The first render of what is reportedly the upcoming iPhone 12 Pro was spotted last weekend on Twitter. The device has a revised camera module at the rear along with a LiDAR scanner similar to the one seen on the 2020 iPad Pro. The story first appeared on 9to5Mac. The original image was posted by Concepts iPhone, which reportedly obtained the image from iOS 14. The image showcases Apple’s plan of rearranging the camera sensors to accommodate the new LiDAR scanner. For instance, the flash module could be moved to the middle to make room for the scanner.
The image reportedly portrays a wide-angle lens, an ultra-wide sensor, and a telephoto lens alongside the LiDAR scanner. Previous reports suggest the 2020 iPhone series will include new depth sensors at the front and rear. Apple was originally expected to announce the iPhone 12 series by fall 2020. However, the schedule could be impacted due to the ongoing global COVID-19 crisis. Apple has reportedly made some significant design changes to its upcoming iPhone lineup, including a boxier design, similar to the iPhone 4.
Experts believe Apple is working on four variants of the iPhone 12. The range reportedly includes one device with a 5.4-inch display, two with 6.1-inch displays, and a third with a 6.7-inch display. All handsets will feature an OLED screen and support 5G networks. The two higher-end variants may feature triple cameras along with the LiDAR scanner, as seen in the render.
The LiDAR scanner, as seen on the 2020 iPad Pro, could provide augmented reality features especially-designed to work with iOS 14.