A new research note from UBS analysts Timothy Arcuri and Munjal Shah (via MacRumors) claims that Apple will launch four new iPhone 12 models this year. While this may not seem like a revelation at first glance, keep in mind that there has been no shortage of guesswork regarding the next range of Apple iPhone 12s. In the past few weeks alone, for example, we’ve seen reports that Apple could launch between four and six new variants of the iPhone 12.
According to the report, the Apple iPhone 12 lineup will include obvious successors to its current iPhone 11 lineup. As such, the additional device will come in the form of an additional 6.1-inch iPhone model. All told, UBS expects Apple to introduce a 6.7-inch iPhone, a 5.4-inch iPhone, and two 6.1-inch iPhone 12 models this year.
All of Apple’s new iPhone models are set up to feature OLED screens, which of course begs the question: how will Apple differentiate the two 6.1-inch models?
Well, UBS thinks that the high-end 6.1-inch model will include a rear camera with 3D detection as well as 6 GB of RAM. The lower-level model, meanwhile, will come with 4 GB of RAM.
UBS predicts that the Apple iPhone line-up will look like this:
- 6.7 inch iPhone: triple lens rear camera with 3D detection and 6 GB of RAM
- 6.1-inch iPhone: triple-lens rear camera with 3D detection and 6 GB of RAM
- 6.1-inch iPhone: dual-lens rear camera and 4 GB of RAM
- 5.4-inch iPhone: dual-lens rear camera and 4 GB of RAM
And while not mentioned in the analyst report, it is widely believed that all of the new Apple iPhone 12 models will support 5G connectivity. As far as mentioning the 3D detection feature, it’s a feature we’ve seen discussed for quite some time now. Although its exact utility remains to be guessed, it is rumored that it will enable advanced AR functionality and improved camera performance.