This iPhone 12 Pro concept is straight fire and I want it so bad
What you need to know
- Apple is likely to announce iPhone 12 Pro in September or October this year.
- Rumors of a new, boxy design have been rampant.
- This concept leans into that, creating an iPad Pro mini of sorts.
We've heard tons and tons of rumors about whether Apple will get its flagship iPhones out the door in September this year, as would be the norm. But ignoring all of that, can we just take a moment to enjoy this concept. And by enjoy, I mean drool over. Good.
Rumors of an iPhone 12 Pro based on a design language borrowed from iPad Pro have been around for weeks. And before that, rumors of a return to the iPhone 4 design were popular as well. This new concept from Róbert Hallon of svetapple.sk is based on all of those rumors, including those that bring a LiDAR Scanner to an iPhone for the first time.
Hallon has based the concept on details shared by leaker Jon Prosser over the weekend, giving us an up-to-date look at what we can hopefully expect when Tim Cook and Phil Schiller put virtual sneaker to virtual stage later this year. My fingers are most definitely crossed. Toes too.
Here you go, internet. 😏 pic.twitter.com/REfSw28KSXHere you go, internet. 😏 pic.twitter.com/REfSw28KSX— Jon Prosser (@jon_prosser) April 20, 2020April 20, 2020
We see the smaller notch in this concept, alongside an earpiece speaker that's built into the frame of the iPhone rather than the screen.
I've shared a couple of Hallon's images here but be sure to check out the full, detailed post over at svetapple.sk. They really are gorgeous.
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If those are the colors I'll be torn between the Sliver and Navy Blue.
Is it really that exciting? The concept shows it still has a Lightning connector, and a notch. The next iPhone should have neither of those, otherwise it's just an improved iPhone XS with flat edges.
I would agree with the lightning connector but not the notch. The notch is smaller, for one. For another, there are still zero competing companies that have accomplished the security of FaceID without a notch. Saying it's just an improved X is like saying every iPhone with a home button was just an improved version until the notch came along.
There isn't any master engineering needed to get rid of the notch, you just place it above the screen, rather than cutting the screen around it. Just because nobody else has done it, doesn't mean it's not ridiculously easy to do