Apple may produce up to 80 million iPhone 12 series this year

American manufacturing giant, Apple, is getting set to unveil its first 5G smartphone series. Apple’s first 5G smartphone series is coming almost 18 months after the commercialization of 5G. Presently, there are tons of 5G phones in the market already. The likes of Samsung, Huawei, Xiaomi, and others already have multiple 5G smartphones. However, Apple has its market and you can be sure that Apple fanboys are patiently waiting for the 5G iPhones. According to previous speculations, the iPhone 12 series will include at least four models.

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A recent report claims that Apple requires suppliers to produce 75-80 million 5G mobile phones this year. Of course, this is only an estimate (even so the number is still very large). As of now, we can not ascertain if Apple’s suppliers are capable of producing so many.

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Apple will reportedly hold an event in late October where it will unveil the iPhone 12 models, Apple Watch Series 6, and the long-rumored AirTags. Furthermore, there are also reports of an Apple event in September. However, the protagonist of Apple’s September event will be its new iPad series.

According to a new report from DigiTimes, the upcoming iPhone 12 will be equipped with a LiDAR laser sensor (previously mainly used in the automotive industry) this year, which has already appeared in the 2020 iPad Pro.


Rumors say that Apple will release four iPhone 12s this year. This includes the “budget” 5.4-inch iPhone 12, 6.1-inch iPhone 12 Plus, 6.1-inch iPhone 12 Pro, and 6.8-inch iPhone 12 Pro Max. There are also reports that all four models will use OLED displays and support 5G. These will be the first set of 5G smartphones from Apple. The low-end models will use dual rear cameras and 4GB RAM, while the Pro models should come with a triple rear camera setup. The Pro models will also come with 6GB of RAM and a 120Hz ProMotion display.

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There are also reports that the iPhone 12 series will have a 4G version. According to the report, this smartphone has a 5.4-inch and a 6.1-inch LCD model. They both support the 4G LTE network, A14 Bionic chip, built-in 4GB RAM, and a dual 12MP camera. In terms of price, while the 5.4 inches cost $549, the 6.1 inches will sell for $649. The $549 starting price seems to be a good deal considering that last year’s iPhone 11 has a $699 starting price. This means that the iPhone 12 4G is about $150 cheaper than its predecessor.

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