Ming-Chi Kuo has just spoken again and every time he does he arrives with important news related to Apple. It's probably about the person outside of Apple who knows the most about the company and every time he reveals new information, all media pay close attention.
Kuo has again assured that in 2020 we will see 5 different iPhone models, more than Apple has ever launched. We will have a successor to the iPhone SE with 4.7-inch LCD panel early in the year and 4 iPhone 12 with OLED screens in September. But in addition to this he has also ventured to talk about the 2021 iPhone and may come with surprises since Apple you can definitely get rid of the Lightning connector.
4 iPhone 12 with OLED panels
For everything to be easy to understand, Kuo has shared a small graph that reveals Apple's future plans. We will have four “iPhone 12” models in 2020, two “normal” 5.4 and 6.1 inch models, and two “Pro” models with 6.1 and 6.7 inch panels. This means that Apple increase the current screen size the iPhone 11 Pro and introduce a smaller model as an alternative. He has also revealed that they will have a design "similar to the iPhone 4".
This is how the 2020 iPhone line looks like according to Kuo:
- iPhone SE 2: 4.7-inch LCD screen and a single rear camera.
- iPhone 12 mini?: 5.4 inch OLED screen and two rear cameras.
- iPhone 12: 6.1-inch OLED screen and two rear cameras.
- iPhone 12 Pro: 6.1-inch OLED screen, three rear cameras and ToF sensor.
- iPhone 12 Pro Max: 6.7 inch OLED screen, three rear cameras and ToF sensor.
But this is not all since it has also shared information about 2021 iPhone in which we will see important news. In two years we will see a new iPhone SE model and the disappearance of the iPhone charging port:
- iPhone SE 2 Plus: Full screen design without a start button and without Face ID, probably with Touch ID under the screen.
- iPhone Pro 2021: "Will provide the completely wireless experience", which means that there will be neither Lightning port nor change to USB-C.
No doubt the Apple's plans seem very ambitious, launching in 2020 more iPhone than ever and expanding the range of options similar to how it has done with the iPad. And 2021 aims to be a key year if we really see that “completely wireless” transformation of the iPhone.