Apple confirms 4 new iPhones, and a nasty shock for iPhone 12 homeowners
It is superb how a lot data can leak upfront of a brand new product launch from filings. FCC filings are notably good sources of data.
The submitting below scrutiny right here is for an updated version of the MagSafe charger, and it provides up some stunning particulars.
First off, we get affirmation that the charger is a 15W unit. I would been listening to sketchy rumors that Apple may enhance the facility output to supply sooner charging, however the submitting claims a most energy output of 15W.
The submitting additionally lists new iPhones.
4 new iPhones, to be exact.
It’s extremely possible that these correspond to the iPhone 13, iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13 Professional, and iPhone 13 Professional Max (mannequin numbers are reported to be A2628, A2645, A2634, and A2640 respectively).
The submitting additionally has RF testing knowledge for iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Professional, and iPhone 12 Professional Max, and these are all labeled at “legacy.” This factors to the probability of the 12 line being discontinued as quickly because the iPhone 13 line is out (this wording on related FCC filings prior to now, in addition to how Apple has refreshed the iPhone line in earlier years).
It is potential that the iPhone 12 base mannequin might take over from the iPhone 11 as a cease hole within the line, however there have been hypothesis that Apple is planning to tidy up and streamline the iPhone lineup to be able to focus manufacturing on the newer handsets and keep the constraints mentioned in the last financial earnings call to a minimum.
Somewhat stunning downgrade for a product that Apple continues to list as “new” on its website.