KEY POINTS

  • Apple has already released a slew of hardware and software products this year
  • A leaker claims the company still has a surprise coming for everyone
  • The surprise is "good for winter," the leaker says

Apple just launched a slew of new Macs running on its own silicon, the iPhone 12 series of smartphones, Apple Watch Series 6 and Apple Watch SE. A noted leaker, however, claims that the Cupertino tech giant isn’t done with its surprises yet.

The leaker known only as L0vetodream tweeted Saturday that consumers will “get a Christmas surprise” from Apple.

The tipster didn’t explicitly mention what kind of surprise this is but teased that it is a “winter exclusive” and that it is “good for winter.”

The teasers do not end there. In another tweet, L0vetodream admitted that they intentionally declined to give details regarding the item in question.

“I did not mention what exactly is the ‘Christmas Gift,’ and the date,” the leaker said. “This is just a game, a riddle game where some of you likes (sic) to play.”

The leaker ended the tweet with a friendly reminder that 2020 is not over yet, possibly teasing that Apple may surprise fans with more products or services one more time before the year ends.

Worth noting

With Apple having already launched a slew of hardware and software, it’s unclear what the surprise will be, assuming that it is coming. Some might think that it could be the Tile-like tracker called AirTags or the high-end, premium pair of headphones dubbed the AirPods Studio.

Apple Insider, however, thinks it’s “unwise” for the company to release these devices over the holiday shopping period.

Some Twitter users poked fun at L0vetodream’s claims, saying that since the surprise is good for winter, it could be the “Apple Gloves” (which sells for $199 per piece, not by pair) or the “Apple iHeater.” Another suggested that it could be “Apple Mittens” for use with touchscreen devices like the iPhone or iPad. 

That said, should people think this is a joke? Maybe not. AppleTrack says L0vetodream has a commanding 88.9% accuracy rate when it comes to leaks about Apple’s devices, which means the tipster’s claims are worth taking seriously even if the leaker doesn’t give a lot of information.

In this photo released by Apple, Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks about 5G during an Apple event at Apple Park in Cupertino, California In this photo released by Apple, Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks about 5G during an Apple event at Apple Park in Cupertino, California Photo: Apple Inc. / Brooks KRAFT