“Where’s the iPhone 12?” This is what everyone will ask us on Tuesday, September 8, when the new iPad and Apple Watch 6 arrive without new iPhone.
This is at least our analysis of the global collective reaction, if sometimes Apple’s right-wing presenter, John Prosser, has nailed the timeline. He tweeted a list of weeks in which Apple is expected to announce and launch new hardware.
Not good news if you’re looking forward to the iPhone 12 Pro 5G. This version will be the last on the list.
If true, the Apple Watch 6 and the new iPad will come first ̵
Now, assuming that the Prosser release window is correct, we fully expect the date to be Tuesday, September 8, because September 7 is a Monday and a holiday in the United States (Labor Day). This is also the time frame that Apple usually has with a big launch event. But there is no mention of a new iPhone for this first release date.
We don’t expect the “new iPads” to include high-end Pro models. We have the iPad Pro 2020 in March, so we expect the iPad Pro 2021 with 5G. Instead, the mid-range iPad – iPad Air 4 and iPad mini 6 – may be what we see in September.
Usher in iphone 12 delay
It is said that the launch date of the iPhone 12 is five weeks later, the week of October 12 (may be Tuesday, October 13). This is not a big surprise, as Apple made the rare move to announce a delay for the iPhone 12 when calling for a profit last month.
The iPhone 12 is revealed to be coming to an “event”. Whether this is a personal launch event or another Apple live stream video that we saw with WWDC 2020 remains to be seen. We expect four versions of the new iPhone to be shown.
Some pre-orders start the same week – we forecast Friday, October 16. Apple has a history of placing pre-orders on Friday immediately after the launch event. And the iPhone 12 is said to go on sale next week – Friday, September 23.
According to Prosser, the high-end iPhone 12 Pro will not be available in October. Instead, this version will receive a November pre-order and release date, with the leak saying that “there is no exact date yet” is “in the system”.
November is too late for a new iPhone, especially the versions (we expect two sizes) that early adopters want. Pro rumors have the fastest 5G speeds, the largest screens and the best cameras.
But it’s not the first time in recent history that Apple’s newest and largest iPhone came out in November. The iPhone X was released on Friday, November 3, 2017.
Prosher nailed the release date of the iPhone SE 2020 and announced the 27-inch (2020) iMac some time ago, but he received many leaks of the Apple WWDC incorrect and noted that the dates can always change at the end of Apple.
Plus, another Apple graduate, Mark Gurman of Bloomberg, responded to Prosser’s Twitter thread with his thumbs down, suggesting he doesn’t believe this information is true.