blog Macotakara believes the iPhone 9 could make an appearance in the first half of next year.
To be clear, this is the phone many are referring to as the “iPhone SE 2” because it’s expected to be a less expensive model. According to Macotakara, it will be nearly identical to the iPhone 8, which is why Apple may adopt the iPhone 9 moniker rather than the iPhone SE 2.
The tech blog states that the phone will use the same case the iPhone 8 used and won’t have 3D Touch. The phone is expected to sell for between $449 and $499, similar to the price of the iPhone 8.
How many new models next year?
Most of the new 2020 iPhones may be called the iPhone 12, at least, that’s what everyone else is assuming. Interestingly, Rosenblatt Securities analysts (via AppleInsider) believe there will be an astonishing six different iPhone 12 models next year.
That number is in addition to the iPhone SE 2 or iPhone 9 or whatever the less expensive model will be called. Analyst Jun Zhang suggests the cheaper model will be released in the spring, while several will be released in the fall. He also predicts that one model could be released in spring 2021.
The reason for the six different iPhone 12 models is due to the addition of 5G. Rosenblatt predicts there will be an iPhone 12 4G, which will have a 6.1-inch LCD and a dual-lens rear camera. He predicts 4G and 5G variants of the iPhone 12 Pro, which he expects to have a 5.4-inch OLED display and dual-lens rear camera. He suggests that the 5G version of the iPhone 12 Pro could be released in spring 2021 instead of September 2020.
He also predicts 4G and 5G variants of a phone he is calling the iPhone 12 Pro Plus, which he believes will have a 6.1-inch OLED screen and triple-lens rear camera. However, he expects there to only be a 5G version of the iPhone 12 Pro Max, which he also expects to have a 6.1-inch OLED display and triple-lens camera on the back. It’s unclear exactly what the supposed differences between the iPhone 12 Pro Plus and iPhone 12 Pro Max might be.