iPhone 12 Pro models may get an extra hour of battery life, ‘significantly extended digital zoom’

The rumor: Some iPhone 12 models are getting upgraded battery life and big upgrades to zoom, according to Max Weinbach (63% accurate).

  • iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max are expected to get one additional hour of battery life at the minimum
  • The smaller iPhone 12 mini will have worse battery life than iPhone 11 due to size constraints
  • Digital zoom, across all iPhone 12 models is set to see ‘significantly extended digital zoom, both quality and distance wise’

Our take: With reports earlier this year of iPhone batteries getting smaller, it’s great to hear that Pro models will still see an increase in battery life. Plus, digital zoom seeing significant upgrades will be great for shooting at a distance.

iPhone 12 may come in new orange and blue colors

The rumor: Apple is bringing at least two new colors to the standard iPhone 12 models, according to Max Weinbach (57.8% accurate).

  • The possible new colors (of which 3 are possible but only 2 may make the cut) include:
    • Light blue
    • Light orange
    • An updated version of violet (purple)
  • These are said to come in addition to a new dark blue color on the Pro models

Our take: Examining the invitation, there’s been a lot of speculation about what the orange component of the styling could mean. Maybe this is it.


October 2020 leaderboard updates

Ahead of Apple’s rumored October Special Event, there have been a number of minor changes on the source leaderboard that are worth taking a look at.

🆕 October 6 update

Following the announcement of Apple’s October special event…

🧻 Jon Prosser: 72.7 ⮕ 73.9% accurate

October 3 updates

Some claims related to Apple’s September event that we’ve now graded.

📱 Jeff Pu: 71.4 ⮕ 62.5% accurate

The Verifier 51.4 ⮕ 51.3% accurate

October 1 updates

After reviewing a number of pages, we found some inconsistencies and have made corrections.

🏀 Mark Gurman: 87.7 ⮕ 87.8% accurate

🍍 Max Weinbach: 39.1 ⮕ 55.8% accurate

💛 iupdate: 100 ⮕ 75% accurate

Note: As you may have noticed, no source is perfect. That’s because even the best get some info right and some info wrong: do not harass anyone for their track record. The leaderboard functionality on AppleTrack is here only to help tech enthusiasts better understand how likely a rumor really is.

As always, if you notice a discrepancy on someone’s record, let us know.