The iPhone 12 is going to be one of the biggest smartphone launches of the year, but Apple fans are still waiting on an official announcement for the grand unveiling. Typically Apple unveils their latest and greatest iPhones during an annual September event, but it looks like this year the new iPhone range will be announced in October. And ahead of official confirmation of Apple’s iPhone 12 launch plans iOS fans have been told the big reveal is “just days away”.
The news courtesy of Marc Allera, the CEO of UK communications giant BT and EE.
As revealed in a post by MacRumours, an internal video featuring Allera discussing the upcoming launch of the iPhone 12 has emerged.
The EE and BT boss said: “We are just days away from Apple’s next major launch, a 5G iPhone, which will be a huge boost for 5G.
“Teams in all parts of Consumer have been preparing all year to win this launch, and be Europe’s number one partner for Apple.”
Eddy Cue, Apple’s services chief, also appeared in the video and praised EE for being the first carrier to offer smartphone plans bundled with a number of Apple services.
Bundled in services that EE offer includes Apple Music, Apple Arcade and Apple TV+.
It remains to be seen when exactly Apple will hold their iPhone 12 event, with rumours so far pointing towards Tuesday October 13.
Apple are widely rumoured to reveal four iPhone 12 lines during their next event – an iPhone 12 mini, an iPhone 12, the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max. However, while all four devices should get unveiled at the October event those looking to bag one of the iPhone 12 Pro models face a longer release date wait.
According to well-known Apple leaker Jon Prosser, pre-orders and shipping for the non-Pro iPhone 12 devices will begin in October. But those looking to get the iPhone 12 Pro or iPhone 12 Pro Max will have to wait until November.
Prosser tweeted: “iPhone 12 event – Week 42 w/c Oct 12. iPhone 12 devices – Preorders week 42 w/c Oct 12 – Shipping week 43 w/c Oct 19. iPhone 12 Pro devices – Preorder and shipping in Nov (no exact date yet)”.
However, while those looking to get hold of an iPhone 12 Pro or Pro Max face a longer wait it should be worth it – especially for the iPhone 12 Pro Max. It’s rumoured that the iPhone 12 Pro Max will boast some exclusive features over the other iPhone 12 models which means it “truly will be considered a flagship”.
This claim comes courtesy of YouTube channel EverythingApplePro, who recently published a collaboration video with reliable insider Max Weinbach. According to the EAP video, Apple will indeed be launching their first ever device with a 120Hz display panel.
But the iPhone 12 Pro Max will be the only handset to feature this super fast refresh rate. Not only that, but the iPhone 12 Pro Max is also rumoured to be the only iPhone 12 model to feature the much talked about LiDAR depth sensor.
Like with ProMotion technology, this new sensor had previously appeared on the iPad Pro – but is now rumoured to be making its way for the first time to iPhones.
Elsewhere, EAP said the iPhone 12 range will – as previously rumoured – not come with a USB charge or pair of wired Apple EarPods. But it will instead feature a new threaded lighting cable which should make it more durable and less susceptible to fraying or other kinds of damage from use over time.
The iPhone 12 will also introduce a number of new colours – a new shade of orange, violet and light blue.
All versions of the iPhone 12 will be powered by the A14 Bionic chip, while the line-up is also expected to feature the first ever 5G iPhones.
The iPhone 12 range will offer a range of sizes – with the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro 6.1inch, and the iPhone 12 Mini 5.4inch.
While the iPhone 12 Pro Max will be the largest device in this year’s iPhone 2020 line-up (6.7inch).
Unlike previous years, all iPhone 12 models are rumoured to feature an OLED screen – which will be a big step up for those using the iPhone 11’s Liquid Retina HD display.
The iPhone 12 is also expected to ditch the curved edges seen in iPhone devices ever since the iPhone 6, opting for flatter edges akin to the ones seen on the iPhone 4.
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