Due to the coronavirus outbreak on a global level, major events and launches throughout the world have been pushed forward, one of the biggest being the launch of the iPhone 12. But finally, a release date has been revealed and Apple may unveil the iPhone 12 during an event the week of Oct. 12, according to a tweet from mobile leaker and FrontPage Tech host Jon Prosser.
New, adjusted Apple dates!
Apple Watch & iPad
– Via press release
– Week 37 w/c Sep 7
iPhone 12 event
– Week 42 w/c Oct 12
iPhone 12 devices
– Preorders week 42 w/c Oct 12
– Shipping week 43 w/c Oct 19
iPhone 12 Pro devices
– Preorder and shipping in Nov (no exact date yet)
— Jon Prosser (@jon_prosser) August 12, 2020
Preorders for the new iPhone would begin that week as well with devices starting to ship the week of Oct. 19, according to Prosser.
Prosser says sales of the entry-level iPhone 12 and (newly renamed) iPhone 12 Plus will begin in mid-October (pre-orders week 42, shipping week 43).
iPhone 12 features new display sizes, including a 5.4-inch iPhone 12 and 6.7-inch iPhone 12 Pro Max, a multi-generational performance leap, impressive new styling, competitive pricing and 3D mapping camera tech on the Pro models, there are concerns.
Rumors suggest Apple has no plans to include a power adapter or EarPods in the box with the iPhone 12 models, letting the company cut down on production costs and packaging. Instead, Apple may offer a 20W power adapter that can be purchased separately.
Prosser also said the expected Apple Watch 6 could be unveiled alongside a new iPad in September ahead of the new iPhones.
It is expected that Apple will unveil up to 4 iPhone 12 devices – an iPhone 12 Pro and a Pro Max alongside an iPhone 12 and a 12 Max. The starting price for the phone will be $649.