Apple insider Jon Prosser has suggested that Apple has pushed back the release date of its new iPhone 12 range until October, and will unveil them alongside new iPads at an event.
The coronavirus pandemic has had a significant impact on production and supply chains, and several sources have suggested that at least some of the new iPhone 12 models will be facing delays.
Apple usually announces and releases iPhones in September, but it’s now thought that all four models coming in 2020 will be pushed back until October or November.
Earlier in the day, Qualcomm suggested that one of its new 5G partners would suffer a “slight” delay to its launch – a hint it knows Apple has pushed back the release until October.
Another theory was that Apple could announce the new iPhone 12 range at its usual September Special Event and then release them in October, just as it did back in 2018 with the iPhone XR, but seeing as no iPhones would be available for a month, it makes sense to hold off the announcement and fanfare.
Instead, an October event would be more suitable.
Jon Prosser didn’t offer much insight as to which iPad models would be coming alongside new iPhones, but it has previously been reported that Apple was working on a new version of its iPad Pro product with a mini-LED display.
However, the iPad Pro has already been given a new lick of paint this year, so it might be that the iPad or iPad Air are refreshed.
It’s important to point out that Jon Prosser has a mixed track record when it comes to insider information.
Although he was right about some of the company’s product launches, he did suggest that Apple was renaming iOS to iPhoneOS, and shared a fake AirPower mock-up.
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