More iPhone 12 5G details leak ahead of possible event date reveal next Tuesday
The iPhone 12 event could be announced next week
It was revealed in August that Apple had scheduled the iPhone 12 5G unveiling for the week commencing October 12. Recent reports have been more concrete with Tuesday, October 13, tipped as the exact date.
Prosser has today corroborated those reports by saying Apple will indeed hold the announcement event on October 13. He also says the company is likely to confirm those plans next Tuesday, October 6.
Apple typically gives between 10-12 days’ notice for big product launch events so that the press and other people have time to organize flights and hotels. Any other year that would lead to invites being sent out as soon as this Thursday.
The first iPhone 12 shipment will head to distributors on Monday
The public may still have a two-week wait until iPhone 12 launch preparations start publicly, but behind the scenes, everything is well underway. According to Prosser, the first shipment of iPhone 12 units will leave factories next Monday, October 5.
The shipment reportedly contains the 5.4-inch iPhone 12 Mini and 6.1-inch iPhone 12. Those devices feature dual-camera setups on the rear, much like the iPhone 11, and OLED displays with slimmer bezels.
Buyers can also expect to find the recently announced A14 Bionic chipset on the inside along with a Lightning connector and the usual 64GB of internal storage as standard. As per usual, 128GB and 256GB models are in the works.
These devices will, nevertheless, offer a series of improvements over the standard models including an upgraded camera system that benefits from main, ultra-wide, and telephoto shooters in addition to a new LiDAR Scanner.
Also on the way are welcome upgrades in the RAM and storage departments. Whereas the standard iPhone 12 boasts a 4/64GB configuration as standard, the premium iPhone 12 Pro models will benefit from a 6/128GB option. If that amount of storage isn’t enough, Apple is preparing 256GB and 512GB variants as well.
One thing that seems very unlikely at the moment, however, is support for a ProMotion 120Hz refresh rate.
Apple iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro 5G pricing breakdown
Pricing information is still very much in the air right now, although the final prices should be within the following ranges for each device in their standard configuration:
- Apple iPhone 12 Mini – $649-699
- Apple iPhone 12 – $749-799
- Apple iPhone 12 Pro – $999-1,049
- Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max – $1,099-1,149
Subsequent storage options should cost an additional $100 with the only exception being the 128GB version of the iPhone 12 and 12 Mini, which will probably be available for an additional $50 instead.
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