The iPhone 12 will definitely launch at some point this year. But if 2020 has taught us anything, it’s not to take things for granted. Fortunately for us technology fans, the usual September Apple event should be going ahead… It just won’t be going ahead as normal.
For the last eight years, the company has held conferences, or “special events”, during the second week of September. This annual Apple conference normally hosts big crowds as the company’s latest cohort of products are unveiled. But this year, due to pandemic restrictions, things will be quieter.
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Apple lovers needn’t fear though. You will still be able to tune in to the live-streamed event to see what’s coming next.
Even during the upside-down year we’ve been living through, it’s nice to know that some things stay the same. And, as usual, the rumor mill around the 2020 September Apple Event has been churning away. Here’s a rundown of what’s being said. But remember, none of this is confirmed until the big day comes around!
iPhone 12: September 10th announcement?
We know that the launch of the iPhone 12 (or whatever it ends up being called) is going to be delayed by several weeks in comparison to previous years. Of course, there’s been speculation, but the exact launch date remains unconfirmed.
On August 20th, Apple conducted a live stream test that listed the event date as September 10. Apple was quick to remove it, but not before it had been screenshotted multiple times and posted all over the internet.
The inclusion of the date might have been a mistake, and it’s far from solid proof, but it has led many to believe that September 10 will be the date for the big iPhone 12 reveal.
Like EarPods? You may be disappointed…
In a move that, if true, will anger a significant portion of Apple’s fanbase, rumor has it that the latest iteration of the iPhone will not ship with its signature EarPods.
Not including any earbuds is a pretty bold move – even by Apple standards. But the company seems to be doing everything it can to encourage people to purchase a swanky pair of AirPods instead. However, the $120+ price tag may prove too hefty for many.
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The iPhone 12 will come in four different models
Apple fans can expect to be treated to a choice of four different varieties of the new iPhone 12. Two of these will be “Pro” models, with the standard flagship price tag, and two will be priced more affordably and have fewer features.
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If you listen to the rumors (and we do… we can’t help it!), the new iPhone will have three different sizes – a 5.4-inch version, two 6.1 inch versions, and a 6.7 inch one. The 6.7 and one of the 6.1-inch models will be Pros, and the 5.4 and other 6.1-inch models will be the less feature-rich versions. The Pro models will likely come with OLED screens and superior camera systems, whereas the lower end models will have LCD screens.
We’ve also heard that the display of the iPhone 12 Pro Max will have a 120Hz refresh rate and a bunch of sophisticated camera settings including laser-assisted auto-focus and an enhanced night mode.
The iPhone 12 will not ship with a power adapter
You read that right. As with the rumored lack of EarPods, this announcement, if true, will surprise plenty of potential buyers. To be fair to Apple, not shipping the new iPhone with a power adapter is one way to cut costs while still keeping it packed full of features.
But still, if Apple chooses not to include a power adapter with the new iPhone, it will be the first mobile phone company to do so. Consumers will have to purchase a power adapter separately. And let’s face it, Apple’s chargers aren’t exactly known for being cheap!
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There’s a lot to be excited about for Apple fans in September. And a few moves from the company that might sound a little concerning.
One thing is clear: Apple will have something to announce very, very soon. Until then all we can do is wait. And speculate wildly, of course. We love doing that!
So, what do you think will happen? Would the lack of EarPods put you off getting the latest iPhone 12? Is Apple making a big mistake by not including a power adapter with new models? Which model iPhone 12 are you most excited for? Let us know your thoughts and predictions in the comments below!