September has come and (almost) gone, and while Apple did have an event this month, the company did not launch new iPhones as it typically does.
Officially, there’s no word on when the iPhone 12 (all four of them) will launch. We know that Apple has had to postpone the launch due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but with the holiday season coming up, the company likely doesn’t want to wait very long.
So, what’s the most probable date for the iPhone 12? Judging by several recent reports, it’s Oct. 13.
Leaker of smartphone things Jon Prosser said his sources told him the launch is happening on Oct. 13, with pre-orders starting on Oct. 16, and in-store availability on Oct. 23. In August, Prosser said the iPhone 12 event is happening sometime between Oct. 12–18, though he also said that iPhone 12 Pro devices will be available for pre-order and shipping in November.
Both AppleInsider and MacRumors agree with the Oct. 13 launch date, citing their own sources.
It’s also worth noting that Apple often announces new products on Tuesdays, and it typically did have October events following the September event, so the Oct. 13 date fits the bill nicely.
Apple is rumored to launch four new iPhones at the event: the “regular” 5.4-inch and 6.1-inch iPhone 12 models, and the 6.1-inch and 6.7-inch iPhone 12 Pro variants. The phones are likely to have Apple’s new A14 chip, 5G connectivity, OLED displays, and a new design, reminiscent of the iPad Pro.