The presentation of the iPhone 12 will take place, if everything goes according to plan, in mid-October, although as we already told you at the time the availability of the different versions of said smartphone could differ markedly. It is said that the base models, the iPhone 12 and the “Max” version, will be available at the end of October, while the “Pro” and “Pro Max” versions will not arrive until November.
Although there is still nothing definitive, the truth is that all this information fits perfectly with the strategy that Apple has followed on previous occasions, in fact the iPhone X was not available until November. Launching the budget models first and leaving the higher models for later also makes a lot of sense, although right now all the doors are open, and therefore Apple could surprise us with unexpected outputs.
With regard to hardware, most of the sources we have consulted agree on some important keys:
- The iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Max will use IPS panels, they will have 4 GB RAM, 64 GB of storage capacity and will have two rear cameras. The screen size of both will be 5.4 and 6.1 inches.
- As for the “Pro” and “Pro Max” models, they are expected to come with OLED panels, and that they are accompanied by 6 GB RAM, 128 GB of storage capacity and three rear cameras. They will have a screen size of 5.8 and 6.7 inches.
The iPhone 12 will raise the bar with the SoC A14
Apple dramatically improves the performance of its A-series SoCs with the arrival of each new generation of its iPhone series, and the SoC A14 is not only not going to be an exceptionRather, it promises to mark an important turning point.
According to a recent, and reliable, leak, the A14 SoC that will be used by the iPhone 12 will offer 29.7% higher performance at CPU level and 38% higher performance at GPU level versus SoC A13. It is a huge increase, keep in mind that we are talking about a chip for smartphones, and that it will also be manufactured in the 5 nm process.
To better contextualize and assimilate this information, we must also take into account that the SoC A13 offers fantastic performance, and that the SoC A14 is going to surpass it in a resounding way. If this filtration is fulfilled Apple is likely to achieve a significant distance and to reaffirm its position as the company that designs the most powerful chips in the sector (for mobile devices).
In case someone is not entirely clear, let me remind you that SoC A13 is capable of outperforming the Snapdragon 865 even though it has a six-core CPU (the Qualcomm chip adds eight cores), something that is possible thanks to the high IPC of its semi-custom cores.