The iPhone 11 range is a solid update, but safe and therefore a bit boring for Apple. So, for the iPhone 12, we want to see bigger and riskier changes, like the following.
1. New interesting features
First of all: the new iPhone must be good. Sparkly. Better than expected. We are talking about things that we haven’t even thought about. Things we hope Apple’s brightest minds are currently dreaming of in the company’s labs.
This may sound like very vague demand, but Apple is one of the biggest companies in the world and if any brand can make a decent foldable phone, or one with detachable VR glasses, it’s Cook’s Crew.
Because tight design and improved specifications are expected, ordinary and not enough, because consumers keep their phones longer than ever. Come on Apple, give us something amazing.
2. A new design
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Maybe what we want most from the iPhone 12 is a new design. Apple has been deploying essentially the same design for several years, since the look is updated with the iPhone X.
Sure, some things are changed, but the core is the same. And it’s starting to look a bit dated. This is mainly due to the large notch, which may be required for all of the camera components needed for Face ID, but which we would like to see shrunk or removed if possible.
Beyond that, we would really like a completely new look. There’s not too much harm with the rest of the iPhone 11 Pro’s design, but it certainly sounds too familiar at this point.
3. Everything on the screen
We would like the iPhone 12 to have a full screen front, and one way to do this is to move the front camera under the screen. If Apple can do this effectively, it will surely impress.
While it’s on, we’d like Apple to add a fingerprint scanner again, for times when Face ID isn’t working as well as it should. But we also want it to appear on the screen, or better yet, make the whole screen a great fingerprint scanner, as it is said that Apple may be planning a future phone.
4. higher refresh rate
One way for some companies to further improve their displays is to increase the refresh rate compared to standard 60 Hz. The OnePlus 7 Pro, for example, has an optional refresh rate of 90 Hz, while the Razer Phone 2 goes up to 120 Hz.
This can help make phone interactions and animations smooth, so we’d like Apple to offer a higher frequency of its own update. This is not out of the question, especially since some models of iPad Pro have an update frequency of up to 120Hz. In fact, exactly this update rate is prevalent for future iPhones.
5. More battery boosters
For the first time in years, with the iPhone 11 lineup, it seems that Apple has really given priority to the battery life of its phones, but we want the company to go even further with the iPhone 12. Or, at least, don’t back down.
We are still waiting for an iPhone that can comfortably last two days, and we would like it to be the iPhone 12 (or at least the iPhone 12 Pro Max).
6. 5G support
Apple lags behind when it comes to 5G, as none of the iPhone 11 line offers it, unlike competing phones like the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G and OnePlus 7 Pro 5G.
Apple’s lack of support isn’t a big deal at the moment, as 5G coverage is still very scarce in most countries, but by the time the iPhone 12 is launched, it will be more widely available and a lot other phones they’ll admit, so it’s time for Apple to get on board.
The good news is that there are rumors that the 2020 iPhones will support 5G, so it’s likely to be something we get.
7. A lower price
We ask for it every year with new iPhones and this year, we really get it, with the base of the iPhone 11 starting at less than the iPhone XR. So in reality, it is not impossible that we can see an even lower price, or a reduced price for the rest of the range, with the iPhone 12.
We wouldn’t be counting on it, but Apple’s most affordable phones have generally been the best sellers of recent years, so there should be an incentive to cut costs whenever possible.