When will Apple launch its most awaited iPhone 12 series? The tech giant previously confirmed that the launch of the new iPhones has been delayed this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Earlier a few reports suggested that the iPhone 12 series will go official by the end of September but new reports tell a completely different story. The iPhone 12 could be launched in the second week of next month,somewhere on 13th Oct 2020.
Rumors suggest the new iPhones coming in 2020 will feature a significant redesign with a metal frame that’s similar to the frame of the iPhone 4 or the iPad Pro. The iPhone 4 had a distinctive, flat look for its stainless steel frame, which could be replicated in the new iPhones, bringing the design in line with the 2020 iPad Pro models.
According to some of the latest reports coming from Jon Prosser, Apple Insider and MacRumours, the iPhone 12 launch event will take place on October 13 while the pre-order is said to begin on October 16. The same reports suggest that the iPhone 12 and the iPhone 12 Mini will hit the store on October 23, whereas, the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max will release in the month of November.
The Pro models have likely been delayed due to a complex structure and build. Several reports also suggest that the cause of the delay is the delay in the start of manufacturing due to the COVID-19 lockdowns earlier this year.
According to a photo depicting alleged stickers from unreleased Silicone iPhone cases originating from Apple’s international distribution centre in Ireland, one of the iPhone is likely to be called iPhone 12 Mini.
The photo shows three expected sizes of iPhone 12, with the 5.4-inch model being the “iPhone 12 mini,” the 6.7-inch model being the “iPhone 12 Pro Max,” and the two 6.1-inch models being the “iPhone 12 / iPhone 12 Pro,” reports MacRumors.
According to the report, the iPhone 12 mini would be the first iPhone with the “mini” moniker, which has been seen on the iPad mini, Mac mini, and iPod mini.
At 5.4-inches, the iPhone 12 mini would be smaller than the iPhone 11 Pro, which is a 5.8-inch device.
5G sport for iPhone 12
According to a recent report by the Fast Company, the 6.7-inch iPhone will support the fastest mmWave 5G, whereas, rest of the smaller models will support Sub-6 type 5G, which offers lower speeds, but a wider range. The mmWave 5G variant of the iPhone will only be made available in the United States, South Korea and Japan.
The RAM could also get a boost, with analysts claiming that the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max will have 6GB of the stuff, up from 4GB on their predecessors - though the standard phone will apparently stick with 4GB
However it is reported 5G iPhone 12 models won’t go on sale until November.
The approximate cost of these phones as reported in techradar is:
1.iPhone 12,4G-$549 for 128GB
2.iPhone 12,5G-$649 for 128GB
3.iPhone 12 Max,4G-$649 for 128GB
4.iPhone 12 Max-$749 for 128GB
5.iPhone 12 Pro-$999 for 128GB
6.iPhone 12Pro Max-$1099 for 128 GB
There’s no clear information about prices for the UK or Australia, but we’d expect those to broadly fall in line with last year’s models if the information above is accurate.
That said, some sources have claimed the price may be set to increase over last year’s iPhones. For example, analyst Jeff Pu has claimed the basic model of the phone may start at $749.
Indeed, Ming-Chi Kuo (an analyst with a good track record for iPhone information) has said that the cost of 5G components could add up to around $220 (roughly £165 / AU$305) to the production price of each iPhone 12 unit