KEY POINTS

  • Apple is still silent about the iPhone 12 series
  • A new leak reveals the launch date of the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Mini
  • The leak also confirms that the higher tier iPhone 12 models might launch at a much later date

Some of the key specs of the more affordable iPhone 12 models were recently leaked online along with their launch date.

The latest information about the iPhone 12 and the iPhone 12 Mini came from industry insider Jon Prosser. In a recent tweet, the tipster spilled the important dates concerning the upcoming iPhone 12 models. According to him, the first shipment for distributors would be on October 5.

This particular shipment would reportedly include the 5.4-inch iPhone 12 Mini available in 64 GB, 128 GB and 256 GB storage capacity. Along with the iPhone 12 Mini is the 6.1-inch iPhone 12 with the same memory capacity availability. Prosser also claimed that these iPhone 12 models would launch on October 13.

In a follow-up tweet, the insider assured Apple fans that the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max would have an internal memory configuration starting at 128 GB. The insider’s tweet seemingly confirmed what most sites reported earlier about the late release of the higher tier iPhone 12 models. Rumors have it that the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max would be released sometime in November of this year.

Apple CEO Tim Cook announced updated versions of the Apple Watch and iPad at a livestreamed event, but the new iPhones are expected to be unveiled next month following pandemic-related delays Apple CEO Tim Cook announced updated versions of the Apple Watch and iPad at a livestreamed event, but the new iPhones are expected to be unveiled next month following pandemic-related delays Photo: Apple Inc. / Handout

The insider’s information is unofficial and unconfirmed and it is best to take it with a pinch of salt for now. Earlier reports suggested that the new iPhone 12 will feature OLED displays and house Apple’s A14 Bionic chipsets. The new flagship series is also anticipated to feature 5G support, although some believe that only the iPhone 12 Pro Max would support the mmWave 5G frequency.

For the camera configuration, the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Mini will reportedly sport a couple of sensors at the back consist of a camera and an ultrawide camera. The higher tier iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max will feature three rear cameras with the extra sensor for telephoto and a new LiDar depth sensor at least present in the iPhone 12 Pro Max.

Despite the countless leaks and rumors surrounding the upcoming flagship iPhone 12 series, Apple remains mum. The company only confirmed that the launch of this year’s iPhone would be delayed.