A gorgeous new iPhone 12 concept probably looks nothing like iPhone 12

iPhone 12 concept
iPhone 12 concept (Image credit: ConceptsiPhone)

What you need to know

  • A new concept video shows what Apple's iPhone 12 might look like.
  • But it probably won't.
  • And that makes me sad.

I'm still fondly stroking my iPhone 11 Pro but attention is already turning to what Apple will do next. All things being equal we can expect to see iPhone 12 in September of next year, which is a long way off. But that doesn't mean we can't dream and that's exactly what concept videos are for.

But unfortunately, dreams don't always turn into reality.

The concept you're probably already drooling over (via Cult of Mac) is a collaboration between Pallav Raj and ConceptsiPhone. And did I mention that it looks great?

There's a lot to like about what this concept shows, starting with the 99% screen-to-body ratio that leaves no room for a notch. Unfortuantely that's just not likely to happen in 2020, although I'm sure Apple is keen to do away with it sooner rather than later. Speaking of a display, this concept allows for a 120Hz refresh rate which would also be well received. But will it happen?

Apple is largely expected to add 5G to its next round of iPhones. Rumors of a new external design are prominent right now and that's also shown off in this concept. Fans of iPhone 4 will immediately see the resemblence, as will iPad Pro owners.

As great as this concept video is and as much as I'd like to see something like this in 2020, it's just not likely. But I already have my fingers crossed for 2021!

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.