Great news for iPhone fans, the new iPhone 12 lineup is said be the best and the most expensive Apple product yet because it features 5G components and a new metal frame.

Details about the new iPhone

Analyst Ming Chi-Kuo stated that  Apple insider claims that a new, larger motherboard that is needed to accommodate the circuitry for connecting the new 5G antenna could come with an increase in the cost of at least 35%.

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iPhone 11

iPhone 12's price tag

The iPhone 12's redesigned iPhone 4-alike chassis will be at least 50 to 60% more expensive to make, while its glass look is set to be 40 to 50% more expensive than that found on the iPhone 11

If Apple was to pass these extra expenses onto consumers, the iPhone 12 will likely start around $1,400 compared to the iPhone 11's $900 price tag. Apple's 2020 iPhones will reportedly be the first phone to ship with a 5nm processor. 

iPhone 12 rumors

It is reported that Apple will release three iPhones with 5G connectivity next year that will utilize Qualcomm's X55 5G modem. This will come paired with Apple's first chipset to be made using a 5-nanometer process, according to the report, which will likely arrive at the A14 Bionic. 

Also, it is reported that aside from supporting 5G connectivity and an all-new 5nm chip, the new iPhone could debut Apple's first major redesign since 2017. It is heard from its sources that the iPhone 12's leading-edge screens could be the first to adopt under-display fingerprint scanners. 

According to previous rumors, the handset could also adopt an all-new chassis with a metal frame structure reminiscent of the iPhone 4. The new iPhone could double the refresh rate of Apple's current handset with 120Hz ProMotion displays. 

Digitimes also claims that the iPhone 12 will follow in the footstep of Apple's ProMotion iPad Pros with a Pixel 4-rivaling 120Hz screen, a significant upgrade over the iPhone's current 60Hz displays. The iPhone will sport a high refresh rate OLED panel, according to Digitimes, unlike the iPad Pro's LCD offering. 

Apple launched its first 120Hz screens in 2017 with the 10.5in iPad Pros and 12.9 in iPad Pro. Bringing such a screen to its next-gen iPhones will undoubtedly improve the overall iOS experience on its smaller-screened devices, bringing increased responsiveness and more fluid scrolling and swiping. 

Apple is reportedly planning some major design changes for next year's iPhone, and one of them could be the removal of the notch. That is according to Benjamin Geskin, a Twitter tipster, who said that Apple is testing new Face ID prototypes with new optics, some of which a smaller in width and some fit in the top bezel. 

Even though there is no confirmation, Geskin does not have a faultless track record, so this suggests Apple is either looking to reduce the size of the notch or eliminate the cutout completely. 

Geskin also said that the iPhone 12 lineup will sport wider antennas on the top, which will be made from a new material, either ceramic, glass, or sapphire. This is to make them compatible with 5G networks, with all iPhone 12 models tipped to support the next generation connectivity.