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iPhone 12 set to have four cameras according to latest rumors

iPhone 12 Pro
(Image credit: PhoneArena)

The iPhone 11 Pro is one of the best camera phones (opens in new tab) around right now, but although it has only been on sale for a few weeks the speculation as to what the 2020 iPhone will look like.

New rumors and renders from PhoneArena suggest the top-of-the-range iPhone 12 Pro models will have increase the number of cameras from three to four. Joining the standard,, wide and telephoto cameras seen on the iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max (opens in new tab) will be an additional time-of-flight camera. This will not shoot pictures at such, but will measure depth in the scene - allowing better bokeh effects for instance, or to help with augmented reality apps.

(Image credit: PhoneArena)

It is widely expected that the next generation of Apple handsets are also be Apple's first 5G camera phones (opens in new tab).

Renders produced by Phone Arena also suggest that the iPhone 12 series will also return to a boxier design, reminiscent of the much-loved iPhone 4. And the website is also predicting the return of a Rose Gold option for the 2020 iPhone, which is likely to be launched in September next year.

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Chris George has worked on Digital Camera World since its launch in 2017. He has been writing about photography, mobile phones, video making and technology for over 30 years – and has edited numerous magazines including PhotoPlus, N-Photo, Digital Camera, Video Camera, and Professional Photography. 


His first serious camera was the iconic Olympus OM10, with which he won the title of Young Photographer of the Year - long before the advent of autofocus and memory cards. Today he uses a Nikon D800, a Fujifilm X-T1, a Sony A7, and his iPhone 11 Pro.


He has written about technology for countless publications and websites including The Sunday Times Magazine, The Daily Telegraph, Dorling Kindersley, What Cellphone, T3 and Techradar.