iPhone 12, new Apple Watch and iPad launch dates and availability leaked

Well-known Apple tipster Jon Prosser has revealed the tentative launch dates for the iPhone 12, new Apple Watch and iPad models

Highlights
  • iPhone 12 series is tipped to launch in the third week of October
  • New Apple Watch and iPad will be announced in September
  • iPhone 12 Pro models will start shipping in November 

Tentative launch dates and availability details for the iPhone 12 series, new iPad and Apple Watch models have been revealed by well-known Apple tipster Jon Prosser. In line with past reports, Prosser said the iPhone 12 series will get a late release this year. The tipster notes the iPhone 12 event will take place in the 42nd week, which commences from October 12th. Pre-orders for the iPhone 12 models will start around the same time, while the availability may start after October 19th. Meanwhile, the iPhone 12 Pro models will go up for pre-orders only in November.

As for new Apple Watch and iPad, Prosser said that Apple may announce them via press releases in the week starting from September 7th. The tipster added, “with the staggered release of iPhone 12 and uncertainty of final dates for Pro models, there’s a chance that the dates could slip/change.” So take the news with a grain of salt.

In related news, it’s being speculated that Apple may launch only 5G models of iPhone 12 series this year. The slightly affordable 4G iPhone 12 lineup will reportedly launch early next year. The handsets are tipped to be priced at around $800 (approx Rs 60,000), while their 5G versions will come with a sub-$1,000 (~Rs 75,000) price tag for the base variant.

Coming to the specifications, this year’s iPhone 12 series is said to include four models. All of them will reportedly sport OLED displays and A14 Bionic chipset at their core. Some of the models may even get 120Hz refresh rates. The handsets will most likely run iOS 14 out of the box and come with upgrades in the camera department, battery, and fast charging support. The face ID sensor is also expected to get a wider field of view and the handsets should support at least 18W fast-charging.

Key Specs

Apple iPhone 12
Apple A14 Bionic | 6 GBProcessor
6.1 inches Display
12 MP + 12 MPRear camera
12 MPSelfie camera
3210 mAh Battery
Apple iPhone 12 Price, Launch Date
Expected Price: Rs. 74,900
Release Date: 13-Oct-2020 (Expected)
Variant: 6 GB RAM / 64 GB internal storage
Phone Status: Rumoured