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Bloomberg says “iPhone 12” will have flat sides and smaller notch

Already beginning the week putting the wood in a series of recent rumors, the Bloomberg today brought possible information and details about the line “IPhone 12” – which should be presented in September / October, if the Coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) does not delay Apple’s plans.

According to them, the new devices will have a renewed design with elements of the current iPad Pro – following the example of their flat / flat sides, something that Apple abandoned on iPhones in the transition from generation 5s to 6 (and came from the iPhone 4).

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Furthermore, as expected and discussed a lot out there, the clipping (notch) higher should be less – but it still won’t disappear completely -, while the “Max” model’s screen would be a little bigger than the current one. This corroborates something that analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said in the middle of last year (!), Betting that the larger model will increase from 6.5 to 6.7 inches.

Finally, the Bloomberg also mentions that this year’s “Pro” models will gain a LiDAR scanner next to its three rear cameras – but that anyone would be able to “nail”, since the newly launched iPad Pro has already given up on this novelty.

It is not yet clear how many of these new features (including the redesigned housing) will also be brought to the entry models of the “iPhone 12” line, that is, the direct successors of the iPhones 11 (non-Pro). But it is very likely that all of them are equipped with the technology 5G.

Other news

Seizing the opportunity, the Bloomberg revealed that Apple also plans this year to launch a Smaller HomePod, possibly more affordable. It would be about half the size of the current one and could be introduced later this second quarter.

Another product expected soon is the “AirTags”. According to Bloomberg, they will be sold with a leather case and a keychain clip.

In addition, vehicle sources say that new versions of the MacBook Pro, Apple TV, iMac and entry-level iPad are planned for 2020.