Claimed iPhone 12 Dummy Units Show Relocated SIM Slot

A new report claims to show photos of all four new iPhone 12 models that will be announced later this year. Apart from making the largest iPhone look absolutely gargantuan, the dummy units give us another interesting tidbit – the SIM card tray has been moved.

According to Macotakara, the SIM card slot was moved to allow space or the antenna-in-package module created by Qualcomm for 5G connectivity.

The images show a 5.4-inch and 6.1-inch iPhone 12 as well as a 6.1-inch iPhone 12 Pro and larger 6.7-inch monster. All of them will use the same design aesthetic that debuted on the iPhone 4 and was last seen in the iPhone 5s. It’s also reminiscent of the current iPad Pro, too.

While the moving of the SIM card tray won’t make a huge amount of difference to most people during the course of their day, it does mean that the internals of this round of iPhones will need to be rejigged to make space.

We’ll probably need to wait for iFixit to tear one of these things down later this year to know how things really look, though.

Apple is expected to announce the iPhone 12 lineup in September or October, depending on how badly the coronavirus pandemic has hindered production and prototyping.

Apple is also set to begin releasing iOS 14 betas later this month and we often see hints at new iPhone 12 features as part of that, too.

(Top image: iPhone 12 concept)

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