Who’s ready for a new iPhone?
Tuesday, Apple will unveil four new editions of one of the best-selling U.S. consumer devices in a virtual presentation on Apple’s website and YouTube channel.Instead of mid-September, when Apple traditionally introduces new iPhones, the company was forced to delay the event because of manufacturing delays in China caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The big news this year: connectivity to the new, emerging speedy 5G wireless networks, hence Apple’s title for the event: “Hi, Speed.”Apple enthusiast websites peg the four models as starting from $699 to $1,099, similar to the current lineup.
According to MacRumors, the models will be named the iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max and a newer, smaller model, the iPhone 12 Mini.
The Mini would have the smallest screen size in the bunch, at 5.4 inches, bigger than the current entry-level model, the SE, which has a 4.7-inch screen. The iPhone 12 will have the same screen size as the 11, at 6.1 inches, according to MacRumors. The top-of-the-line iPhone 12 Pro Max will, at 6.7 inches, be the largest iPhone to date.Andrew Murphy, an analyst with Loup Ventures, says the Mini is directed at consumers who want a smaller iPhone “without sacrificing the extra power and speed” from the newer 12 phones. The SE is still more competitively priced, at $399.