Leader John Prosser, who has somewhat mixed experience when it comes to forecasting Apple’s plans, said today that the new iPhone 12 and new iPad will be launched in October.
Repeated rumors suggest that some or all of the “iPhone 12” models that appear this year will see later than normal launch. Apple typically introduces and releases new iPhones in September, but problems caused by the global health crisis have led to production delays.
Just today, Qualcomm stressed that one of its 5G partners will see a “small” launch delay, a statement that most likely concerns Apple. Apple plans to use Qualcomm’s 5G chips in all new iPhone 2020 models.
We do not yet know exactly how long the iPhone will be delayed, but Apple may introduce new devices in September and then release them later, as was done with the iPhone XR in 2018. October – a relatively safe guess, as suggested by Qualcomm, the delay will not be too long, and other rumors also indicated the launch of October.
Prosser did not say which iPad models will see the update, but there were rumors that the iPad Pro with a mini-LED display works, although most information suggests that the launch is delayed until 2021.
The PiPad Pro has already been updated this year, but Apple has not yet updated the iPad mini, iPad Air or low-cost iPad, so they could all see minor updates.
There have been some specific rumors that Apple is working on an 11-inch iPad Air with a full-screen display and a touch ID below the display, and if that’s true, it would be the most noticeable reshiPad update on the horizon.
Prosser accurately predicted some plans to launch Apple, but he also shared misinformation, such as proposing that Apple plan to rename the iPhone “iPhoneOS” and provide fake images of a wireless charging carpet similar to AirPower. Some of his claims were also somewhat foreign, such as the suggestion that Apple was working on a set of Steve Jobs’ legacy edition of Apple Glasses, modeled on the glasses that Jobs wore.
Earlier this week, Prosser announced that Apple would launch a new iMac in August.