It seems like 2020 is going to be an outlier in terms of the number of phones that Apple will launch. In an investor note, read by AppleInsider, Rosenblatt Securities has outlined the expectations for what we can see from Apple’s stable. Six. Yes, Rosenblatt believes that Apple might unveil as many as 12 models next year.
According to the note, the Securities firm expects Apple to do an early March launch of the highly-anticipated iPhone SE 2 next year. They expect the 4G-only phone to have a 5.1-inch LCD panel and a single rear camera. They also believe that the phone might employ Face ID or Touch ID to “clean [out] some old component inventory.”
Now for the iPhone 12 series, Rosenblatt analyst Jun Zhang expects about 6 different models, mainly due to the introduction of 5G. The models that Zhang claims Apple is working on are listed below.
- iPhone 12 4G with a 6.1-inch LCD screen and dual rear cameras
- iPhone 12 Pro 4G with a 5.4-inch OLED screen and dual rear cameras
- iPhone 12 Pro 5G with a 5.4-inch OLED display and dual rear cameras
- iPhone 12 Pro Plus 4G with a 6.1-inch OLED display and a triple rear camera with ToF sensor
- iPhone 12 Pro Plus 5G using a 6.1-inch OLED screen, triple camera setup, and ToF sensor
- iPhone 12 Pro Max 5G with a 6.1-inch OLED panel, the triple camera setup, and ToF sensor
While all phones are expected to be released in September, the iPhone 12 Pro 5G could launch in the spring of 2021.
Some changes in the build are expected as well. The 4G and the sub-6Ghz 5G variants could make use of an alloy frame while those with mmWave support could potentially use a steel frame with holes for better reception.
It’s best to take this investor note with a pinch of salt as contradictory reports exist too. Famed analyst Ming-Chi Kuo expects 4 iPhones to be launched next year. For now, we’ll have to wait for some solid proof to see if there’s any weight to this note.