Apple’s 2020 iPhones Lineup

We’re a few months away from the launch of the 2020 iPhones, which are expected in September or October 2020. There are already dozens of rumors about the upcoming devices. We’re expecting the 2020 iPhones to be called the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro.

The 2020 iPhones will feature major updates, introducing some of the first design changes that we’ve seen since the iPhone X was released in 2017. We’re expecting four iPhones in three display sizes which could come in at 5.4, 6.7, and 6.1 inches (x2).

Rumors suggest the 6.7-inch iPhone and one 6.1-inch model will be higher-end devices with triple-lens cameras, while the 5.4 and 6.1-inch models will be lower-end iPhones with dual-lens cameras and a more affordable price tag. All iPhones in 2020 are expected to feature OLED display technology regardless of price. A 120Hz “ProMotion” refresh rate could be included in some of the higher-end models. That’s not guaranteed due to battery life constraints and Apple could wait until 2021 to add the feature.

Screen Size

At a rumored 5.4 inches, the 2020 iPhone 12 will be the smallest iPhone Apple has released since the 4.7-inch iPhone SE. At 6.7 inches, the 2020 iPhone 12 Pro will be Apple’s largest iPhone to date. The two 6.1-inch models will be similar in size to the existing iPhone 11.

Rumors suggest the new iPhones coming in 2020 will feature a metal frame that’s similar to the frame of the iPhone 4.

Rumors suggest there will be a new TrueDepth camera system that cuts down on the size of the notch on the front. A 3D triple-lens rear camera system that uses a laser to calculate depth information for objects in the room. Improving both photography and AR capabilities.

2020 will be the first year that Apple introduces 5G support in the iPhone. Allowing the new devices to connect to 5G networks that are much faster than 4G LTE networks. According to rumors, all of the iPhones in the iPhone 12 lineup will feature 5G connectivity. It’s not yet clear if all iPhone 12 models will have super fast mmWave support in all countries.

Add nostalgic app icons to your iPhone

If you’re itching for some nostalgia to bring you back to an era where you didn’t have to wear a mask every time you stepped outside, MSCHF — the group behind The Office Slack, the chicken bong, and other cheeky projects — is here for you.

While the outside world may be scary, your phone can at least return to a safer past with MSCHF’s Icon Rewind. Open the site on your iPhone (Safari only — sorry Chrome lovers) and follow the instructions from there.

“Nostalgia is a powerful emotion, and one of the most iconic (no pun intended) pieces of nostalgia is old app icons,” said Daniel Greenberg, head of strategy at MSCHF. “I cannot tell you how much I miss the old Instagram or Slack icon.”

While Icon Rewind doesn’t replace the updated icon, it does add a #TBT quality to your phone. Remember when the Snapchat’s ghost had a face, and when you actually traveled and had things worthy of snapping? Ah, the good old days.

Choose your favorite deep cut for yourself. Greenberg’s favorite? “We brought back the Musical.ly app icon that opens TikTok.”

Apple iPhone 11 review – The best iPhone

Apple iPhone 11

The iPhone 11 is the best iPhone we have ever got. Sure, the Pro models have an extra zoom lens, slightly better battery life, and nicer screens. Most people don’t need all of that.

Thick bezels

If you were hoping Apple would slim down the bezels on its successor to the iPhone XR, think again. Yes, the design is still a tremendous improvement over phones like the iPhone 8, but the front of the iPhone 11 is unchanged from 2018. A thick and uniform bezel surrounds the 6.1-inch screen

Compare this to the OnePlus 7 Pro and its bezel-less screen, or the Galaxy Note 10 with its hole-punch camera, and the iPhone 11 looks a bit dated, but not terribly so.

Still starts at 64GB

The $699 iPhone 11 model gets 64GB of storage, which is probably fine for many people — and it’s a $50 price drop from last year’s iPhone XR base model. 128GB for $749 probably makes more sense if you’re shooting any video and 256GB for $849 should only be a consideration if you’re shooting a lot of video. The Pro phones add a 512GB tier that you won’t need unless you’re shooting in 4K for a living. See the chart at the bottom of this review for complete pricing details, including UK and Australian prices.

Colors

For whatever reasons, Apple is still making the lower-priced iPhone 11, the one that comes in fun colors. There are two new colors, called green and purple, that are more like mint green and lavender. These new pastel colors replace the blue and coral options from last year.

I have the green iPhone 11. Its color is pleasant, and the aluminum case color is much closer to seamless with the glass color. The glossy glass back feels the same as last year’s XR. So does the rest of the phone — except for the dual cameras, which are raised up from the back and placed in a frosted glass camera square.

Cameras

Over the past few years, Apple has made impressive strides in camera quality, but so have many other phone makers like Samsung, Huawei and Google.  The iPhone 11 cameras are some of the best for photos and video capture that you can buy today.