Leaker John Prosser on Wednesday claimed Apple will switch it up a bit this fall, announcing their new Apple Watch and iPad devices during early September, while unveiling the new iPhone 12 lineup in mid-October.
Prosser tweeted on Wednesday that the Apple Watch and iPad would be announced “Week 37 w/c Sep 7,” while the iPhone event would take place “Week 42 w/c Oct 12.” iPhone 12 devices would kickoff “week 42 w/c Oct 12,” shipping “week 43 w/c Oct 19.” iPhone 12 Pro devices would see preorders and shipping in November (Prosser didn’t apply an exact date).
New, adjusted Apple dates!
Apple Watch & iPad
– Via press release
– Week 37 w/c Sep 7
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)
— Jon Prosser (@jon_prosser) August 12, 2020
Prosser also didn’t mention the exact iPad models that will be refreshed. However, current rumors point to a refreshed iPad mini and a new 10.8-inch iPad Air.
“With the staggered release of iPhone 12 and uncertainty of final dates for Pro models, there’s a chance that the dates could slip/change,” Prosser said in a follow-up tweet.
Prosser’s tweets jibe with a DigiTimes report from last week, that said sources from within Apple’s supply chain indicated that the tech giant could launch two 6.1-inch models in a first phase and 6.7- and 5.4-inch devices in a second.
Apple CFO Luca Maestri confirmed during Apple’s earnings call in July that the iPhone would launch a “few weeks later” than usual, indicating an October release date.