24 August 2020
Apple iPhone 12 speculations are on the rise these days and there is hardly any day that goes without revealing stuff around new iPhone models. Well, thanks to some prolific market analysts and watchers who continue to offer their predictions on the next iPhone generations. One such prediction by Ming-Chi Kuo is that the iPhone 12 models will have no power adapter in the box. Well, that is a big claim to make but interesting to follow.
Well, moving on, some leading tipsters are also doing their work and enlightening us on what to expect from the next generation of iPhone lineup. According to Filip Koroy from EverythingApplePro whose claims have proved to be right in the past, Apple iPhone 12 or at least the highest models of iPhone 12 may let you record videos in two new modes – 4K at 120fps and 4K at 240fps. Currently, with iPhone 11 Pro, 4K video recording is limited to 60fps, with 240fps only available in 1080p.
Koroy cites Max Weinbach’s discovery while discussing some exclusive iPhone 12 leaks. The YouTuber says that Max Weinbach discovered a direct reference in a string of text to new video recording modes - 4K 120/240fp inside the iOS 14 code. Weinbach further cited a source and confirmed Apple is internally testing these two new modes. Also, it is likely reserved for the higher-end iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max.
These iPhone 12 models with hi-res slow-motion formats could become an overachiever. There are, however, doubts whether 240fps is achievable at 4K resolution. Koroy points out that it is possible Apple might instead be recording at 120fps and then using frame interpolation to uprate it to 240fps. Koroy believes if this tech is coming, it will be reserved for higher-end models which are expected to feature 120Hz ProMotion display.
Koroy cites one more leakster from Weibo and states that the latest engineering prototypes with Snapdragon X60 modem have passed multiple tests and everything looks fine, so it is possible that the upcoming iPhone 12 models may feature this modem as speculated before as well.
In the video discussing all the new leaks on iPhone 12, Koroy also cites a Weibo leaker and states that this year’s iPhone is going to be the first and last iPhone model to feature a 7-piece plastic lens. He further shares that Apple has already started working on 8-part plastic element lenses for iPhone 13 & beyond. More lenses bring more optical clarity and there will be lesser distortions.