More iPhone 12 Leaks: Redesigned Notch For ‘mini’, Faster Face ID, Better Zoom And Macro Focus, Improved Battery Life, More
Apple will announce new iPhones during a special event tomorrow, with leaker Max Weinbach sharing a few tweets that suggest we could be in for a few improvements over last year’s devices. Specifically, Face ID will get faster and zoom will also be improved over the iPhone 11 lineup.
The improved Face ID speed is thought to be thanks to a “dynamic zoning algorithm”, although the True Depth camera system itself isn’t changing.
The only exception to that is the iPhone 12 mini which will get a slightly reshaped notch because of its smaller dimensions.
Apple is also said to be improving digital zoom with the new models, something that is always welcome on any handset. There’s a suggestion that a new macro shooting mode will be included this time around.
Apple will also reportedly be able to offer improved battery life with these new models, although that’s interesting considering other claims elsewhere that battery life has prevented the inclusion of a 120Hz screen this time around.
https://t.co/EPj76hm9wZ The "dynamic zoning algorithm" is shipping. The redesigned TrueDepth Camera System though, is not. Instead, a more "tightly" arranged TrueDepth will be shipped with the 5.4" iPhone. The notch shrinks horizontally, but increases slightly vertically.
Digital and Optical Zoom will be getting a massive boost this year. The standard iPhone 12 will completely rely on software for this, still. You will get an significantly extended digital zoom, both quality and distance wise.
https://t.co/XjFk5c1zNM Expect at least an 1 hour battery life increase for the Pro Models. As seen in internal tests, the 5.4" iPhone will perform worse than the current iPhone 11, which is expected because of its form factor.
There’s also talk of the possible inclusion of new macro focus feature for the camera along with a new ultrawide lens which is supposed to be 35% more sensitive for better low light performance.
They are also working on a sort of macro camera. Their idea is just getting it to focus closer to an object. You will be able to get 2.2cm closer to an object and still have it in focus, in comparison to the iPhone 11 Pro. The ultra wide aperture is also getting about 35% wider.
Apple will announce the new iPhones during a special event tomorrow, although we do also expect to see other announcements during the same event. What they will be isn’t clear right now, although the heavily rumored AirPods Studio aren’t thought to be ready just yet. The same goes for the first Apple silicon Mac’s too.