24 September 2020
The month of September is finally here which is the time for Apple's annual hardware launch event. This year is expected to be different because of the global COVID-19 pandemic with the launch set to be delayed. A new report from Japanese publication MacOtakara claims that iPhone 12, Apple Watch Series 6, and AirTags will be unveiled during the second half of October.
The report is based on the information obtained through Chinese suppliers. AirTag item trackers were originally planned for launch alongside the iPhone SE (2020) but had to be delayed. These are now said to be ready for a release at the same time as the iPhone 12 series. There is no specific information about the launch schedule but the second half of October is being speculated.
The new claim is vastly different from what the reliable tipster Jon Prosser tweeted last month. He announced that Apple has plans of releasing a new lineup of hardware products in two phases spread across two months. The first phase will feature the new Apple Watch and iPad 8th Gen that will get official on September 7th i.e. next week. It will be a silent announcement with just a press release and no dedicated online event.
As for the second phase, it will be all about the much-awaited iPhone 12 lineup launch on October 12th. It is hard to say which of these two reports and different launch timelines are true but we are definitely closer than ever. We should be hearing more about Apple's release plans in the coming days for sure.