A new video was posted by retailer Mobile Fun who has gotten their hands on a few iPhone 12 dummies. The dummies in question don’t reflect the final form of the upcoming iPhones, particularly the camera modules, but they do offer us a look into how the new iPhones will compare in size with previous models.
The major change of the iPhone 12 lineup is the flattened edges that run around the perimeter of all the models. This makes them easier to hold and puts them in line with the design of the latest iPad Pro, which now features flattened edges.
In size order, the iPhones shown in the video are the iPhone 12 (5.4-inch) iPhone 12 Pro (6.1-inch) and iPhone 12 Pro Max (6.7-inch). Note that the camera modules on these phones are not reflective of the final product. The one not shown is the iPhone 12 Max (non-Pro) but since it has the same size as the 6.1-inch iPhone 12 Pro, the only real difference is the dual-cameras expected on the non-Pro iPhones. On that note, the iPhone 12 Pro models might ship with a fourth LiDAR camera.
The iPhone 12 (5.4) is compared with both iPhone SE (2016 and 2020) models, and this 5.4-inch size will please many iPhone users who don’t want such a large iPhone. The footprint of this phone falls in the middle of the smaller 2016 iPhone SE, and the more recent iPhone SE released this year. The prospect of having a small iPhone with very small bezels is something that many iOS users have been waiting for.
Although rumors suggested that Apple would switch to USB-C ports this year (which I still don’t believe will ever happen), the dummies port dimensions solidify the though that Apple will continue to use the Lightning port.
We expect Apple to announce the new iPhone 12 lineup sometime this September, as it has customarily done for the past several years. The only difference this year is there is no physical event expected due to COVID-19.