Leaked iPhone 12 5G promo email hints at late October launch
The iPhone 12 could start shipping in late October
Arriving courtesy of leaker royalty Evan Blass, the promotional email seems to have been created as a placeholder by one of the partnering launch carriers. Whether the carrier in question is US-based or not remains unclear.
The email in question also mentions a date – October 20. That’s when iPhone 12 5G pre-orders come to an end, according to the carrier, although that does seem highly unlikely considering it falls on a Tuesday.
Apple iPhone pre-orders typically start on Friday and end on Thursday, ahead of shipments the following day. The carrier is most likely using October 20 as a placeholder for now, but it may mean shipments are expected that week.
If that is the case, it suggests Apple’s iPhone 12 event could take place on Tuesday, October 13, with pre-orders following on Friday, October 16. Shipments of the so-called budget flagships may start Friday, October 23.
There is no mention of the iPhone 12 Pro series
How much will the 5G iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro cost?
- Apple iPhone 12 5G – $649 or $699 in the United States
- Apple iPhone 12 Max 5G – $749 or $799 in the United States
- Apple iPhone 12 Pro 5G – $999 or $1,049 in the United States
- Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max 5G – $1,099 or $1,149 in the United States
This story is part of:iPhone 12 leaks (70 updates)
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