On January 19, after the release of the iPhone 12 series of smartphones, rumors about the next-generation iPhone began to emerge immediately. Previously, people thought they would be named iPhone 13, but recent signs indicate that Apple may return to the classic naming method of mobile phones and name the new 2021 mobile phone iPhone 12s.
The last time Apple launched its “s” series of smartphones was the iPhone Xs. Prior to this, the company released iPhone 3Gs, iPhone 4s, iPhone 5s and iPhone 6s, each of which has many major improvements over the previous generation, but retains most of the classic designs of the previous generation.
Compared with iPhone 3G and iPhone 4, the performance of their upgraded models has been significantly improved; iPhone 5s retains most of the design of iPhone 5, but introduces innovations such as Touch ID fingerprint scanner and 64-bit processor; iPhone 6s carries the second Generation Touch ID, pressure-sensitive touch screen, new 12 million pixel main camera sensor, and for the first time increased RAM from 1GB to 2GB.
As for the iPhone 12s that may be released this year, it is generally believed that they will retain the design of the previous generation, but the bangs on the screen will be significantly reduced. It is expected that this will be achieved by using the latest Direct ToF technology instead of the existing Face ID components. This design will significantly reduce the volume of the 3D structured light sensor module.
In addition, the iPhone 12s Pro and iPhone 12s Pro Max may also use Samsung’s LTPO screens. The refresh rate can range from 10Hz to 120 Hz, which greatly reduces the power consumption of the screen, but it depends on the usage scenario. At the same time, Apple may also add frame rate synchronization technology to intelligently adjust the screen refresh rate.
Apple’s upcoming flagship product will be paired with the A15 bionic chipset, using TSMC’s improved 5nm process technology. The improved manufacturing process is expected to further reduce power consumption and increase the battery life of the 5G iPhone. The iPhone 12s conference is expected to be held in September this year.
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