Apple will release its first 5G iPhone in a few week’s time. Sometime last month, there was an exposure of a suspected Apple iPhone 12 wireless charging module. This module supports magnetic positioning. A recent leak shows the internal magnetic structure of the wireless charging module and NFC module. According to the leak, there is a circle of small magnets on the back of the phone. The iPhone 12 magnetic wireless structure has 36 magnet pieces and the “NSNS” magnetic poles are in a staggered arrangement.
The wireless charging module geometry is a circular arrangement, and the ring part also has an NFC electronic tag module composed of a golden flexible circuit board and a coil. Therefore, the phone will support wireless charging and NFC functions.
In addition, Apple has applied for patent protection for this magnetic wireless charging solution. In terms of power, Apple wireless charging will likely support up to 15W. According to reports, Apple recently acquired 6 sets of 20W fast charging solutions multiple products such as chargers, mobile power supplies, etc. Therefore, there are speculations that the iPhone 12 series may support 20W wired fast charging + 15W wireless fast charging.
SPECULATIONS ON THE APPLE IPHONE 12 SERIES
Rumors say that Apple will release four iPhone(s) this year. This includes the “budget” 5.4-inch iPhone 12, 6.1-inch iPhone 12 Plus, 6.1-inch iPhone 12 Pro, and 6.8-inch iPhone 12 Pro Max. There are also reports that all four models will use OLED displays and support 5G. These will be the first set of 5G smartphones from Apple. The low-end models will use dual rear cameras and 4GB RAM, while the Pro models should come with a triple rear camera setup. The Pro models will also come with 6GB of RAM and a 120Hz ProMotion display.
There are also reports that the series may have a 4G version. According to the report, this smartphone has a 5.4-inch and a 6.1-inch LCD model. They both support the 4G LTE network, A14 Bionic chip, built-in 4GB RAM, and a dual 12MP camera. In terms of price, while the 5.4 inches cost $549, the 6.1 inches will sell for $649. The $549 starting price seems to be a good deal considering that last year’s iPhone 11 has a $699 starting price. This means that the 4G variant is about $150 cheaper than its predecessor. We will have to wait a few more weeks for the official announcement of these devices.