Apple finally dropped the very controversial Apple 11 and none of the new features actually surprised us. 

Most of the highlighted features have been leaked numerous times in the couple of months and Apple did not disappoint when most turned out to be true. First, Apple did come out with three new variants: The iPhone 11, 11 Pro and and 11 Pro Max. Next, the dreaded triple-camera system became a reality and it looks as ugly yet as powerful as everyone expected it to be. 

According to a report from USA Today, the phones with the triple-camera system boasts of powerful cameras with wide, ultra-wide and telephoto lenses. The telephoto lens is quite exceptional because per Apple, it can capture 40 percent more light when compared to the iPhone XS. The system is quite easy to use, and is said to be a breeze to switch from one lens to another. 

Now, based on the launch, it is much-easier to start speculating on the next iPhone that’s coming next year (it’s never too soon for us Apple enthusiasts). So what can we expect from the iPhone 12 now that the iPhone 11 has dropped? We’ve got the following speculations.

First, the iPhone 12 is definitely going to finally have 5G network connectivity. Everyone expected that the iPhone 11 won’t have 5G connectivity but a small part still held on to the possibility. But now that we know for certain the 11 won’t be supported with the system, we know for sure that the 2020 iPhones will have a better chance of going 5G. Could it be too late for Apple?

“I know that 5G isn’t ready for everybody yet in the United States. In China in the fourth quarter, or the first quarter of next year, it’s going to be a must-have feature. Qualcomm announced 150 handsets that are going to be 5G enabled. And I do think that it’s going to hurt Apple, not in the mid-range, but at the high end. And at a time when Apple’s losing market share. This is not going to be good for them. But again, 5G is going to small for a while,” Patrick Moorhead, analyst at Moor Insights & Strategy, said in a report from Venture Beat. 

Next, the iPhone with USB-C can be expected next year as the new iPhone 11 still sports the lightning cable up to now. There were improvements this year, and Apple even announced that the iPhone 11 Pro gets an additional four hours of juice compared to the XS while the 11 Pro Max will get five hours more than the XS Max. There might be no USB-C cable now but the Cupertino giant included an 18-watt faster charger in the box. 

As for the price, expect a more expensive iPhone lineup next year as this year’s phone are pretty much on the same range as the 2018 models. The iPhone 11 is priced at $699 while the iPhone 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max will be available at $999 and $1,099, respectively. With a 5G feature, plus a range of other powerful functions, we can expect a dramatic change in price for the iPhone 12. 

Apple Senior Director of Product Marketing Kaiann Drance speaks onstage about the iPhone 11's cameras during a product launch event at Apple's headquarters in Cupertino, California Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes Chinese consumers prefer the iPhone 11 because of its aggressive pricing. (Apple Senior Director of Product Marketing Kaiann Drance speaks onstage about the iPhone 11's cameras during a product launch event at Apple's headquarters in Cupertino, California) Photo: AFP / Josh Edelson