• Two iPhone 12 models might arrive earlier than anticipated, says a new report
  • The iPhone 12 Max and the iPhone 12 Pro would reportedly ship first since their PCB shipments started to kick off in July
  • Apple would reportedly hold a virtual event on September 8 to debut the iPhone 12 series

The iPhone 12 Max and the iPhone 12 Pro would launch first, according to a new report. The information surfaced following several rumors claiming that Apple might not release its flagship iPhone series this year. The latest report based the arrival of these two iPhone 12 models on the timing of PCB shipments.

Taiwan-based publication Digitimes recently reported that shipments of SLP motherboards for the 6.1-inch iPhone 12 started in July. This could mean that the iPhone 12 Max and the iPhone 12 Pro might arrive earlier than anticipated. The report also revealed that the production of the remaining two iPhone 12 models began during the second half of August.

Digitimes mentioned that the information came from unnamed sources. Apart from this, the publication also shared that the shipment of mmWave 5G-ready iPhone 12 would be delayed. Several reports earlier claimed that Apple is racing with time to make sure that all four iPhone 12 models would arrive on time.


However, if the latest information from Digitimes is to go by, it looks like fans of the 5.4-inch iPhone 12 and 6.7-inch iPhone 12 Pro Max would have to wait a little longer. Granting that the latest report is accurate, consumers still have the option to choose between the premium and the less premium iPhone 12 model. Apple was reportedly planning to release 65 million iPhone 12 units this year, but COVID-19 happened.

Earlier rumors suggested that the iPhone 12 Max would feature less expensive materials. It would reportedly sport a dual-camera configuration at the back with 4 GB RAM to make it affordable to consumers. The iPhone 12 Pro, on the other hand, would reportedly feature a stainless steel chassis.

Unlike the iPhone 12 Pro, the iPhone 12 Max would reportedly house a triple-camera rear configuration. It would also house the highly-anticipated LiDar scanner and would sport a 6 GB RAM. Both models would run on Apple’s A14 Bionic chip.

Over the weekend, reliable industry insider Jon Prosser claimed that Apple would hold a virtual event on September 8 to launch the iPhone 12. Earlier, the tipster said that Apple would unveil the Apple Watch Series 6 and several new iPad models in the week starting September 7. While these details are exciting, it is worth noting that these are not confirmed and official.