Photos appeared showing iPhone 12 in cases
The saying "Everything new is well-forgotten old" definitely applies to fashion and design trends. Smartphones are no exception - the upcoming iPhone 12 may be a prime example of this. Despite a few modern design elements, such as the cutout from the 2017 iPhone X, Apple's 2020 lineup will return to 2010 to borrow some of the features of the iPhone 4, as shown in new photos of layouts and cases for all four iPhone 12 models.
Since the release of the iPhone 6 in 2014, Apple has switched to using curved rounded edges of cases, which soon became fashionable in the world of smartphones. Such rounded edges were advertised as the best solution in terms of ergonomics and comfort, but curiously, Apple has now changed its mind and is returning to the old design.
As with the iPad Pro announced earlier this year, the iPhone 12 has flatter front and back panels that haven't been seen since the iPhone SE in 2016.
Sharp edges first appeared on the iPhone 4 and are now repeated on the iPhone 12, according to the layouts. There is even one snapshot that directly compares the 5.4-inch iPhone 12, the smallest of the series, to the iPhone 4.
These layouts, unfortunately, do not reveal the entire design of the iPhone 12. Since they are intended for case manufacturers, the layouts do not pay much attention to the supposedly smaller cutout on the front panel or even to the location of the cameras on the back panel.
In any case, it is expected that these cameras will be placed in exactly the same size square module, so this detail does not bother the accessory manufacturers.
It is expected that the iPhone 12 will be presented in four models: two "normal" iPhone 12 and two Pro models. According to rumors, the basic models will only have two cameras, while the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max will each have three.
However, it is expected that the new iPhones will be announced only in October, and the launch of the iPhone 12 Pro may move to November or even later.