What does Apple iPhone 12 event invite hint at? Here’s a fun take

    Every year when Apple sends an invitation, it is always taken as something that is ‘cryptic’ and has a hidden message about the upcoming iPhones. Several people have a fun take on it. So, we are also doing the same here.
    By: HT TECH
    | Updated on: Oct 06 2020, 23:52 IST
    Apple iPhone 12 invite.
    Apple iPhone 12 invite. (Apple)
    Apple iPhone 12 invite.
    Apple iPhone 12 invite. (Apple)

    Apple has just sent out the invitation for its next virtual event at Apple Park. The much-anticipated event is likely to see the launch of iPhone 12 series. The series is supposed to includes as many as four handsets this time. But before we talk about them, let us look at the invite itself. Every year it often happens that when Apple sends an invitation, it is always taken as something that is ‘cryptic' and has a hidden message about the upcoming iPhones. While some do it seriously, several others have a fun take on it. So, we are also doing the same here.

    First assumption: Four cameras.

    Yes, that's our first ‘hopeless' assumption from what is seen in the invite image. How can one possibly guess that the iPhone 12 models may have four cameras? That's because of the number of circles surrounding the Apple logo. Rumours do point out that even the premium iPhone 12 Pro models will come with three cameras and a LiDAR sensor (four sensors). But rumours are, afterall, rumours and this is just a fun take.

    Second assumption: 5G models incoming?

    Although Apple iPhone 12 models, until earlier this year were rumoured to come with 5G support, the speculation died somewhere towards the end of H1. Most analysts started claiming it to stick with 4G only. But the fact that the invite says ‘Hi, Speed' might just mean it supports a speedy connectivity aka 5G. We're joking of course, or are we?

    Also read: Apple to launch iPhone 12 series on October 13: Price, specs, everything we know so far

    Third assumption: Everyone's favourite – 120Hz refresh rate display.

    This was probably the longest-running rumour or speculation for the upcoming iPhone 12 models. It was until last month that the new devices were said to feature a super smooth 120Hz refresh rate screen. However, tipsters and analysts later confidently claimed that not a single model will feature this tech. Although they all might come with an OLED screen. We hope the new iPhones do feature it since the invite says ‘Hi, Speed' and we are hopeful that its talking about the speedy refresh rate.

    Fourth assumption: The almost obvious A14 Bionic chipset.

    ‘Hi, Speed' here doesn't just mean 5G connectivity or 120Hz here. It may also mean a super-fast chipset. And A14 Bionic is the most believable piece right now, for the new iPhones. That's because Apple has already introduced its A14 Bionic processor in iPad last month so it is most likely coming to iPhones as well. Will it be speedy enough? We're sure.

    Fifth assumption: Fast charging

    ‘Hi, Speed' for charging? Could be. Who knows. But this isn't stopping anyone from assuming. In case you don't know, iPhone 11 Pro Max from last year did support 18W fast charging. What if that has been increased this time? 

    But while all these are nothing but rumours and fun takes on the iPhone 12 invite, it is only on October 13, 10.30PM IST that we will know what the Cupertino-based tech firm has been up to all this while. Stay tuned as we will be covering the virtual event live.

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    First Published Date: 06 Oct, 23:25 IST
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