The next batch of iPhones are still slated to launch later this year, though the COVID-19 pandemic has thrown a wrench in things slightly. However, 5G is still slated to make its debut in the new mobile devices from Apple, and now we’re learning more about the design changes of the upcoming phones.
According to Bloomberg, the new iPhones will have flat stainless steel edges and a flat screen, which would keep it in line with the latest iPads. They said the following:
“This year’s successors to the iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max will be joined by two lower-end models to replace the iPhone 11. At least the two high-end devices will have flat stainless steel edges instead of the current curved design as well as more sharply rounded corners like the iPad Pro introduced in 2018. Reminiscent of the iPhone 5 design, the new handsets will have flat screens rather than the sloping edges on current models, said the people asking not to be identified because the plans aren’t public.”
This report aligns with rumors we’ve heard previously, so it’s looking like this will end up panning out. It’s also reported that the infamous notch at the top of the screen is going to be smaller this time around, giving users more screen real estate back. It’s reported to be about 1/3 smaller than the current notch, and the rear camera is also getting a redesign.
We need to take this information with a grain of salt for the time being, but the quality of the sources have us putting this into the legitimate category. We’ll keep you updated as more official information becomes available. Apple is expected to launch most of the new iPhones in September, though one may end being pushed to October.