What you need to know
- New images show off the potential design of the iPhone 12.
- Leaked CAD renders and molds join earlier rumors of a flat edge design.
- Apple is expected to bring the design of the iPad Pro to its latest iPhone.
Almost everyone is expected for Apple to adopt the design of the iPad Pro for its upcoming iPhone 12. The phone is expected to feature the flat edges that were originally introduced with the iPhone 4 and were last found on the iPhone 5S.
Twitter user JinStore, who owns an Apple reseller business in New Zealand, has posted a number of images showing off CAD renders and molds that seem to confirm the design of the new iPhone.
The first set of images show off iPhone 12 molds that line up with previous rumors that the iPhone 12 will feature a flat edge design like the iPhone 4 and the new iPad Pro. They also seem to confirm that Apple will release four different iPhone 12 models in sizes ranging from 5.4-inches, 6.1-inches, and 6.7-inches.
The sides are squared off, just like the rumored #iPhone12 #iPhone12Pro pic.twitter.com/u2lg4pcxSVThe sides are squared off, just like the rumored #iPhone12 #iPhone12Pro pic.twitter.com/u2lg4pcxSV— 🇳🇿JinStore® (@Jin_Store) June 14, 2020June 14, 2020
The second set of images show off CAD renders of the iPhone 12, which also line up with some previous rumors about the new phone. One of the CAD images shows the new antenna section on the side of the iPhone which is currently expected to house the 5G capability of the phone.
Molds and CAD renders are commonly used by case manufacturers to ensure that they are able to release compatible cases for Apple's new iPhone when it launches to the public. Apple is even rumored to be bringing the iPad Pro design to a new iMac which some believe to be announced as soon as next week at WWDC. Regardless of that, it appears that more evidence is piling up about Apple's new design for the iPhone 12.
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Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.
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