08 September 2020
Apple's iPhone launch plans are widely expected to different than usual this year because of the global COVID-19 pandemic. The official word on the situation is a delay of a few weeks and now, we have a new leak detailing specific timelines. The tipped information is coming from Jon Prosser, a well-known YouTuber and leakster.
Prosser has tweeted adjust launch dates for various Apple products that will be unveiled this year. The launch cycle will begin with the new Apple Watch and iPad (8th Gen) that are tipped to get official during the week of September 7th. The announcement is said to be made through press releases with no online event planned.
Apple will go on to announce iPhone 12 series during the week of October 12th. This is a delay of one month as new iPhones are usually showcased during September. The good thing is the budget iPhone 12 devices will go on preorders starting October 12 itself with shipping beginning October 19th. It means if you are interested in budget models, you will not have to wait long.
As for the expensive and premium iPhone 12 Pro devices, preorders and shipping are tipped for November. Prosser says he does not have exact dates for them yet but once and if he gets them, we can definitely expect another tweet. The information about the divided iPhone 12 launch is in line with a previous report that claimed a two-phase launch for the series.