Apple Might Only Be Adding The LiDAR Scanner To One iPhone 12 Pro, Not Both
Apple is set to announce the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro later this year – likely in September or October – and we thought we knew pretty much what to expect.
But that might have been thrown into doubt after YouTuber EverythingApplePro shared a tweet with new CAD renders showing something different – unlike previously thought, the LiDAR Scanner might only be available on the larger of the two iPhone 12 Pro models.
The LiDAR Scanner first debuted in the 2020 iPad Pro refresh earlier this year and was expected to be part of the iPhone 12 Pro in both display sizes.
But these new CAD renders suggest that isn’t the case, with only the larger getting in on the new AR-related fun.
iPhone 12 design will likely not be what we thought. Recent iPhone 12 CADs paint a completely different picture. Did Apple pull a fast one on the leak community?
iPhone 12 design will likely not be what we thought. Recent iPhone 12 CADs paint a completely different picture. Did Apple pull a fast one on the leak community? pic.twitter.com/bPYoij4V41
This wouldn’t be the first time that Apple has reserved the biggest and best photo features for the larger iPhone. It did the same with the iPhone 7 Plus, giving it support for Portrait mode when the iPhone 7 didn’t have the same capability. Could Apple be doing the same here?
Yes the mic has been moved to the far right, an iPad Pro LiDAR sensor (to scale) fits perfectly into the new space and mirrors the flash well. We added LiDAR, speculative. pic.twitter.com/KGlxECMp7C
Regardless, the biggest deal for the iPhone 12 is the return of the squared-off edges akin to the much-loved iPhone 4 and similar models. Give us that and Apple can take all the cameras off three quarters of this year’s iPhones – we don’t care!