Apple’s new iPhone generation launching in September will come with updated chassis dimensions, despite at first glance sharing more of the design with the current models.
A report from Japanese blog Macotakara indicates that contrary to rumors making the rounds in the last few months, iPhone 12 won’t adopt a design a la iPhone 4, but instead stick with a metal chassis with rounded edges just like the existing iPhone 11 lineup.
Furthermore, the report appears to suggest that Apple will indeed launch three different iPhone sizes this year, including a new 5.4-inch version – rumor has it the 2020 generation would come with two different 6.1-inch iPhones, and this is what the Japanese blog seems to indicate as well.
The all-new 5.4-inch iPhone will feature a height placed between the iPhone SE and the iPhone 8, according to the report, which more or less makes sense given that Apple will use an edge-to-edge design – iPhone 8 comes with the traditional iPhone body that features no notch and a home button with integrated Touch ID at the bottom.
On the other hand, the 6.1-inch iPhone, which could include two different iPhone models this year, is likely to feature dimensions between iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro, while the 6.7-inch iPhone will be taller than the iPhone 11 Pro Max.
Furthermore, the 2020 iPhones are expected to be much thinner than the existing models at 7.40mm versus 8.1mm on the iPhone 11. The report also claims that Apple would retain the existing size of the bezels, which measure approximately 2mm.
Certainly, we shouldn’t take anything for granted at this point, as we’re still some 8 months away from the moment Apple is expected to unveil the new-generation iPhones. The first 2020 iPhone, however, is projected to see daylight in the spring as the second-generation iPhone SE.