Rumors Suggest the iPhone 12 Will be a Movie Camera in Your Pocket

File this one under rumors.

I am not a huge tech person, but new iPhones always excite me. They bring so many opportunities for budding filmmakers to have a camera in their pocket. One that shoots in 4K, has a decent mic, and can allow you to follow your dreams. We've all seen everything from commercials to movies shot on iPhones, so you know there's power. But where is the iPhone 12 going? 

Rumor has it, Apple is expected to announce four new iPhone models at an event in mid-September, which has been pushed back thanks corona

So what can filmmakers expect?  

Apple is expected to release two cheaper iPhone 12 models at 5.4 inches and 6.1 inches, and two iPhone 12 Pro models with 6.1-inch and 6.7-inch screens. If these rumors are true, the 5.4-inch phone would be the smallest iPhone since the iPhone SE was released in 2016 and the 6.7-inch model would be Apple's largest ever. All four models are expected to have OLED this year with the non-pro models receiving cheaper displays.

What are the filmmaking options? 

The Pro models are expected to offer a triple-camera system, compared to dual cameras on the smaller iPhone 12 models. There's also rumored 120Hz refresh rate ProMotion display. That's pretty slick. 

According to Apple Insider, "Apple will likely introduce the next-generation of A-series chips, the A14. No leaks have occurred for this particular component, but Apple is well known for its year-over-year gains in graphics and processing power in its proprietary chipsets. TSMC supplies some of the current A-series processors for Apple using a 7-nanometer process. The company announced a new 6-nanometer process is ready for mass-production as of April 2019, and the 5-nanometer process was in a pre-production phase. That means Apple could likely use the 5-nanometer process in its next processors."

The company is also said to be preparing to launch the long-rumored Apple-branded over-ear headphones this fall, along with a smaller HomePod speaker. This should put them in direct competition with Google and Amazon, but nothing is yet confirmed. 

Are you excited about the new iPhones? Let us know in the comments.      

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13 Comments

Jason, I'm so confused by this article. The click-bait title infers that the article is going to tell you something new in terms of features from Apple specifically for film-makers... but you're basically just saying rumor has it that Apple will put out some new iPhones and they will have cameras that shoot video. Lots of good film topics out there. This isn't one of them and clearly just for clicks.

September 8, 2020 at 10:14AM

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This comment is correct. This article is total clickbait crap.

September 8, 2020 at 11:18AM

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The iPhone 11 Pro has three cameras too....does that mean I already have a Cinema Camera on my pocket? Click-Bait and not even in a clever way. Cut-it-out...this is low brow crap.

September 8, 2020 at 11:08AM

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“What are the filmmaking options?”

Followed by three paragraphs that don’t even vaguely address the question.

September 8, 2020 at 1:37PM, Edited September 8, 1:38PM

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I wish there was a better site to get industry news without having to deal with click-bait on these levels...

September 8, 2020 at 1:57PM

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Joseph Arant
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Try out newsshooter.com
Good stuff on there with real reviews

September 8, 2020 at 8:49PM

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Brian
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Did I miss something? What did the rumors suggest? I'm just confused.

September 9, 2020 at 1:19AM

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Stephen Herron
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It is so sad to see NFS become what it is. I've been coming here for over 10yrs. It's been in my top bookmarks for almost as long and used to be a site I visited daily. Now I barely visit once a week and it's because the quality of writing has sunk to such disappointing levels. Clickbait headlines, poorly researched articles, nonsensical opinions and questions posed in a desperate attempt to engage and illicit discussion. There is so little authenticity and content of value any more.

This article is a prime example. Jason, I know you're trying but this whole piece is just lazy. You say you're not a tech person then you try writing a tech article. Why? It's clear you don't have the passion or knowledge for it. This article barely scratches the surface of the iPhone 12 rumors, regurgitates content from other sites and offers nothing of value for filmmakers. You couldn't even mention the rumored Lidar tech that will almost certainly be in the iPhone 12.

I feel bad for Ryan Koo. The site that he built is a shadow of its former self and it's thanks in large part to the senior writers (I'm looking at you Jason Hellerman and V. Renee) who time and time again have shown that they just can't be bothered any more.

September 9, 2020 at 9:26AM

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Neil Every
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September 9, 2020 at 7:24PM

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Joseph Arant
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My mother bought me Iphone 12, and I am a director.

Jesus, It's joking.

September 9, 2020 at 10:25PM

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Minu Park
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No, nofilmschool. Not such a horribly clickbaity article.

"-- Sent using iPhone 11 Pro with 3 cameras and 4K 60p / HD 240P video" ;)

September 11, 2020 at 2:48AM

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Janmejay Singh
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I agree with the others who posted. This is clickbait fluff. The finger points to the editors that allow this kind of lame article. Check out MacRumors dot com for quality rumors...

September 11, 2020 at 1:07PM, Edited September 11, 1:07PM

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You missed the most important thing which will be 10-bit internal recording or ideally 12-bit. Otherwise the iPhone 12 will be no significant improvement over the X or even 6s which still shoots very robust video.

Why on Earth did NFS get a non-technical person to write such a pointless article devoid of useful info?

September 12, 2020 at 12:13PM

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Jeff C
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