What you need to know
- The design of the new iPhone 12 Pro Max has just been leaked.
- As usual, Max Weinbach and EverythingApplePro are responsible.
- They've shown off new flat edges, 2D glass, a smaller notch, new camera housing and more based on CAD renders!
Max Weinbach and EverythingApplePro have just released an exclusive leak of the new iPhone 12 Pro Max Design, and we are absolutely here for it.
EverythingApplePro uploaded a new YouTube video in the small hours with this accompanying tweet. And the video is right here.
Now, the video notes that these leaks are only "70% complete", and Max Weinbach claims that "basically display and body is correct but the camera setup is wrong as a security measure." The dimensions he claims are accurate, but camera design is not. By way of a further example, this CAD design reportedly came with a standard notch from previous iPhone models, however other recent leaks have suggested the notch in the new iPhone will be smaller.
But, there's still plenty we can learn from this leak!
As noted, this is the 6.7-inch flagship model, one of four phones Apple is rumored to be releasing later this year, likely in the fall. Jon Prosser recently leaked a comprehensive lineup of the phones he says we can expect later this year now that prototyping has finished.
We've also seen some drawings of purported iPhones leaked on Twitter:
As the video notes, the iPhone 12 Pro Max will feature a hot new design that is somewhat reminiscent of older iPhones. For one, flat edges are back! EAP also notes that the bezels of the phone have been significantly reduced and that the rear camera housing has increased significantly in size. Not included in the video but noted on Twitter is that the LiDAR sensor, rumored to feature in the next iPhone, will feature a white ring around the lens to improve the aesthetic of the camera housing. The design further reveals wider antennas and a relocated SIM tray. Another design feature confirmed by EAP on Twitter is the frosted glass back from previous models.
The CAD designs suggest the new iPhone will be thinner than the iPhone 11 Pro, 7.39mm instead of 8.10mm. However, the camera bump will protrude slightly more, 1.26mm rather than 1.21mm.
According to Jon Prosser, this is a credible leak, however as he rightly notes Max Weinbach has his own excellent track record when it comes to this sort of thing.
So what do you think? Is this the new iPhone 12 that you've been dreaming of, or are you not convinced? Let us know!
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.
Love the design but unless they bring back touch Id in some way nope. I will be happy with my se 2020
Aside from a slimmer bezel and larger screen the design is exactly the same as the iPhone 4/5 and iPhone SE (1st gen), Why is this such a big deal?
Why, the innovation, of course.
It's not really innovation if it's already done.
Always preferred the design of the 4 and 5 series iPhones, so the aesthetic is welcome. Whether I get it or not comes down to price and whether it'll (finally) adopt USB-C. Looking at how Samsung has priced their recent flagship, I wouldn't be surprised if Apple priced this at $1.5K. Than again, worldwide recession is almost guaranteed thanks to the beervirus, so who knows what they'll price it at. I personally wish Apple released a flagship equivalent without the multiple cameras but with all other flagship tech at a lower price (I only need one camera for document scanning) but that's unlikely to happen.
They do. Se.
The iPhone SE doesn't have the "all other flagship tech" I speak of. No OLED (or MicroLED) display, only 2017 levels of RAM, no FaceID. Heck, it still uses the old Home Button UX design. What I was asking for would be closer to the iPhone XR from 2018, just with a crisper display.
well, as the ole Rolling Stones song says, "you can't always get what you want. But you find sometimes, you can get what you need!"
The 2018 and 2020 iPads Pro are some of Apple’s most beautifully designed devices, and if that aesthetic carries over to the 2020 iPhone, I will very satisfied indeed. It’s clear they’re close to what will likely be the final design, just a front slab of glass with no notch. I would expect the buttons to disappear in the years to come, likely replaced with some sort of haptic sensor for volume and power controls.
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