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New iPhone 12 renders minimize the notch, gain a camera.

iPhone 12 render
iPhone 12 render (Image credit: PhoneArena)

What you need to know

  • New iPhone 12 renders look gorgeouus.
  • They're based on previous Ming-Chi Kuo reports.
  • If this is anything like the real iPhone 12, I can't wait for it to arrive.

Renders of what people think the next iPhone will look like are nothing new. And with iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro being just weeks old we thought we might have some time before iPhone 12 got the render treatment. We found out last month that isn't the case and now we have new renders to share.

These come via PhoneArena and are based on previous claims from analyst Ming-Chi Kuo that an all-new design is coming. It's believed to be similar to the much loved iPhone 4 design, and I'm definitely 100% here for it. Especially if it looks anything like these renders.

iPhone 12 render with iPad Pro

iPhone 12 render with iPad Pro (Image credit: PhoneArena)

It's no surprise that this this iPhone 12 looks similar to iPad Pro. The 2018 refresh of Apple's high end iPad was previously compared with iPhone 4 itself. The flat edges alone give it a similar vibe. And again, I really do like it.

With the iPhone 12, however, Apple is rumored to be moving away from the softer contours of present models in favor of a sharper, boxier aesthetic that channels the design sensibilities of the iPhone 4 and 5. Actually, Apple has already tried something similar with the new iPad Pro, which has decidedly sharper edges than previous models. The MacBook, too, has shifted to a similar design, so it would make sense for the iPhone to join them. After all, Apple is all about consistency.

Other points of note are the smaller Face ID notch at the top of the screen as well as an extra camera around the back. If having three lenses triggered your trypophibia, this isn't going to do you one bit of good.

All that aside I'd be all over any iPhone that looked like this one. Now it's over to Apple to deliver on something that it never said it was making. I'm sure that we won't be disappointed at all...

Oliver Haslam
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.

3 Comments
  • No connection to reality. Why bother at this point?
  • USB-C or bust, plain and simple
  • At this point to make the iPhone worth the upgrade I think it needs USB-C and to get rid of the notch completely as a minimal requirement.