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  • The iPhone 12 series might not feature a brand new design, according to a report
  • New iPhone 12 3D renders reveal a design very similar to the iPhone 11 series
  • The iPhone 12 series is expected to be revealed on Sept. 2020

Over the past months, we have seen leaks and heard rumors about the specs and features of the next flagship smartphone from Apple, even though we're still several months away from its possible September 2020 release date. Now, based on the latest set of leaks, it appears that the iPhone 12 series will not sport a brand new design after all.

The latest information about the iPhone 12 series comes from the Japanese site Mac Otakara. The site shares 3D printed renders of the upcoming iPhone series reportedly from Chinese supply chains. Based on the image, the design is almost the same as that of the iPhone 11 series.

The only remarkable differences between the iPhone 12 and the iPhone 11 are the cameras and the dimensions. The Japanese site claims that the top-end iPhone 12 variant features a 6.7-inch display. It is 7.4mm thick (slimmer) and slightly taller than the top-end iPhone 11 Pro Max.

The iPhone 12 Pro Max or the top-end model might utilize additional footprint by integrating a bigger camera sensor for the primary rear shooter, says GSM Arena. Mac Otakara also shares the sizes of the rest of the models under the iPhone 12 series. It reveals that the 5.4-inch model, in terms of height, will sit between the iPhone SE and the iPhone 8.

Meanwhile, the height of the 6.1-inch iPhone 12 would be between the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro Max. Additionally, the site also claims that the number of cameras of the iPhone 12 series would be the same as the iPhone 11 series. The smaller iPhone 12 models would both sport dual rear cameras with the top-end model sporting three rear cameras.

The iPhone 12 series, according to TF Securities Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, will all feature OLED displays. The more expensive iPhone 12 models, being the 6.1-inch and the 6.7-inch models would feature 3D Time of Flight (ToF) sensors, according to the TF Securities analyst. Details about the iPhone 12 series are mere speculations and are not yet official.

In this case, we suggest taking this with a pinch of salt and with skepticism.