Apple’s iPhone 12 launch is approaching and while recent leaks have revealed some disappointing design decisions, a huge update has now been revealed.
Prolific Apple whistleblower John Prosser has confirmed that Apple will double the entry level storage capacities of the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max to 128GB, which solves the much-criticized 64GB starting point in the iPhone 11 Pro models. But that’s not all good news.
While iPhone 12 Pro models will receive this (much anticipated) storage bump, Prosser States that the brand new iPhone 12 mini (“Definitely the ultimate trade name”) and iPhone 12 will have 64GB of storage. They’ll also have the same 64/128 / 256GB upgrade options as the iPhone 11 lineup, missing out on the 512GB top tier available for iPhone 12 Pro models.
In addition to this, Prosser reiterates that Apple will announce the new iPhones on October 13 while “Apple’s first shipment of the final iPhone 12 units will be released to distributors on October 5”. Given Prosser’s high success rate in Apple’s 2020 launches and the near-consensus among leakers around this date, you should add it to your calendar.
Will the big storage leap rekindle excitement in Apple’s new iPhones? It’s a good (perhaps vital) move after the revelations that the iPhone 12 range will have smaller batteries, retain their large display notch, and potentially only treat the iPhone 12 Pro Max as a “ real flagship ” with the smaller iPhone 12 Pro aiming to lose camera and higher level 5G upgrades.
Of course, Apple fans will have a new angular frame design to look forward to, as well as relatively small price increases compared to other 5G iPhones. But, for my money, the real star of the show will be the iPhone that Apple won’t release until early next year.
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