Analysts Believe iPhone 12 Will Have A New, “Refreshed” Face ID Setup
There are new rumors and analyst reports about the 2020 iPhones every other day right now, and that’s not going to slow down as we move our way through the year. The latest comes via Barclays analysts Blayne Curtis, Thomas O’Malley, and Baylie Harri, with them believing the iPhone 12 will have a new Face ID setup.
That setup will have a “refreshed” TrueDepth system with Lite-On Semiconductor picking up the work. That would presumably mean that the iPhone 12 lineup will benefit from improved accuracy or speed although it could also simply be a case of the new system being cheaper.
The information comes via a research note picked up by MacRumors, with analysts also believing that the iPhone 12 Pro will gain new 3D-ending tech using a time-of-flight sensor as has been rumored before. That’s technology that has already been used on other phones and its arrival on an iPhone would be of no surprise at this point.
The same analysts have Apple making changes to the charging port next year, with Lightning being kicked out. But rather than replacing it with USB-C as many would like, it seems more likely that Apple will simply go portless, presumably using wireless charging and wireless connectivity instead. That would likely need wireless charging speeds to increase, but that may also happen by the time the 2021 iPhones are ready.
We expect to hear more about the 2020 iPhones as the year continues. And once WWDC rolls around in June, we’ll be looking to early iOS 14 betas for the leaks, too.