New information contradicts rumors that the iPhone 12 will take over the design of the iPhone 4.
According to Japanese media outlet Macotakara, the iPhone 12 has a design very similar to that of the iPhone 11. So there would be no question of a smartphone with well-defined edges, as was the case on the iPhone 4.
Macotakara cites sources from supply chains, saying that the design of the future Apple smartphone will be (almost) unchanged from the iPhone 11. The only notable difference would come from the optical base. According to information from Japanese media, the iPhone 12 has a triple photo sensor on the back, as well as a ToF (Time of Flight) sensor.
This year, Apple will offer a minimum of 4 iPhone models in the fall of 2020. There will also be an entry-level smartphone, the iPhone 9, which will be unveiled in the spring.
In September 2020, Apple would therefore present a 5.4-inch iPhone 12, two 6.1-inch iPhone 12 pro and a 6.7-inch 12 Pro Max version. The latter would be slightly larger than the iPhone 11 Pro Max, but thinner with a thickness of 7.4 mm against 8.1 mm for the smartphone this year.
The 5.4 inch and 6.1 inch models would have a dual photo sensor on the back, like the iPhone 11. It would be two versions of the iPhone 12, a standard and compact version and another Max version, a little larger, with similar characteristics.