Since before the release of the first iPhone, Apple leaks have always raised interest from tech fans everywhere. We have come a long way since and some sources have become more credible than others. Here is what renowned leaker Jon Prosser predicted, before the iPhone 12 launch.
Prosser posted a video in May announcing Apple’s next iPhone 12 series models and full specs. The leaker was right before, so we gathered the most note-worthy rumors he was willing to share. Like Apples intention to launch four types of the iPhone 12 this fall — a base model, a larger Max model, and a “Pro” and “Pro Max” version.
In reality, Apple launched a standard iPhone 12, an iPhone 12 Pro, an iPhone 12 Pro Max and an iPhone 12 Mini.
One of the most interesting pieces of information leaked ahead of time was that the base storage of entry-level iPhones had increased once again. The minimum storage on all models was said to be 128GB, which is double of what Apple used to offer – the 64GB.
However, Apple was stubborn and decided that only the Pro iPhones should start from 128Gb of storage, offering the Mini from $699 and the vanilla iPhone 12 from $799.
Prosser also talked about a feature Apple was supposedly working on, involving the display refresh rates. The Pro Motion feature would switch between 60Hz and 120Hz depending on what is on display, in order to save battery life. In reality, none of the new iPhones got a dynamic refresh rate or even a 120Hz refresh rate.
Back then all of us knew there would be some delays in the release of the new iPhone because of the travel bans earlier this year, but still expected to see it this fall and at least in that aspect, everyone was right.
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Update 10/16: the article has been updated to reflect the official iPhone 12 specs, confirmed on the day of the “Hi, Speed” event, when Apple launch the iPhone 12 series.