The design of the new 2020 iPhone now leaked from a verified source. And it looks too good to be true.
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Apple iPhone 12: Everything We Know So Far
By Gordon Kelly
Verified by Front Page Tech’s Jon Prosser (arguably the most well-connected Apple insider right now), mysterious Twitter user Fudge has leaked images from an internal build of Apple iOS 14 showing dramatical design changes for not just the iPhone 12, but also the iPhone homescreen. Let’s break them down.
First, the images show Apple will significantly reduce the size of the iPhone 12 notch, which builds on information from multiple sources, including acclaimed insider Ming-Chi Kuo and Prosser himself. It’s a major upgrade on the increasingly outdated large notch Apple has used since the iPhone X launched in 2017.
In addition to this, the images show an eye-catching new rear camera array with the triangular triple-camera layout of the iPhone 11 Pro replaced by four new modules arranged in a square. The fourth module is the remarkable LiDAR sensor Apple debuted with the new 2020 iPad Pros and it allows long-range mapping of the surrounding environment unlike anything we have seen before.
Second, and perhaps even more exciting for existing iPhone owners, the images show an all-new iOS homescreen that appears to mix icons with widgets. Android has had widgets for years, so this is a much-anticipated catch-up move by Apple.
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For his part, Prosser confirmed the images are “legit” and actually produced unwatermarked versions of both which he had attained. But here’s the too good to be true part: he understands that they just reference images within iOS 14 so they cannot be used to confirm the final design at this stage On top of this, a source within iOS 14 development states that there are no builds of iOS 14 with widgets – they are not ruled out for a future update, but they are unlikely to be a launch feature.
iOS 14 widgets concept PARKER ORTOLANI
The good news? The images do still connect with tangible information we already have. Prosser himself has leaked images of the iPhone 12 range with smaller notches very close to this and a leaked build of iOS 14 has revealed a feature codenamed ‘Avocado’, which 9to5Mac reveals is connected to work for “real widgets on the iPhone and iPad home screen”.
So with design the only doubt about an iPhone 12 line-up which will already pack massive performance upgrades, ProMotion displays, 5G across the board and new screen sizes to suit everyone, the signs do look very good. The only question is whether the final iPhone 12 design will indeed look as good as Apple’s reference images?