Apple iPhone 12 preview: Everything we know so far

UPDATED: No power adapter or earphones... really?!

What's this? The iPhone 12, you say?

Look, the rumour mill never stops churning, and we've been hearing reports about 2020's iPhones before the iPhone 11 even came out. Now that Apple's iPhone 11 line is out in the wild, leakers and analysts are turning their attention to the next big thing.

And it should be a seriously big one. It's super early, obviously, but we've already heard a few things about what to expect. Here's what we know so far about the iPhone 12.

(Concept images via Ben Geskin/Aziz Ghaus and PhoneArena, as marked)

What will the Apple iPhone 12 look like?

Remember Apple's iPhone 4? Yes, that was ages ago, but it remains one of our all-time favourite iPhones. And maybe one of Apple's too…

Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who has been spot-on with many Apple rumours in the past, suggests that Apple will adopt an iPhone 4-esque design for the iPhone 12. By that, he means a flattened metal frame akin to the iPad Pro, giving off a different kind of allure to the familiar iPhone glass sandwich than we've seen of late.

Concept artist Ben Geskin has taken a swing at what that might look like beyond the frame itself, suggesting that such a setup could also eliminate the notch and stuff Apple's familiar Face ID sensors into the top bezel instead. Too good to be true?

PhoneArena's take, as seen above and below, keeps the iPhone 4 inspiration but keeps a modifed notch while putting a large fourth back camera on the back. This is probably more realistic than ditching the notch entirely, but it's still too early to know for sure.