This year is going to be a good one for Apple fans, and there is no doubt about that! The reason why we are saying that is because Apple is expected to launch four next-gen iPhones in 2022, and they all will ship with innovative features and powerful hardware specs. Not just that, but a recent rumor is showing us that Apple is planning to launch a special “Mini” version of the iPhone 12 that is going to be budget-friendly. With that said, today we are going to check out everything there is to know about Apple’s iPhone 12 series starting with the Mini.
iPhone 12 Mini
Apple proved back in 2016 when it launched iPhone SE that its fans love the classic design that ships with a Touch ID home button. Not only that, but iPhone SE was the first “budget” iPhone, and it showed to Apple that there is a market that it hasn’t touched yet. Huawei and Samsung are the two companies that are usually launching budget-friendly devices, but now, things are about to change.
Thanks to a brand-new rumor, we believe that Apple is working on a smaller version of the iPhone 12 that will be called Mini. The device is going to be equipped with a 5.4-inch OLED display, and it will feature a dual-camera system. The interesting thing about iPhone 12 Mini is the fact that the device will be equipped with a design that is similar to iPhone 8. What we mean by this is that iPhone 12 Mini will not feature a full-screen display, and instead, it will have screen bezels. On the bright side of things, this lets us know that iPhone 12 Mini will feature the classic Touch ID home button that most Apple fans miss.
Introducing 5G Technology
Now that we have talked about iPhone 12 Mini, it’s time to take a look at the start of the show, iPhone 12. One of the most innovative features that iPhone 12 will offer is support for 5G technology. This information was already confirmed by Apple and this is all possible thanks to the fact that Apple has signed a deal with Qualcomm and its going to use the hardware manufacturer’s 5G modem. Unfortunately, there is a downside to this. Not all countries will provide 5G networks for iPhone 12.
Even though 5G technology is slowly becoming a standard feature in the tech industry, there are still many countries that have yet to adopt it. At the moment, the USA, UK, Japan, South Korea, and Canada are the only countries that have the required infrastructure and equipment to provide support for 5G technology. This is why we want to advise all Apple fans not to get their hopes up for 5G support. It might be yet another year to wait before all of Apple’s devices benefit from 5G support.
Improving the Design
If there is one thing that Apple does better than everyone else, then this has to be coming up with sleek designs. The incredibly successful launch of iPhone X is the perfect example of this. iPhone X was the first mainstream device to ship with a full-screen design that looked so amazing that competing companies had no other option than to copy it. With that being said, Apple fans should be pleased to know that iPhone 12 will feature a bunch of improvements in terms of design.
According to multiple leaks, Apple is now using a new manufacturing technique that makes it possible to create a better-looking design. We have to mention that this information comes from Ming-Chi Kuo, who is a reputable tech analyst that is known for being able to predict Apple’s every move.
Nonetheless, the Cupertino based tech giant is going to use the new manufacturing technique to minimalize the bezels on iPhone 12’s display and to keep the premium and durable steel frames. Not just that, but Apple is going to use the same 2.5D glass for the front and back panels of the device.
There are many Apple fans who are expecting the top-notch to be removed in 2022, but unfortunately for them, this is not going to happen. As some of you might know, Apple likes to stick with a design for at least three years before it makes any significant improvements. Not just that, but the top-notch is required so that iPhone 12 can still use powerful technology such as TrueDepth systems that improve selfies and support Face ID.
Next-Generation Display Technology
The last thing that we want to mention about Apple’s flagship smartphones for 2022 is that they will all ship with next-generation display technology. They will all be equipped with OLED screens that excel at representing black and vivid colors. However, this is not what makes the new screens amazing.
Apple is also going to improve their refresh rate to 120Hz. This is excellent news for Apple fans who love mobile gaming. Spotting enemies in games such as PUBG or Fortnite is going to be much easier. We should point out that the current refresh rate on the latest iPhones is 60Hz.
From the looks of it, iPhone 12 is shaping up to be one of 2022’s best smartphones. iPhone 12 Mini will also be an exciting addition to Apple’s 2021 lineup, and we are curious to see if it will as sell well as iPhone SE. Maybe this will motivate Apple to start working on the much anticipated iPhone SE. Nonetheless, let us know in the comments what you think about iPhone 12 series.