Leaker: iPhone 12 Lineup to Feature Faster Face ID, Improved Zoom, and Longer Battery Life

Leaker Max Weinbach has today shared new "finalized and revised" information about the upcoming iPhone 12 via his Twitter account @PineLeaks.

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Weinbach states that the "most important things" about the new iPhones were already revealed by Chinese Weibo user "Kang" via an extensive leak on Friday, but he does offer some specific new information.

Apple is reportedly still intending to ship the "dynamic zoning algorithm" feature, which could allow for faster Face ID. The notch may only be reduced in width on the 5.4-inch iPhone 12 mini due to its smaller size. This would be achieved by arranging the components of the TrueDepth camera system more "tightly," but at the cost of increasing its height. Alleged images of the ‌iPhone 12 mini‌'s screen emerged in July, which seemed to show a smaller notch.

Weinbach believes that all ‌iPhone 12‌ models will gain significantly improved digital zoom via software enhancements, and the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max will also benefit from improved optical zoom.

There may also be "a sort of macro camera" feature and the ultrawide lens aperture on Pro models may also be able to get closer to subjects, although these are not expected to be headline features. The ultrawide lens is also speculated to have up to a 35% larger aperture to improve low-light performance.

The ‌iPhone 12 Pro‌ and 12 Pro Max are claimed to have a boost of at least one hour to battery life, but the ‌iPhone 12 mini‌'s battery life is expected to perform worse than the iPhone 11 due to its size.

Weinbach also reinforced previous claims about ‌iPhone 12‌ models likely supporting 4K video at 120 or 240 frames per second.

The report is apparently based on recent updates from sources that were received over the past three weeks. The ‌iPhone 12‌ lineup is almost certain to be revealed on Tuesday at Apple's "Hi, Speed" event.

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Top Rated Comments

Krazy_Peanut Avatar
21 weeks ago
Am I the only one who doesn't care about a new iPhone anymore? Its always the same.
- Faster CPU
- Better camera
- Better Battery-life

...I think I am gonna be stuck with my 10S Max for a long time.
Score: 88 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Phone Junky Avatar
21 weeks ago

I would have updated just to have Touch ID. In the mask world we live in its ridiculous Apple hasn't implemented this. There is no excuse outside of pure laziness to not do it.
These iPhones were finalized before the "mask world we live in" started.
Score: 66 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Donnation Avatar
21 weeks ago

This year's models are looking like a huge design overhaul but a very minor feature upgrade.
If you want to call flattened edges a huge design overhaul....Still the same screen, same notch, same buttons, same refresh rate. Oh and a blue color (which will be covered by a case anyway).

Putting flat edges on something to me doesn't really qualify as a huge overhaul.
Score: 53 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Donnation Avatar
21 weeks ago

Am I the only one who doesn't care about a new iPhone anymore? Its always the same.
- Faster CPU
- Better camera
- Better Battery-life

...I think I am gonna be stuck with my 10S Max for a long time.
I would have updated just to have Touch ID. In the mask world we live in its ridiculous Apple hasn't implemented this. There is no excuse outside of pure laziness to not do it.
Score: 48 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Donnation Avatar
21 weeks ago
No Touch ID is a massive miss by Apple here. Really bad mistake on their part not including this.

Doubt we'll see longer battery life. 5G will drain it faster, so hopefully the larger battery allows as long a battery as the 11 Pro.
Score: 47 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TFK. Avatar
21 weeks ago
No 120hz screen? what's the Pro models got over the normal models? just an extra lens? :(
Score: 42 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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