As the launch of the “iPhone 12” inches closer, AppleInsider got its hands on dummy units of Apple’s upcoming phones which finally reveal how these new devices will look and feel.
While the most recent rumors point to the “iPhone 12” coming in four sizes, we got our hands on dummies of three. We have the “iPhone 12” which measures 5.4 inches, the “iPhone 12 Pro” at 6.1 inches, and the “iPhone 12 Pro Max” at 6.7 inches. Missing is the rumored 6.1-inch “iPhone 12 Max,” which will be a new addition to the lineup.
As those two phones are the same size, we still get a good look at all the sizes the “iPhone 12” line will offer.
“iPhone 12” model accuracy
These dummy models that we are showing are sourced similarly to the iPhone 11 dummies that AppleInsider showed ahead of the iPhone 11 launch.
They are based on leaked schematics that case manufacturers utilize to create cases ahead of the official announcement. We talked about these schematics previously in our “iPhone 12” rumor roundup.
Schematics only give us so much information, however. Mainly, just the parts that case manufacturers care about. That means the layout and size of the notch may not be accurate. And, case companies only care about the dimensions of the bump, but not what is contained in the bump.
That’s why even though we’ve heard rumors of LiDAR coming to “iPhone 12 Pro,” these dummies only have the same three camera modules as the iPhone 11 line.
We can discern some information from the outside, though, such as the location of the SIM card tray, size of external buttons, and retention of the Lightning port.
“iPhone 12” versus iPhone 11
Recent rumors point to the “iPhone 12” coming in those two sizes mentioned above. This gives users a choice for the entry-level handset to come in at 5.4 inches or 6.1 inches depending if they choose the regular “iPhone 12” or the “iPhone 12 Max”.