Apple has set a date for the debut of its latest iPhone. The latest smartphone is reported to have superfast 5G wireless networking, and the latest iPad-inspired interface is said to be named the iPhone 12, which will be launched on Oct. 13 at 10 a.m. Uh. PT. (1 p.m. ET, BST at 6 p.m.). There’s no official announcement yet, but here’s what the rumors say for price or release date. Like the Worldwide Developers Conference of Apple and its Apple Watch and iPad releases in September, the iPhone event will be held exclusively online. The case is being broadcast via the Apple website, and here’s how to watch it.
This year’s fall launch date by Apple is predicted to kick off a surge of update sales, experts claim, with fans eyeing the anticipated upcoming 5G features and the iPhone’s boxer look, close to that of the iPad Pro.
According to a survey by electronics reseller Decluttr, a “staggering” 53% of respondents plan to purchase the iPhone this year. Fresh twists on the traditional metal-and-glass smartphone construction are provided by flashier rivals — such as Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold 2, with its foldable panel, or Microsoft Surface Duo, with two displays sandwiched together. Yet, most buyers will still be gravitating towards what they understand.
And even though the current iPhone provides just a few existing bells and whistles with a distinctive exterior style, the lion’s share of focus would be drawn to it. Here is what else could be revealed by Apple on Oct. 13.
The invite from Apple, which always has several hints, has an Apple logo inside circles of various blue, orange, and red colors this time. “And the pun is there: “Hi, Speed.”
That did not deter people from speculating on what other surprises could be concealed in the invitation’s sense. During the case, Apple is also supposed to launch new over-ear headphones (AirPods Studio?), leading some individuals to ask if the circles are connected to audio sounds. (Apple pulled rival headphones from its store before the incident occurred.)
Yes, you can read into Apple event slogans and taglines. "Speed" is very likely referring to new iPhones.
As for Apple event invite imagery hinting at specific products, that is more up for debate.
My initial reaction with this new invite was some audio-related news. pic.twitter.com/2JIF6gFP4V
— Neil Cybart (@neilcybart) October 6, 2020
Like it had for last month’s case, Apple has featured an augmented reality tricks on its website, with circles on the invite evolving into spinning balls that show the date of Oct. 13.
— Ben Geskin 📸📱⌚️ (@BenGeskin) October 6, 2020
However, it is expected that the highlight of the Apple display will be the latest iPhones, replacing the $799 iPhone 11, the $999 iPhone 11 Pro, and the iPhone 11 Pro Max, which began at $1,099 when it was released in 2019. The costs are likely to remain relatively the same, but Apple plans to update the phones’ functionality, including improved optics, faster processors, and the latest software from the firm, iOS 14.
There are also reports that Apple might sell an iPhone 12 Mini, perhaps as an answer to some comments whining that iPhones are increasingly not pocket-friendly. Like the current iPad Air, a Contact ID icon is what the iPhone 12 possibly won’t have.
When Apple steps into the 5G business, it’s supposed to be a big player straight away. According to Strategy Analytics, Apple is expected to ship 50 million 5G iPhones this year, making it the second-largest 5G retailer in 2020 — and it will be in fewer than three months of revenue. By contrast, last year, after the first 5G smartphones reached the stores in May, Samsung delivered more than 6.7 million Galaxy 5G smartphones.
A different launch of the iPhone
The only thing that sets the iPhone launch apart from previous years is Apple hosting the internet’s event. The system often comes later in the year than usual, with experts expecting Apple’s newest handsets to be launched either in late October or early November. That’s almost a month later than the regular iPhone release, something Apple cautioned about in July when it admitted that “a few weeks” later than expected would come with the new smartphones.
The announcements released by Apple would also coincide with the rescheduled Prime Day shopping festival planned for Oct. 13 and 14 by Amazon. This completely made-up holiday usually took place in July, but it was pushed back this year due to the coronavirus pandemic.
However, Apple also hosted its annual September gathering to launch new iPads, a new Apple Watch, and a new streaming package for Apple One. The service blends its $5-a-month gaming efforts with Apple TV Plus, $10-a-month Apple Music, $10-a-month Apple News Plus, a $5-a-month Apple Arcade.
Apple’s event may be the first time the company shows off its newest device, powered by chips named Apple Silicon by the consumer, aside from the new iPhones.
Apple has not revealed many specifics about the newest chips that will replace Apple’s 14-year-old Intel processors with processors identical to those that power the iPhones, iPads, and Apple TVs. Apple said that it will continue to sell Intel-powered devices for now. However, the company said the move is motivated by performance gains, battery life, and more superficial connectivity with the iPad and iPhone.
“Hardware and software are vital to everything we do,” Apple CEO Tim Cook said this summer while unveiling the initiative. “That will push the Mac to the next level.”
Nevertheless, individuals would undoubtedly be more interested in the iPhone and with good cause. Analysts have gradually said they think the update this year, with its latest architecture and 5 G wireless technology, result in much higher demand.
We assume that iPhone 12 is the most relevant product cycle for Cook & Co. since iPhone 6 in 2014 and will be another crucial chapter in the Apple growth tale, amid a stricter market demand climate, “Wedbush analyst Daniel Ives wrote in a note to investors shortly after the announcement of Apple.” Take a step back. Ives said he expects the launch of the latest iPhone 12 to be an occurrence, with or without the coronavirus, “once in a decade.”