iPhone 12 Singapore: Price, Specs and Rumors
iPhone 12 Singapore: Prices, Release, and More
iPhone 12 Singapore: What we know so far
Is there going to be an iPhone 12? We did not see the release of the new iPhone during Apple’s September event, but, we caught wind of new rumors that we might get to see the new series sooner than we anticipated. Multiple rumors are pointing towards mid-October – more specifically: 13 October 2020.
Multiple rumors have emerged since the September event but one that we came across recently caught our attention – a new moniker for the iPhone 12 that no one anticipated or even guessed. See twitter card below:
iPhone 12 mini
iPhone 12 / 12 Pro
iPhone 12 Pro Max
Silicone Case Stickers pic.twitter.com/bWaFiWG9Ht
— DuanRui (@duanrui1205) September 25, 2020
On 25th September, tipster @DuanRui shows three silicone case stickers ( although a little strange because the ‘m’ in the moniker is a small letter case ) that mentioned existence of the iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max. This rumor is further backed by more prolific leaker @JonProsser:
Apple’s first shipment of final iPhone 12 units is going out to distributers on October 5th
The shipment includes:
iPhone 12 mini 5.4
(Definitely the final marketing name)
iPhone 12 6.1
Event on October 13, as I mentioned before.
— Jon Prosser (@jon_prosser) September 29, 2020
The “Mini” moniker is definitely not something new since Apple has the iPad Mini model and the Mac Mini model. But “iPhone 12 Mini” just doesn’t sound as good. However, it is all rumors and expectations until Apple actually announces the new series.
Other rumors state that the new iPhone 12 models will still come with a 60Hz refresh rate. We also expect to see a better battery life span considering Apple is delivering the iPhone 12 model with the new A14 Bionic processor. Apple claimed that the A14 Bionic runs with 6 cores CPU and runs 40% faster compared to the A12. The faster speed will help in reducing power consumed during processing and hence achieve better battery life even with a smaller battery capacity. Also also also, the A14 Bionic provides a 30% boost in graphical performance which leads us to believe the higher tiered iPhone 12 will come with a LiDAR sensor similar to the iPad Pro 2020.
The latest iPhone 12 models is expected to come with iOS 14 installed and 5G ready for it to be future proof. The 5G technology is slowly but surely expanding its horizon and mobile devices without 5G supports will be washed out of the market quickly. Hence, it is only wise for Apple to make sure the iPhone 12 series comes 5G ready since their new processor is powerful enough to handle the infamous 5G power chug.
iPhone 12 Release Date
For many years now, Apple has been releasing new devices like clockwork mainly during September. And as per their routine, Apple launched an event but the iPhone 12 is nowhere to be found – YET. During the September event, Apple announced a new Apple Watch Series 6, two new iPads, other new services.
13 October 2020 is the most likely date we will get to see the release of the new iPhone 12. Given the company’s penchant for announcing on a Tuesday, it seems to be a pretty solid date. Pre-order may start on 16 October 2020, Friday.
Tech news around the internet has been speculating that the new iPhone will be delayed also due to Covid-19. The pandemic slowed down Apple’s supply chain in Asia and considering the layoffs around the globe, the demand for the new iPhone is not surprisingly bad. If the delay is really happening, then 2020 will be the first time Apple skipped a release in September after 8 years.
Apple confirmed the delay in its Q3 earnings call on 30/7/2020. Apple’s CFO – Luca Maestri, said “As you all know, last year we started selling new iPhones in late September, this year, we project the supply to be available a few weeks later”. The conversation can be heard at Apple’s Newsroom Q3 Earning 2020 call at approximately 24:30 to 24:38 window.
This statement confirmed the delay and the existence of a new iPhone. Luca Maestri mentioned later in the Earning call stating that: “And I said that this year, the supply of the new product will be a few weeks later than that.”. This statement specifically stated the “SUPPLY of the new product” which means we may see the iPhone being released in September but only up for sale a few weeks after the release. Possibly you will get your new iPhone in October, as leaked by prolific leaker Jon Prosser:
— Jon Prosser (@jon_prosser) July 29, 2020
We could possibly see a staggering release too. Apple did the same iPhone X in 2017 where they announced the iPhone X in September that year and the device only made available in November of the same year. The staggering release was suggested by Kuo Ming-Chi – a respected Apple analyst. Kuo Stated in 9to5mac that the 5.4-inch and 6.1-inch iPhones will enter mass production in September while the 6.7-inch iPhone is expected to enter mass production only in October. Kuo also mentions this is because the 6.7-inch iPhones have “the most complicated designs”.
iPhone 12 Singapore Prices
Leaks and rumors related to the price point of the iPhone 12 models mention that the pricing would be vaguely similar to that of the iPhone 11. This poses a question: Is iPhone 12 cheaper than iPhone 11?
According to @JonProsser:
Been seeing some reports speculating on iPhone 12 prices, so I asked my sources 👇
5.4 iPhone 12 D52G
OLED / 5G
6.1 iPhone 12 D53G
OLED / 5G
6.1 iPhone 12 Pro D53P
OLED / 5G
3 cam + LiDAR
6.7 iPhone 12 Pro Max D54P
OLED / 5G
3 cam + LiDAR
— Jon Prosser (@jon_prosser) April 30, 2020
First of all, we are expected to see 4 new devices in the next iPhone release:
- iPhone 12 ( 5.4 inch )
- iPhone 12 Max ( 6.1 inch )
- iPhone 12 Pro ( 6.1 inch )
- iPhone 12 Pro Max ( 6.7 inch )
We curated the rumored starting price of the iPhone 12 in the table below:
VariantPriceiPhone 12 ( 5.4 inch )S$ 649iPhone 12 Max ( 6.1 inch )S$ 749iPhone 12 Pro ( 6.1 inch )S$ 999iPhone 12 Pro Max ( 6.7 inch )S$ 1099
Note: Prices above are estimations ONLY.
We listed the launch price of the iPhone 11 lineup below for referencing:
- iPhone 11 starts at $699 or S$1149
- iPhone 11 Pro starts at $999 or S$1649
- iPhone 11 Pro Max starts at $1099 or S$1799
There is also a rumor suggesting a 4G variant for the iPhone 12 release which is expected to come at a lower price point. However do take the rumor with a pinch of salt as the leaker doesn’t have great track of leaking.
my first iphone rumor is the 4g version of the 12 and 12 max
iphone 12(4g) if it happens will be 549$
4g 12 max will be 649$ and there 5g prices are 649 and 749 just like jon prosser said.
— Omega LEAKS and RUMORS (@omegaleaks) June 25, 2020
Another leak from Kuo Ming-Chi, who is a very trusted source, stated in an article at Macrumors that all the new iPhone 12 models will come with 5G and a new OLED screen. Hence contradicting the leak by @OmegaLeaks. Comparing the two, the leak by Kuo is more reliable in terms of accuracy.
iPhone 12 Display and Design
Strangely, leaks related to display and design for the upcoming Apple iPhones are significantly clearer compared to pieces of information on its release dates. We have got lots more news and rumors to comb through about how your next iPhone 12 would look rather than when you will get your next iPhone.
Firstly, we will most likely see 4 types of iPhones in the iPhone 12 lineup namely:
- iPhone 12 (Mini?) with a 5.4-inch display
- iPhone 12 Max with a 6.1-inch display
- iPhone 12 Pro with a 6.1-inch display
- iPhone 12 Pro Max with a 6.7-inch display
Multiple rumors have been stating that the smallest iPhone 12 will come with the “Mini” moniker. If it turns out to be true, then the previously rumored iPhone 12 Max may, in turn, be “iPhone 12” instead of “iPhone 12 Max”. Hence, we might get 4 iPhone 12 models: iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max.
The iPhone 12 and 12 Max is the successor of Apple’s most famous iPhone 11 with the addition of a Max edition. The current iPhone 11 is having a 6.1-inches display. Instead of releasing a bigger standard iPhone in the new lineup, Apple actually chose to shrink the entry-level model to curate to the community of its consumers who would love a smaller iPhone.
The above iPhone display sizes are leaked by Kuo in a research note obtained by MacRumors way back in December 2019. From the same article, we also saw that Kuo also expects all 4 new iPhones 12 will be using OLED instead of LCD.
As early as April 2020, Youtuber Max Weinbach – also known as EverythingApplePro, claimed that he received the CAD schematics for the upcoming iPhone 12. Below is the video where he explains deeper on the device:
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The CAD by EverythingApplePro shows that the outlook of the new iPhone 12 is completely different from that of the iPhone 11. The design looks similar to the good old iPhone 5s and reports also suggest the new iPhone 12 will take inspiration from the new iPad’s design as well.
Jon Prosser also has a leak on this:
Prototyping for iPhone 12 devices is just about finalized!
Final details line up pretty well with what Kuo said last year! 🤯
Expect to see CAD renders of the devices within the next month or two from your favorite leakers! 👀
Now let’s see if Apple can get them out by EOY! pic.twitter.com/nAfA7JHMx2
— Jon Prosser (@jon_prosser) April 6, 2020
Referring back to the research note at MacRumors, Kuo also suggested that the new iPhone 12 lines will have metal frames and is thinner to that of current models. Jon also leaked in the tweet above stating that the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Max will use an aluminum frame while both the Pro variants will use stainless steel frames instead. Below is the still image of the CAD renders by EverythingApplePro:
iPhone 12 Colors
If we deduce according to the iPhone 11 lineups, the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Max will probably use the similar pastel colors as the standard iPhone 11 whereas the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max will probably go with the colors that the current iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max is using. That is if Apple doesn’t do what they did with the iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max variant where they slammed as new color: Midnight Green, out of nowhere.
However, we did stumble upon a leak talking about a possible introduction of new color – the NAVY BLUE, for the Pro variants. The leak is from EverythingApplePro’s video talking about the colors:
On the 38 second mark, we saw a render video possible Navy Blue iPhone render which EverythingApplePro credited to Max Weinbach.
As for all leaks, it is not confirmed that we will definitely see a Navy Blue color. However, seeing how well the Midnight Green color introduced on the iPhone 11 lineup is doing, it is wholly possible for Apple to introduce a new color.
iPhone 12 Camera
For a few years now we saw Apple constantly putting more powerful cameras into their new flagships. So it definitely won’t come as a surprise when the iPhone 12 will comes with a better camera compared to the iPhone 11. So what’s the biggest possible change in the iPhone 12’s camera? Let us see!
The first possibility is the inauguration of the LiDAR scanner on the iPhone 12. We first saw an addition of the LiDAR scanner on the iPad Pro 2020. Of course, there are also leaks and rumors about the addition of the LiDAR scanner. According to sources online, the LiDAR scanner could only be made available on the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max alongside a three-camera setup. Below we see @PhoneArena ‘s photo showing how the camera array could look like with the inclusion of a LiDAR scanner.
Another video on EverythingApplePro’s YouTube channel which mentioned the possibility of Apple bumping up the megapixel count to a 64MP camera. This information is said to be from a Max Weinbach, a prolific leaker who correctly predicted a number of Apple’s upcoming devices. Check the video below:
Key takeaway from the video ( Leaks about iPhone 12 starts on 4:17 mark ) :
- Possible bigger megapixel count for the new iPhone 12 lineups
- Sony camera sensor
- Apple widening the Ultrawide angle lens by 35% to allow more light into the lens which improves night shots
- Possible a Macro shot feature
- Apple expanding night mode to all of its lens including the selfie cameras
- Smart HDR improvement to Smart XDR, but it is stated that “Smart XDR” will not be the official name
- Bigger battery on the Pro models
Apple has been constantly maintaining a 12MP sensor for its iPhones and not partaking in the competition to achieve massive camera megapixels. Samsung and Xiaomi have packed a whopping 108MP sensor on their flagships while iPhone resisted and instead focusing on enhancing their post-processing software and introducing bigger better sensors under the camera.
This is why we are skeptical about the inclusion of a 64MP. Considering Apple possibly taking part in the megapixel count race, we expect an increase to be around 16MP or a 48MP camera. There is no reason for Apple to bump to 64MP or even 108MP since their effort on providing a good post-processing software and a powerful sensor is proven to be effective. However, it is not 100% not possible too, hence, take the leaks with a grain of salt.
iPhone 12 Specifications and Hardware
According to MacRumors, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company ( also known as TSMC ) – Apple’s exclusive supplier, confirmed the manufacturing of a 5nm chipset for Apple’s 2020 new iPhones. Possibly known as the A14 Biochip, the new 5nm chipset will allow Apple’s new iPhone to be more powerful than ever and also more power-efficient.
We could also see a boost of RAM on the upcoming iPhones. From leaker @L0vetodream:
— 有没有搞措 (@L0vetodream) July 9, 2020
The tweet doesn’t say much. But considering the anonymously-run tweeter predicted the accurate details about the iPhone SE 2020 and the iPad Pro 2020, we will talk a little bit on the tweet. From the tweet, the tweeter mentioned: “Professional 6GB, General 4GB” which could hint that the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max could come with a 6GB RAM Boost while the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Max will stay 4GB. The claim is also mentioned in a research note viewed by MacRumors where Barclays analyst – Blayne Curtis, mentioned that the iPhone 12 Pro models will likely have a 6GB RAM. The claim is further supported by UBS analysts – Timothy Arcuri and Munjal Shah, who shared research notes with MacRumors providing an overview of the upcoming iPhone:
- 6.7-inch iPhone: triple-lens rear camera with 3D sensing and 6GB of RAM
- 6.1-inch iPhone: triple-lens rear camera with 3D sensing and 6GB of RAM
- 6.1-inch iPhone: dual-lens rear camera and 4GB of RAM
- 5.4-inch iPhone: dual-lens rear camera and 4GB of RAM
This further suggest the leaks about the existence of 4 iPhones in the next release could possibly be true and we will most likely get :
- 6.7-inch iPhone 12 Pro Max: triple-camera with LiDAR and 6GB RAM
- 6.1-inch iPhone 12 Pro: triple-camera with LiDAR and 6GB RAM
- 6.1-inch iPhone 12 Max: dual-camera and 4GB RAM
- 5.4-inch iPhone 12: dual-camera and 4GB RAM
We also expect the iPhone 12 to come with the new iOS 14. The release date for iOS 14 to go public is still unconfirmed but if any of the release date according to previous years are any to go by then we predict the update to come in September.
Apple has always been known for not putting huge batteries in their iPhones. The latest iPhone 11 lines was a huge upgrade in terms of battery capacity with the iPhone 11 Pro Max carrying a whopping 3969mAh battery. For reference purposes, the iPhone 11s battery capacities are as follow:
- iPhone 11 has a 3110mAh battery
- iPhone 11 Pro has a 3046mAh battery
- iPhone 11 Pro Max has a 3969mAh battery
We saw a huge increase in batteries compared to its predecessor – iPhone XS 2658mAh and XS Max with 3174mAh. This will naturally lead us to speculate that there will be bigger battery for the iPhone 12s. But according to MySmartPrice, we might be so wrong that it will not bode well with many. MySmartPrice states that they spotted three certifications for the new Apple batteries – possibly for the iPhone 12 but is not confirmed.
According to MySmartPrice, the three new iPhone battery models – A2471, A2431, and A2466, appeared on certification platforms UL Demko, Safety Korea, and 3C. The A2471 model is a 2,227mAh battery, which is significantly smaller in capacity size as compared to the smallest 3046mAh in the iPhone 11 series. Meanwhile, the A2431 is a 2,775mAh battery and the A2466 is a 3,687mAh battery.
We deduce that the A2471 with a 2227mAh capacity is most likely to be in the smallest iPhone 12 and the A2431 with 2775mAh will be in the iPhone 12 Max and the iPhone 12 Pro. But if we go in accordance to the iPhone 11 series, the iPhone 12 Pro might use the A2471 instead. These are all speculations and should be taken with a pinch of salt after all. Finally, the iPhone 12 Pro Max will use the largest A2466 model with 3687mAh.
All that said, it is possible that the batteries mentioned is not for the iPhones. But the capacity in a battery is not the only factor that affects the battery life of a phone. As mentioned above, we would most likely see a new A14 Bionic Chipset for the iPhone 12 series that will not only bring more power for the iPhone but also increase the battery efficiency. A leak below by @Kimoya_kj states that the A14 chipset will provide 20-30% battery efficiency as compared to the A13 chip on the iPhone 11s.
A14 20-30% battery Efficiency
— Komiya (@komiya_kj) August 17, 2020
Another leaker – iHacktu Pro, also talked about the energy consumption:
The first energy consumption tests of the iPhone12 and iPhone12 pro batteries are spectacular, the power is the same until the battery reaches 11%.
iPhone 12 Max + 3h30 battery compared to iPhone 11
Battery for iPhone 12 pro Max + 2h50 on the first tests
— iHacktu Pro (@ihacktu) August 14, 2020
Wireless charging will also be available in the iPhone 12 – which is not surprising, what’s surprising is that according to ITHome, the iPhone 12 wireless charging will include a magnetic coil on the back of the device which allows the iPhone to snap into your wireless charger perfectly. This will reduce the headache where you put the device on a wireless charging pad and come back in a while just to realize that the phone is not charging because it is not aligned correctly. Below are some images from ITHome which shows the possible design and implementation of the said magnetic coil:
Below we curated a list of the rumored specifications of the iPhone 12:
VariantiPhone 12iPhone 12 MaxiPhone 12 ProiPhone 12 Pro MaxScreen Size5.4 inch6.1 inch6.1 inch6.71 inchBattery Size2227mAh2775mAh2775mAh3687mAhChipsetA14 BionicA14 BionicA14 BionicA14 BionicRAM4GB4GB6GB6GBMemory Storage128GB / 256GB128GB / 256GB128GB / 256GB / 512GB128GB / 256GB / 512GBCameraDual Camera, No LiDARDual Camera, No LiDARTriple Camera with LiDARTriple Camera with LiDAR
iPhone 12 lineup final verdict
Apple’s new iPhones have always been exciting and the iPhone 12 will definitely too be excited about. We look forward to the rumored Apple’s first 5G iPhone ever, albeit we probably only be seeing this phone only in October due to the Covid-19 pandemic slowing down Apple’s supply chain.
We will update the phone’s details after the announcement and the actual specifications have been released.
Where to buy iPhone 12 in Singapore?
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- iPhone 12 ( Mini? )
- iPhone 12 Max ( without Max? )
- iPhone 12 Pro
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