Apple is already mass producing its much-rumored AirTags tile-like Bluetooth tracking tags and will begin mass-producing the iPhone 12 on a limited basis later this month, says. a report today from Nikkei Asian Review.
Production will reportedly begin with the more affordable 6.1-inch OLED model with a dual-lens camera, which accounts for around 40% of Apple’s production orders for its iPhone 12 lineup, according to Nikkei‘s sources.
Apple is also expected to launch a smaller 5.4-inch model, a more expensive 6.1-inch model sporting a triple-lens camera, and a premium 6.7-inch model.
Although Nikkei claims Apple has ordered components for up to 80 million 5G iPhones. The report’sd sources say the number produced this year may be closer to between 73 million and 74 million, with the rest of the 80 million iPhones being produced in 2021.
That same Nikkei report claims Apple has already begun mass production of AirTags, the much-rumored Tile-like Bluetooth tracking device that’s designed to be attached to losable items, such as keys, wallets, briefcases, and more.
Recent rumors have indicated the AirTagfs will debut alongside the iPhone 12 and Apple Watch Series 6 at a virtual event set to be held during the latter half of October.
Well-known leaker John Prosser says Apple is expected to release an announcement at 9:00 a.m. this morning about an upcoming event.