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Apple plans to release one 5.4-inch, one 6.7-inch, and two 6.1-inch iPhone models in 2020, according to UBS analysts Timothy Arcuri and Munjal Shah. While the analysts expect all four iPhones to be equipped with OLED displays, they believe other features like camera specifications and RAM will vary by model.

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In a research note shared with MacRumors, the analysts provided an overview of the four iPhones they expect in 2020:
  • 6.7-inch iPhone: triple-lens rear camera with 3D sensing and 6GB of RAM
  • 6.1-inch iPhone: triple-lens rear camera with 3D sensing and 6GB of RAM
  • 6.1-inch iPhone: dual-lens rear camera and 4GB of RAM
  • 5.4-inch iPhone: dual-lens rear camera and 4GB of RAM
The camera specifications line up with those shared by reputable analyst Ming-Chi Kuo last month, while 6GB of RAM in the two highest end models lines up with a prediction shared by Barclays analysts in November.

5G is expected to be a key feature of high-end iPhones in 2020. UBS conducted a survey of over 9,000 consumers across the United States, Germany, Japan, China, and the United Kingdom and found that 22 percent of respondents view 5G support as something that is worth upgrading smartphones for.

Article Link: iPhone 12 Lineup Expected to Feature Up to 6GB of RAM
 

ryanasimov

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I care greatly about the future development of the iPhone, but at this point a story like this is just common sense. Capabilities expand, prices for components go down, etc. It would be story-worthy only if the specs DIDN'T go up.
 
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BootsWalking

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UBS conducted a survey of over 9,000 consumers across the United States, Germany, Japan, China, and the United Kingdom and found that 22 percent of respondents view 5G support as something that is worth upgrading smartphones for.

What's been promised by the industry for 5G is certainly worth upgrading our smartphones for. What actually gets delivered is another matter, esp in the USA where most telcos are opting for the very lowest tier of 5G performance for wide swaths of the country.
 
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coolfactor

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I'll keep saying this... it's GOOD that Apple is conservative with RAM because it forces developers to not be LAZY! Developers are notoriously lazy, when they are allowed to be. Many feel that optimizing their app is an *optional* task. Now, I don't use Xcode, but I believe it does some optimizations automatically?

I build websites and my home-grown framework puts optimization first at every level, and the results speak for themselves. Fastest websites on the planet. It blows my mind how many wasteful, bloated websites are out there. A little effort to write optimal code and compress images and assets goes a long way to make the world a happier place.
 
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compwiz1202

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UBS conducted a survey of over 9,000 consumers across the United States, Germany, Japan, China, and the United Kingdom and found that 22 percent of respondents view 5G support as something that is worth upgrading smartphones for.

What's been promised by the industry for 5G is certainly worth upgrading our smartphones for. What actually gets delivered is another matter, esp in the USA where most telcos are opting for the very lowest tier of 5G performance for wide swaths of the country.
Yea disappointing that we will probably get the minimal 5G in the suburbs well outside of Philly. And who the heck knows when anything will come since I don't even think I've seen anything about 5G even coming to Philly yet. It took like two years for us to get 4G LTE and that actually initially launched in Philly.
 
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compwiz1202

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I'll keep saying this... it's GOOD that Apple is conservative with RAM because it forces developers to not be LAZY! Developers are notoriously lazy, when they are allowed to be. Many feel that optimizing their app is an *optional* task. Now, I don't use Xcode, but I believe it does some optimizations automatically?

I build websites and my home-grown framework puts optimization first at every level, and the results speak for themselves. Fastest websites on the planet. It blows my mind how many wasteful, bloated websites are out there. A little effort to write optimal code and compress images and assets goes a long way to make the world a happier place.
This is exactly what I've said about devs since PC RAM and Storage exploded. I had to keep my BASIC code under 64K! and I was happy about it.

EDIT: Also doesn't help today some have ~18,724 times the Internet speed than 56K.
 
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profets

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Given that there seems to be 5 new models coming in 2020, its going to be a fun season for iPhone rumours.

I guess the most likely by the end of the year will be:

iPhone SE
iPhone 12 (5.4” and 6.1”)
iPhone 12 Pro (6.1” and 6.7”)

And I guess the iPhone 11 and 11 Pro will hang around? I wonder what will happen to the whole lineup and naming come September.
 
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