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Leaked image reveals iPhone 12 display unit

Iphone 12 Display
Iphone 12 Display (Image credit: Mr-white)

What you need to know

  • An image has surfaced of the iPhone 12's display unit.
  • It could be our first look at the iPhone 12's internals.
  • It's unclear which iPhone 12 model it might be from.

A leaked image of the iPhone 12's display unit has appeared on Twitter courtesy of Mr·white.

The tweet simply states 'iPhone 12 OLED Screen', and if real, could be the first glimpse at the iPhone 12's display internals. Sadly, there isn't much to be garnered from the image, save that the display connector appears to have been moved to the bottom of the display, possibly to accommodate a shift in the iPhone 12's logic board.

Back in May, Twitter leaker @L0vetodream shared an image of the iPhone 12's logic board, sporting a redesign. From that report:

According to L0vetodream, the board was produced in week 40 of 2019, however, it does not include the A14 chip rumored to feature in the iPhone 12. If this is the iPhone 12's logic board, all it does reveal is that the board has been redesigned to be much longer and thinner, configured into an L-shape, presumably to fit around the iPhone 12's battery. By contrast, the iPhone 11's logic board is much shorter and wider.

Mr. White's Twitter account revealed that the iPhone was coming in gold back in February of 2018, but according to AppleTrack has whiffed on a couple of rumors since. Most recently, Mr. White shared the claim that the next Apple Pencil would be black, or would at least include a black option, as well as images of a rumored new 20W power adapter, possibly for the iPhone 12 or separate sale.

Apple is rumored to be releasing four new iPhone models in three sizes, a 5.4-inch model, two 6.1-inch models, and a 6.7 inch iPhone.

Stephen Warwick
News Editor

Stephen Warwick has written about Apple for five years at iMore and previously elsewhere. He covers all of iMore's latest breaking news regarding all of Apple's products and services, both hardware and software. Stephen has interviewed industry experts in a range of fields including finance, litigation, security, and more. He also specializes in curating and reviewing audio hardware and has experience beyond journalism in sound engineering, production, and design.

Before becoming a writer Stephen studied Ancient History at University and also worked at Apple for more than two years. Stephen is also a host on the iMore show, a weekly podcast recorded live that discusses the latest in breaking Apple news, as well as featuring fun trivia about all things Apple.