Two images shared on social media this morning are currently stimulating speculation about possible hardware redesigns for the iPhone 12 and the potential introduction of home screen widgets in iOS 14.
Shared by Twitter user Fudge (choco_bit) the pictures show a graphic representation of a smartphone front and back with surface elements on the screen, which indicates that it comes from a tutorial or support documentation.
Two interesting points of focus are the size of the notch on the device, which appears to be about a third smaller than that currently found on iPhones with Face ID, and a new camera setup on the back of the device that has a revised lens – Array shows.
Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo expects at least one new iPhone to have a smaller front camera lens in 2020 for an improved screen-to-bezel ratio, which will ultimately result in a smaller notch on the front.
Meanwhile, the redesigned camera array generates an online chat about rumors about a new 3D camera for the “iPhone 12”, which is similar in design to the LiDAR scanner of the new 2020 iPad Pro.
Elsewhere on the device’s main display, there are widgets under the icons on the home screen. As part of a new range of functions in “iOS 14”, Apple should also work on bringing widgets to the “iPhone” start screen for the first time.
We draw readers’ attention to these images primarily for discussion purposes as the source is not an established leaker and there is no way to verify the legitimacy of the images.