'iPhone 12' announcement and release shifted to October says leaker

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According to a prolific and accurate leaker, Apple will push the September "iPhone 12" event into early October, likely to deal with the impacts of the coronavirus on the production cycle.

The "iPhone 12" is set to release in the fall, but due to coronavirus impacting the supply chain, Apple may have to delay the launch to later in the year than usual. This information comes on the heels of a new leak about the so called "Apple Glass," from Jon Prosser.

The iPhone event historically takes place in the first weeks of September, with the iPhone releasing within two weeks of that. The release appears similar to how the iPhone X was announced, and released a full month later. Ming Chi Kuo has suggested that the iPhone could be launched later than expected, and Prosser's latest claim seemingly corroborates that.

Jon Prosser is new to the Apple leaks scene, but has had a strong record, accurately revealing information about the iPhone SE and MacBook Pro launches before they happened.

Apple is expected to offer two "iPhone 12" models and two "Pro" versions, with one of each being a larger "Max" variant. The standard tier will have 5.4-inch and 6.1-inch OLED displays made by BOE, while the Pro models will have 6.1-inch and 6.7-inch screens made by Samsung and will feature a 10-bit color depth.

iPhone 12
iPhone 12 MaxiPhone 12 ProiPhone 12 Pro Max
Display5.4-inch BOE OLED Super Retina6.1-inch BOE OLED Super Retina6.1-inch Samsung OLED Super Retina XDR
with ProMotion and 10-bit Color Depth
6.7-inch Samsung OLED Super Retina XDR
with ProMotion and 10-bit Color Depth
Memory4GB4GB6GB6GB
Storage128GB, 256GB128GB, 256GB128GB, 256GB, 512GB128GB, 256GB, 512GB
BodyAluminumAluminumStainless SteelStainless Steel
Rear CamerasDual cameraDual cameraTriple camera + LiDARTriple camera + LiDAR
Pricing$649, $749$749, $849$999, $1,099, $1,299$1,099, $1,199, $1,399

The Pro models will also benefit from having 6GB of application RAM, versus the non-Pro models having 4GB. The Pro versions will also have a stainless steel body versus an aluminum body, while the usual triple camera setup on the Pro will also have LiDAR, whereas the non-Pro will have a dual-camera arrangement.

Three capacities will be offered for the Pro models, at $999, $1,099, and $1,299 for the 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB versions respectively. For the Pro Max, the same capacities will cost $1,099, $1,199, and $1,399.

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