Wait for Improved Performance
Apple is reportedly planning to install new chips inside the 2020 iPhones.
According to the hit-or-miss Digitimes, "TSMC is expected to secure the first 5nm chip orders from Apple for the 2020 iPhones."
A more recent report states that production of the iPhone 12's 5nm-based A14 chip will start up in April which means it's right on schedule. Production typically starts in April or May.
Bloomberg's Mark Gurman claims the 2020 iPhone models will feature "a much beefier processor" which means we'll probably see some big improvements to multitasking, battery life and overall speed.
Purported benchmarks scores for the rumored A14 chip have emerged online and if they're accurate, the new iPhones could be as powerful as the 2018 iPad Pros.
Speaking of the battery, a report from Korean site The Elec suggests that Apple will use a battery protection module that is around 50 percent smaller and thinner than ones used in previous iPhones.
Nothing is confirmed, but the move could open up some internal space inside the iPhone 12's design which could lead to larger batteries.
According to Barclay's analyst Blayne Curtis, the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max will mostly likely use 6GB of RAM. This is up from the 4GB Apple used in the iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max. The iPhone 12 will reportedly use 4GB like its predecessor, the iPhone 11.
This has been backed up by a report from UBS analysts Timothy Arcuri and Munjal Shah.
The 2020 iPhone models also might support a new Wi-Fi standard known as IEEE 802.11ay.
This information comes from Japanese blog Mac Otakara. The site says IEEE 802.11ay is a ultra-short range wireless LAN standard which uses the 60 GHz band.
If you aren't thrilled with the battery life and overall performance on the current crop of devices, think about waiting.