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iPhone 12 family's fourth handset may get a brand new name no one expected

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Apple's customary September event came and went, showcasing some upgraded iPads and Apple Watches. However, what's an annual meet without the customary flagship? Now, just as the company is readying the iPhone 12 series for an October launch, we hear rumors of a new name for one of the devices.

Previously leaks and rumors have suggested there will be four iPhone devices called the iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Max, iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max. Now a leaker has suggested the smallest model - likely the one we expected to be called the iPhone 12 - may be called the iPhone 12 Mini.

Twitter tipster, L0vetodream says the iPhone 12 Mini would be the smallest device in the series - it's expected to be the model with a 5.4-inch display, which is bigger than the iPhone SE 2020. Then the model that we expected to be called the iPhone 12 Max may inherit the iPhone 12 name.

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The iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro are likely to come with 6.1-inch screens, and the top of the line iPhone 12 Pro Max is said to come with a 6.7-inch display upfront. The iPhone 12 Mini is rumored to pack in a dual rear camera setup, while the other three iPhone 12 devices are likely to sport a triple rear camera stack. 

The moniker “Mini” is not new in Apple’s world. We have seen iPad mini, Mac mini, and even iPod mini back in the days. The iPhone 12 Mini will be the first in the iPhone lineup to have this moniker. 

Apart from that, there is not much info on the iPhone 12 yet. The iPhone 12 series is said to come with 60Hz refresh rate. It is also said that the new iPhone 12 series will come with Apple’s new A14 Bionic chipset. 

It is a six-core CPU, which Apple claims could deliver up to a 40% boost in performance compared with the A12. The quad-core GPU could bring up to a 30% spike in graphics performance. We also know that the iPhone 12 series will sport a new LiDAR sensor along with the cameras for sophisticated 3D depth mapping.

Via: GSMArena

Srivatsa Ramesh

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