When is it going to be released?
The newest and much hyped iPhone model – the iPhone 12 - is set to be released mid-October 2020, but no exact dates have been provided as of yet. It could be joined by as many as three other phones, rumoured to be called the iPhone 12 Max, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max.
Apple never publicly commented on why it is releasing the phone later than usual, but it's thought it was to do with supply chain issues where Apple wasn't able to get one element of the device for the manufacturing process to take place.
TechXS can personally attest to the scarcity of materials through the pandemic causing production costs to fluctuate, in turn making it difficult to keep part prices steady. At TechXS we continue to do everything in our power to keep consistent prices for our trusting customers.
What upgrades can we expect?
It’s a wait that should be worthwhile with some big upgrades expected, including the first 5G iPhone. Other upgrades from leaks and rumours include new screen sizes, upgrades in power, and upgrades to the camera with the addition of a LIDAR scanner being included on the iPhone 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max. This can accurately judge distances and therefore depth and would allow for improved augmented reality and Portrait mode. Other rumours suggest that the iPhone 12 will have a cheaper price tag than previous iPhone releases.
Jon Prosser - a high-profile and widely respected leaker thinks the iPhone 12 will start at US$649, a US$50 drop in price from the entry-level iPhone 11, which would make sense, given that it will come with a smaller 5.4 inch screen as opposed to the iPhone 11 with a 6.1 inch screen and apparently won’t include any accessories in the box apart from the device itself and a Type-C Charging cable.
The theory now from respected pundit Ming-Chi Kuo and Dan Ives is that you won’t receive any headphones or charger in the box. It's unclear at this point if the Pro models will be included in the elimination - in fact a full set of accessories could be an additional incentive to upgrade to the more expensive models...
Upgrade VS Repair
Porque no los dos (Why not both)?
We all know if you are one of the lucky ones who can afford to keep up with the latest trend of iPhone model, you usually will because - well why wouldn’t you.
The typical mentality for iPhone users is to upgrade to the new iPhone model, and leave their old one behind, either discarding it or throwing it in their drawer and forgetting about it.
The eco-friendliest solution when upgrading your phone is to on-sell it so it will be re-used. If your phone is broken/not working and you’re not sure it will be a desirable re-sell in its current condition, fixing it is easier and more affordable than you might think, reducing the amount of e-waste in our environment and more money in your own pocket, it’s a win-win.
So, what exactly are your repair options? We’ve put together an infographic below for your perusal.
iPhone Battery Replacement Options
iPhone Screen Repair Options