Apple rumored to announce iPhone 12 in mid-October, iPhone 12 Pro not shipping until November
Apple is slated to host an iPhone 12 launch event on the week beginning October 12, according to leaker Jon Prosser who claims new Apple Watch and iPad models will be announced as soon as early September.
Prosser says based on “the info in the system,” Apple will make its upcoming 5.4-inch and 6.1-inch iPhone 12 models (successors to the current iPhone 11) available to pre-order the same week as the event, with deliveries a week later on the week commencing October 19.
Following confirmation from Apple that the upcoming 2020 iPhone models will launch ‘a few weeks later’ than usual, Prosser suggests that pre-orders for the 6.1-inch and 6.7-inch iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max (successors to the current iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max) won’t begin until November, much later than anticipated.
w/c = week commencing (for context)
With the staggered release of iPhone 12 and uncertainty of final dates for Pro models, there’s a chance that the dates could slip/change
I’ll let you know if anything gets changed! But for now, this is the info in the system 😏
— Jon Prosser (@jon_prosser) August 12, 2020
While Prosser doesn’t specify any details about the upcoming iPad and Apple Watch upgrades, rumors point to Apple unveiling an all-new 10.8-inch iPad Air and refreshed iPad mini, with the Apple Watch Series 6 is expected to add blood oxygen monitoring capabilities and minor improvements over the current model.
This year’s new iPhone lineup is expected to prompt a “supercycle” of upgrades, with all four new models rumored to feature an all-new design, 5G cellular connectivity, and more.
The Apple Post has gone hands on with a model created based on leaked schematics and specifications for this year’s 6.7-inch “iPhone 12 Pro Max”, offering an early preview of the rumored new squared-edged design, larger display, and more.