Photo Source: Mac Otakara
Japanese blog Mac Otakara had a report yesterday about Apple’s iPhones that are coming this Fall. Sure, these rumors are almost 9 months ahead of release, but I’ll bite. Anytime we are talking about an even bigger iPhone, then I am totally on board.
We’ve already heard lots of rumors that 2020’s largest iPhone (presumably the iPhone 12 Pro Max based on the current naming scheme) will be a little bigger, so that’s nothing new. As stated above, it should be a full 6.7″.
However, this latest report predicts that the 6.7″ iPhone will be thinner, as well. A full 10% thinner than my current iPhone 11 Pro Max, in fact. As long as this doesn’t affect the stability of the phone, I’m all in. Mac Otakara also reports that the 6.7″ iPhone will gain its extra screen size by being taller than the existing 11 Pro Max.
This new report also has a few details regarding the coming large iPhone’s camera. While it will retain the current 3 camera design and rear camera bump, this new device will come with larger sensors. In my opinion, that is a much bigger deal than more lenses.
We’ve already seen what Apple can do with a bigger sensor and improved computational photography software with the iPhones 11 and iOS 13. Last year was a very impressive leap forward for Apple that got them back into the thick of the smartphone camera conversation. An even bigger sensor will make for even better low light performance and the ability to crop and digital zoom a little further.
There is one interesting omission from this rumor, at least from the photo that Mac Otkara included in this article. The iPhone in the picture still has a notch. Apple removing the notch is another rumor that’s been making the rounds, but it is interesting to note that it isn’t mentioned here.
These new improvements that Mac Okatara reports may not be groundbreaking, but they represent small, but meaningful steps forward for the largest screen iPhone. A thinner Max model with an even bigger screen and a better camera is exactly what I’m looking for.
Now come on Apple. Just give me Apple Pencil support and split screen apps on this new iPhone and I am 100% happy. Make it happen.