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Final iPhone 12 Rumors: Last minute leak showed Apple prices and release dates

Final iPhone 12 Rumors: Last minute leak showed Apple prices and release dates

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As we get closer October 13 iPhone 12 launch date, Leaks keep coming. Fresh, from Liquor Kong, Confirms that Apple will release four phone sizes in the iPhone 12 lineup, all with 5G support. The leak also touched on the price and release date along with other details. We have summarized all the rumors and leaks below. Until the Virtual Apple event on Tuesday (which is You can watch it live From home at 10am (PT, 1pm ET, 6pm BST), all we could do was speculate.

We usually see the new flagship iPhones in September, the Kovid-19 Sudden outbreak Forced suppliers in China to close or operate with limited capacity. It’s Only affected Apple’s listing in September, But it may be affected Sales too. Apple has also shut it down US retail stores, Though some now Reopened in limited ways. It’s all over Apple is confirming that it will be delayed For iPhone 12, 12 Pro, 12 Pro Max and iPhone 12 Mini.


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Despite such disruptions and Apple’s veil of secrecy, there are some things we do know about the iPhone 12. From what we’ve seen of iOS 14 (which is available for download now), we can expect the phone to have software features like widgets, app libraries and picture-in-picture. Unofficial hardware rumors include 3D depth sensing on its rear cameras and new screen sizes. Adding 5G connectivity would also make sense considering Apple’s main rival, Samsung, launched several 5G phones this year, including the recent Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra, as well as the flagship Galaxy S20 phones. The later timeline might have some unexpected positive consequences too, including giving carriers like Verizon more time to build out its 5G coverage.

Read more: iPhone 12 wish list: 5 features I wish Apple would copy from Samsung

As we wait for Oct. 13 to roll around, check back often as we will continue to update it with the most probable and compelling rumors. And if you’re already planning to get the device, here are three things you can do now to prep for the iPhone 12.

Top iPhone 12 rumors

  • Apple said the iPhone 12 will be available “a few weeks later” than the usual mid-September launch. Apple has since sent an invitation to its Oct. 13 event, where the iPhone 12 launch is expected.
  • There may be four iPhone 12 models in four different screen sizes: the iPhone 12 Mini (5.4-inch) the iPhone 12 and 12 Pro (6.1-inch), 12 Pro Max (6.7-inch).
  • The four iPhone 12 models could have different release dates: The iPhone 12 Mini may be available for preorder on Nov. 6 or 7, with a release date of Nov. 12 or 13. The iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro could start preorders on Oct. 16 or 17 and release Oct. 23 or 24. And the iPhone 12 Pro Max preorder date is rumored to be Nov. 13 or 14, released Nov. 20 or 21.
  • The iPhone 12 Mini model may start at $699, the same as the iPhone 11’s starting price.
  • iPhone 12 phones may have 5G.
  • iPhone 12 may not come with earbuds or a power adapter.
  • iPhone 12 may come in dark blue.
  • iPhone 12’s rear-facing camera(s) may have 3D depth-sensing technology.

Announcement date: Oct. 13

Back in August, in what appeared to be a misstep on Apple’s part, a Twitter user posted a screenshot of a possible Apple livestream event scheduled for Sept. 10. The event date and time appeared on Apple’s YouTube page and then was taken down.

The event actually ended up being held on Sept. 15, and it wasn’t at all about the iPhone. Another mobile leaker and Front Page Tech host Jon Prosser reported that the iPhone 12 would be introduced during an Oct. 12 event and will ship out Oct. 19, for instance.

We now know Apple will host another virtual event on Oct. 13, where the iPhone 12 is expected to make its debut.

Release date: iPhone 12 lineup may have staggered release dates

Despite Apple’s largest manufacturer, Foxconn, assuring investors it should still make its fall timeline, The Wall Street Journal reported that the iPhone 12 could face delays. This is due to the coronavirus pandemic and its unprecedented effect on manufacturing and consumer demands. The report estimated that Apple may wait until October to announce or launch the phone, which is about a month after the iPhone’s usual launch. As we moved into October, this estimate proved true.

Apple CFO Luca Maestri all but confirmed this on a quarterly earnings call, saying, “This year, we project supply to be available a few weeks later” than last year’s mid-September launch. 

Others have suggested not a single launch date but several. A rumor floated by DigiTimes and picked up by MacRumors, suggested that Apple may launch its 2020 iPhones in multiple stages. The two 6.1-inch iPhone models may launch first, with the 6.7- and 5.4-inch variants coming later. (For more on the different speculated iPhone sizes, read more below.)

The Oct. 9 leak by Kang, reported by The Verge, predicts the following preorder and release dates for the four models:

  • iPhone 12 Mini: Preorders Nov. 6 or 7; release date Nov. 12 or 13
  • iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro: Preorders Oct. 16 or 17; release date Oct. 23 or 24
  • iPhone 12 Pro Max: Preorders Nov. 12 or 13; release date Nov. 20 or 21

While we expect to see the iPhone 12 at Apple’s Oct. 13 event, no release date has been confirmed thus far.

Price: iPhone 12 may be cheaper than iPhone 11

When the iPhone 11 debuted last year, we were pleasantly surprised that its base model cost $699, which was $50 cheaper than 2018’s iPhone XR. This trend may continue, with one tech analyst reporting that Apple will price the iPhone 12 at $649, the iPhone 12 Pro at $999 and the iPhone 12 Pro Max at $1,099. Here’s everything we know about iPhone 12’s price so far.

The latest leak, however, prices the four models a bit differently, putting the iPhone 12 Mini at $699, the same as iPhone 11’s starting price. The leak also shows a $799 price for iPhone 12, $999 for iPhone 12 Pro and $1,099 for iPhone 12 Pro Max.

5G: iPhone 12 may have next-gen connectivity

Several rumors are predicting that Apple will include 5G connectivity this year. More specifically, Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo expects the company to unveil three 5G phones, and Fast Company reported that Apple may use its own proprietary 5G antennas.

Kang says that not only will all four phones (12, 12 mini, 12 Pro, 12 Pro Max) support low-band and midband 5G but that will support mmWave (which is faster but has much less range).

There are a couple of reasons why the company didn’t jump on the trend in 2019. First, Apple usually isn’t the first in on mobile trends, preferring instead to perfect an emerging technology before committing to it. For example, it was behind its competitors in making phones with 3G and 4G LTE connectivity when those networks just launched. 

Second, Apple stopped working with the leading 5G modem provider, Qualcommbecause of a dispute over Qualcomm’s licensing fees. The two companies settled their litigation in April 2019, and then agreed to a multiyear 5G chip deal. This led to Apple’s previous partner of 5G modems, Intel, to ultimately exit the 5G phone modem business altogether and Apple later acquired Intel’s smartphone modem business for $1 billion. Apple is still working with Qualcomm, but it got started too late to launch a 5G phone last year when a few of its rivals released their 5G models, like the Galaxy S10 5G, LG V50 5G and OnePlus 7 Pro 5G.

Whatever its start date though, Apple releasing a 5G phone is notable not only because the phone will be able to connect to the next-gen network, but also because this standout feature won’t be entirely under Apple’s control. 5G networks are built by carriers, and Apple is taking a risk because users all across the country will have different experiences on this nascent network depending on their coverage. 

Design: iPhone 12 may be similar (or not) to iPhone 11

Every other year, Apple usually makes notable cosmetic changes to its iPhone to freshen up its look, much to the delight of anticipating buyers. But a report by Japanese publication Mac Otakara, citing an unnamed Chinese supplier, reported that the iPhone 12 will look similar to the iPhone 11. The only possible difference is that the iPhone 12’s edges will be slightly bowed. 

On the other hand, Apple is also speculated to completely revamp the iPhone’s design with flat edges (similar to the new iPads). This could trigger what Wedbush analyst Dan Ives called “the perfect storm of demand,” which would drive up sales and result in a “super cycle” for Apple. 

While the new iPad Air features a Touch ID button, a welcome alternative to Face Unlock in the age of coronavirus masks, we don’t think iPhone 12 will follow suit, unfortunately. We’ve rounded up our best guesses about iPhone 12’s design here.

Accessories: The iPhone 12 may not come with earpods or a power adapter

Among the unpopular rumors, Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo Reported Apple may not include its wired earpod headphones in the iPhone 12 box. This is an action that encourages people to buy the company’s wireless Air pods Instead. (There is a rumor that Apple has announced a couple Over-the-ear headphones called Air Pods Studio, Also.) The Apple Earpod has headphones The iPhone 5 was released in 2012, So this is a noticeable change. Air pod and AirPod Pro Earbuds are currently priced at $ 159 (£ 159, AU $ 249) and $ 249 (249, AU $ 399).

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The iPhone 12 may not come with a power adapter.

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Ming-Chi Kuo hopes The iPhone 12 is shipped without a power adapter Also, according to 9to5Mac. The reason is mainly for the costs – by saying in advance, Apple can reduce the costs when loading the phone with 5G components. This helps in lower freight costs as the packaging size decreases.

Apple will not be alone in the change. Samsung Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra Do not even come with headphones – If you really need a pair, Samsung will send them for free. But unlike the power adapter rumors, the Note phones Still come with a charger in the box.

Read more: What else can Apple announce on October 13th?

Processor: The iPhone 12 contains the A14 bionic

Since the latest iPhones have an A13 bionic processor, the next proprietary chipset is called the A14 Bionic. And as every year, we hope it will be faster and more efficient than before. More specifically, an Apple Leaker on Twitter, Comia, A14 CPU reported to have 40% gain and GPU 50% gain.

Colors: The iPhone 12 Pro may come in dark blue

Last year Apple introduced the midnight green color on the iPhone 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max. Whether or not there is Do you like shade or not, Actually the color variant Sold well compared to expectations. Apple is likely to release another new color this year, Navy Blue, on the iPhone 12 Pro According to XDA Developer. It is in trend because blue is both Pantones Color pick for the new year (“Classic Blue”) and Shutter‌stock Included in its color forecast for 2020 is “Phantom Blue”.

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Specs and Display: Four iPhone 12 models

One of the more enduring rumors about upcoming iPhones Apple may introduce new screen sizes. One of the models, according to the iPhone 12 is called the Mini September 24 Leak, May have a 5.4-inch screen (on current iPhones, the IPhone SE Has the smallest display, measuring 4.7 inches). And the iPhone 12 Pro Max can go up to 6.7 inches (for reference, the IPhone 11 Pro Max Has a 6.5-inch display).

There are also specs that are the display of the iPhone 12 120Hz has a refresh rate And maybe The iPhone 12 Pro may have a promotion display, Which is currently on display IPad Pro. Most phones refresh at 60 frames per second or 60 Hz, but other phones like the Galaxy S20 and the like OnePlus 8 Pro Refresh at 120Hz. With a high refresh rate, the phone feels fast and smooth when scrolling through things like web pages and apps.

It has already been rumored that four new phones will have OLED displays. But Leaker Kong suggested All new phones will have Super Retina XDR screens, not just high-end models like the 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max this year.

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Render what the iPhone 12 looks like.

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With the possibility of new display sizes, rumors are swirling that Apple is expanding its iPhone line. In December 2019, Lexi Savvides of CNET wrote:

According to JPMorgan analyst Samik Chatterjee, Apple will release four new iPhone 12 models by the end of 2020: the 5.4-inch model, two 6.1-inch phones and a 6.7-inch phone. All have OLED displays.

There are also these size estimates Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo supported this week, Who believes the current 5.8-inch size of the iPhone 11 Pro could be far away. So one of the 5.4-inch and 6.1-inch models are the lower-end devices called the iPhone 12. Then the more expensive phones were the other 6.1-inch and 6.7-inch iPhone 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max, respectively.

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As far as storage goes, it was rumored that Apple would get rid of 64GB of storage on the baseline models. Kong said The 12 Mini and 12 still come with 64GB And up to 256GB. But the 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max are available from 128GB to 512GB.


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Camera: iPhone 12 may have 3D depth sensing

Since the iPhone X, newer iPhones have front-facing cameras with 3D depth sensing. Famous Face ID, This feature scans your face to unlock your phone and authorize digital payments. There is a rumor that Apple could take it as a notch and introduce the same system to rear cameras. In August 2019, CNET’s Vanessa Orellana wrote:

Longtime Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo (by) Macroomers And 9to5Mac) Says he expects two of the 2020 iPhone models to have a new time-off-flight camera lens on the back of the phone. This setup is similar to the current True Depth camera system used for Face ID on the front of the phone, which allows 3D map objects remotely unless it uses a slightly different technology. It significantly enhances its enhanced reality applications and takes some camera features to the next level, such as portrait mode.

Renders of the iPhone camera line that integrates the depth-sensing lens A lot Online Commentators The camera layout of the iPhone 12 is remarkable for what it looks like on the stovetop.

It is unclear how many new iPhones will be fitted with this feature.

Most rumors are about getting the new 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max lidar. But Kong said The telephoto camera goes from 2x optical zoom to 3x optical zoom 12 Pro Max 12 Pro and 4X Optical Zoom.


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