Tentative launch dates and availability details for the iPhone 12 series, new iPad and Apple Watch models have been revealed by well-known Apple tipster Jon Prosser. In line with past reports, Prosser said the iPhone 12 series will get a late release this year. The tipster notes the iPhone 12 event will take place in the 42nd week, which commences from October 12th. Pre-orders for the iPhone 12 models will start around the same time, while the availability may start after October 19th. Meanwhile, the iPhone 12 Pro models will go up for pre-orders only in November.
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
As for new Apple Watch and iPad, Prosser said that Apple may announce them via press releases in the week starting from September 7th. The tipster added, “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.” So take the news with a grain of salt.
In related news, it’s being speculated that Apple may launch only 5G models of iPhone 12 series this year. The slightly affordable 4G iPhone 12 lineup will reportedly launch early next year. The handsets are tipped to be priced at around $800 (approx Rs 60,000), while their 5G versions will come with a sub-$1,000 (~Rs 75,000) price tag for the base variant.
Coming to the specifications, this year’s iPhone 12 series is said to include four models. All of them will reportedly sport OLED displays and A14 Bionic chipset at their core. Some of the models may even get 120Hz refresh rates. The handsets will most likely run iOS 14 out of the box and come with upgrades in the camera department, battery, and fast charging support. The face ID sensor is also expected to get a wider field of view and the handsets should support at least 18W fast-charging.