Apple’s most recent product event came and went without any announcement regarding the heavily-rumored iPhone 12 lineup. Despite new iPhones typically launching around this time of year, production in China is believed to have been slowed down by the pandemic, necessitating a delay for Apple’s flagship product.

As with any major tech product launch, however, rumors are abundant about when and how the iPhone 12 will make its way to consumers. Apple itself has given a vague potential window of time, stating the production issues would push the launch “a few weeks later” than the September standard, CNET reports.

Back in August, noted Apple leaker Jon Prosser gave a series of updated dates for product reveals and releases. While his information for the recent Apple Watch and iPad event was ultimately inaccurate – he stated that the announcement would be made via press release on Sept. 7 – he did nonetheless state that the announcement wouldn’t include iPhone news, lending the info a dash of credence.

Prosser predicted that the standard iPhone 12s would be announced on Oct. 12 and begin shipping on Oct. 19. His predictions also stated that the Pro variants would launch at an unspecified date in November. A report from DigiTimes backed up the notion that the different models would launch in phases.

Apple is also expected to launch the iPhone 12 Mini, a 5.4-inch budget-friendly variant. The other models will include the 6.1-inch iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro, and the 6.7-inch iPhone 12 Pro Max, the latter of which would be the largest iPhone yet. All models are expected to feature high-end OLED screens and 5G-compatibility.

Apple is expected to unveil its newest iPhone at an online event September 15 Apple Photo: AFP/Josh Edelson