iPhone 12 leak teases ultra-fast 5G speeds, giant 64MP camera and better battery life

THE NEXT iPhone will come with super-fast 5G mobile internet speeds and Apple's best-ever mobile camera, according to rumours.

The iPhone 12, not yet announced by Apple, is expected to launch in September but whispers of its specs are already all over the web.

Trusted tipster Max Weinbach says the pricey mobile will come with a whopping 64-megapixel camera.

That's a whole lot better than the triple 12MP rear cameras offered by last year's iPhone 11 Pro Max.

However, the 12's camera is still a way off the bonkers 108MP snapper on the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra, which is due for release next week.

Apple will allegedly follow in Samsung's footsteps in including a powerful digital zoom that effectively turns your phone into a pair of binoculars.

The S20 Ultra comes with a 100x digital zoom though our early tests suggested snaps at that magnification come out a little fuzzy.

Weinbach added that Apple will also tweak the impressive Night Mode debuted on the iPhone 11, which helps the camera take better shots in the dark.

The California firm will also boost the mobile's battery life with a huge 4,400mAh battery inside the iPhone 12 Pro Max, up from the 3,969mAh cell packed into the iPhone 11 Pro Max.

The key feature for the iPhone 12, though, will be 5G connectivity, according to the prolific leaker.

5G is the next generation of mobile internet, expected to deliver blisteringly fast download speeds – changing the way we use our handsets forever.

With 5G, you can download a full HD movie in seconds over your network connection.

What is 5G?

Here's what you need to know…

  • The term 5G stands for 5th-generation, and is simply the next "version" of mobile phone networks.
  • The world's network operators have settled on a new method of delivering mobile internet to your phone, making it possible to offer far higher download speeds.
  • Early figures suggest you'll be able to download 4K movies in a matter of seconds, and buffering video will be a thing of the past.
  • But 5G also promises low "latency" – the physical delay in transmitting data – which is a major boon for gamers, who desperately need their online actions to be sent and received as quickly as possible.
  • A number of mobile networks around the world now offer 5G internet
  • However, you'll need to make sure your device supports 5G before buying a 5G phone contract
  • Only a handful of smartphones currently support blisteringly fast 5G internet

In the USA, 5G is available in a number of cities on AT&T, Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile.

EE, Vodafone and others have already launched in the UK, and they're seriously impressive.

Apple hasn't confirmed any plans for an iPhone 12 yet, so take all rumours and leaks with a pinch of salt.

We won't know the truth until much closer to September 2020, when Apple's next iPhones are likely to launch.

Rumours suggest Apple is primed for a radical redesign for the iPhone 12.

For a start, they will apparently do away with the "notch" on the front of the display.

Ever since 2017's iPhone X, Apple has had a small notch that juts into the top of the screen.

It houses the selfie camera and scanners for the Face ID unlocking system, allowing Apple to have a nearly all-screen front.

But Android rivals are increasingly doing away with the notch altogether, so it's possible Apple will follow suit.

Another key change is the framing of the device – the iPhone 12 will apparently have squared-off metal edging.

Ever since the iPhone 6, Apple has used smooth and curved edges.

But previous phones like the iPhone 4 and iPhone 5 had had square edges, which proved very popular with fans.

Many are hoping Apple will return to this more industrial design style with the iPhone 12.

In other news, the new iPhone will reportedly work in the rain and underwater thanks to new screen technology in development by Apple.

A folding iPhone that bends like a retro flip phone was unveiled last week in an amazing fan-made video.

And here are the differences between the S20 and Apple's latest mobile, the iPhone 11.

Are you excited for 5G technology? Let us know in the comments!

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