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Leaked iPhone 12 Pro Max Schematics Show Thinner Design, Smaller Bezels, LiDAR Camera, and More

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YouTube channel EverythingApplePro and Max Weinbach have shared what they're claiming is a sneak peek of Apple's hitherto unreleased "iPhone 12 Pro Max," based on alleged leaked CAD designs.


The key thing about the CADs is they line up with rumors suggesting that Apple's new iPhone will take many design cues from the iPad Pro. The schematics show a squared-edged stainless steel frame between two pieces of glass, replacing the rounded stainless steel frame of the iPhone 11 series.

In order to house the bigger 6.7-inch OLED screen, the device will be slightly wider and taller, and the bezels have been shaved to an impressive 1.55mm, compared to 2.52mm on the 6.5-inch iPhone 11 Pro Max.

They also mirror rumors that the new iPhone 12 Pro Max will have a thickness of 7.4mm, which would be quite a bit thinner than the 8.1mm thick iPhone 11 Pro Max. However, the camera bump is said to be slightly thicker, 1.26mm rather than 1.21mm, although the cameras themselves don't protrude as much.


One oddity in the designs is that the size of the notch is the same as the one found on Apple's current iPhone lineup. Previous rumors suggest Apple has designed a smaller notch, although Weinbach claims that these details weren't finalized when the CAD was made, which is a genuine possibility.

Other key takeaways from the video:
  • Fourth camera sensor for the LiDAR Scanner.
  • Slightly increased diameter of camera lenses.
  • Thicker antenna lines on sides of handset for 5G.
  • SIM card tray relocated to other side of device.
  • Smart Connector-esque input where SIM card try used to be.
  • One less speaker hole on right side speaker grille.
  • 10 to 15 percent louder speakers.
    Power button sits slightly lower on device.
    New colors could include light blue, violet, and light orange.
Weinbach has accurately revealed a new iPhone color in the past, and has previously claimed that the iPhone 12 in Navy Blue could replace the Midnight Green finish available for iPhone 11 Pro models.


Weinbach also accurately predicted that the volume HUD would become less obtrusive in iOS 13, but he has also shared several Apple-related rumors that did not pan out, including the iPad getting a native Calculator app in iOS 13 and the HomePod launching in Austria and Italy within 2019. Weinbach has a more established track record with Android-related rumors, but this could be set to change.

Apple is expected to offer four iPhones in three different sizes this year: A 5.4-inch iPhone, a 6.7-inch iPhone, and two 6.1-inch iPhones. One 6.1-inch model and the 6.7-inch model will be higher-end iPhones, while the other 6.1-inch iPhone and the 5.4-inch iPhone will be lower-end models and successors to the iPhone 11.

Article Link: Leaked iPhone 12 Pro Max Schematics Show Thinner Design, Smaller Bezels, LiDAR Camera, and More
 
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supertiffany

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so what will happen with the battery life with the thinner design? will it still be like long lasting battery lifes seen on iPhone 11 series?


what's the smart connector for?
 
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so what will happen with the battery life with the thinner design? will it still be like long lasting battery lifes seen on iPhone 11 series?


what's the smart connector for?
Battery is said to be jumping to 4400...due to 5G and guessing 120HZ
 
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Looks good but for me (rather boringly) need a more durable (scratch resistant) screen.
 
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kissmo

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Am I the only one who finds the design somewhat retro than futuristic?
I like the screen design, I wonder about the smart connector - looks interesting, but I don't fancy the iPad pro shape although I like it on the iPad a lot!

Mabe this will change when I get actually to see one, but it reminds me of the iPhone 5, which is not close to my taste.

I know, it's a matter of taste in the end
 
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One oddity in the designs is that the size of the notch is the same as the one found on Apple's current iPhone lineup. Previous rumors suggest Apple has designed a smaller notch, although Weinbach claims that these details weren't finalized when the CAD was made, which is a genuine possibility.

Using these magical things called my eyes to look at the pictures, that really doesn't seem to be the case.

Caught out by a paper town, I wonder...?
 
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Couple screenshots from the video. Looks promising.

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I already cannot wait, the iPhone 5 design is still my favorite design when it comes to the grip. Totally a first world problem but I am also looking forward to that additional camera that I will probably never use, just to have the cameras properly aligned again. I hope i will be still able to afford it by the time it comes out lol

I also welcome that the power button is a little further down. I ALWAYS press it by mistake when i want to change the volume
 
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Might size down this year but I know this is fantasy as I’ll preorder the max. Hopefully in black as those new colors sound kind of awful.
 
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how will they be able to do it if the device is going thinner?

90 hz is better because it doesnt offer much difference compared to 120hz and saves a lot of battery.
You wont need to worry about battery life on this device with 4400 so 120HZ makes sense...I’m sure there will be ways That they will do it.
 
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I like the ‘retro’ look. I think this would be a ‘fan favorite’ type of phone for a lot of long time iPhone followers in terms of how the iPhone first resembled. Curious to see if this ever comes to fruition.
 
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Does no one else find the mixing of metric and imperial measurements stylistically odd in the text? I know that screens are generally talked about in inches and the precision required for the other parts requires mm (which I prefer anyway). So I get why it's done but it looks very odd!
 
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how will they be able to do it if the device is going thinner?

90 hz is better because it doesnt offer much difference compared to 120hz and saves a lot of battery.

If you watch their YouTube video they talk about how there‘s a possibility of the internal layout changing quite a bit to accommodate a differently shaped battery.
 
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If you watch their YouTube video they talk about how there‘s a possibility of the internal layout changing quite a bit to accommodate a differently shaped battery.
yep watched that too, maybe the layout also the wider and taller iPhone will allow bigger battery in thinner frame.
 
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