We’ve already seen renders, drawings, and molds that show supposedly the iPhone 12 series, and now a source has gone a step further, showing us dummy units of the phones. These are physical objects that look like an iPhone but don’t function, and Sonny Dickson (a leaker with a solid track record) has shared dummy units that could be either the 5.4-inch iPhone 12, the 6.7-inch iPhone 12 Pro Max, and a 6.1-inch model that could be either the iPhone 12 Pro or the slightly lower iPhone 12 Max.
The design resembles many previous leaks, including flat edges, and a camera position and shape similar to that of the iPhone 11 Pro. The dummies also appear to have a metal frame and a glass back. However, while Dickson seems pretty sure about the chassis, he notes that the notch and the cameras could be wrong, and indeed the cameras don’t match most previous rumors.
Here are the first iPhone 12 dummies: 3 sizes (5.4, 6.1, 6.7). Flat edges, 3 cameras on the bump like recent molds. Notch, cameras should not be taken 100%, but chassis promising. pic.twitter.com/fcw3bLhVEF
— Sonny Dickson (@SonnyDickson) June 21, 2020
For example, we expect the iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max to have a LiDAR scanner alongside three other lenses, of which there is no sign on any of these, while the base iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Max are rumored to have only two rear lenses.
Thus, the lens numbers potentially look wrong on each of these, although it is worth noting that there have been some conflicting rumors, so it is still possible that they are correct. For the time being, however, we would place more trust in the general appearance of the body than in detail such as lens numbers.
Of course, we can’t be sure that something in the dummies is correct, especially since Dickson didn’t say where he got them from. So take it all with a pinch of salt, but from what we’ve heard so far, it’s likely that the finished iPhone 12 series will look like this, even if all the details aren’t right.