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As we approach the final days and weeks before an Apple Event, rumors and leaks tend to accelerate and this year was no exception. Our summarized What to Expect was published on Friday shortly after the iPhone 12 launch was fully detailed from someone considered a reliable leaker.

The event takes place on Tuesday, October 13th at 10am Pacific. You can watch online or join us here for our live blog.

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Last Minute Apple Event Rumors

This past week has solidified our expectations for Apple's October Event with these final rumors:

Earliest iPhone 12 Rumors - A Look Back

It's easy to forget, but iPhone 12 rumors have been circulating for almost two years now. The earliest buzz came in late 2018, while concrete details of the specific form factors first came out as early as 16 months ago.
Many of the early rumors have actually held up and matches up with what is still expected on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, rumors for the 2021 iPhones have already been circulating. Here are some early rumors but we're sure to hear more as Apple starts ramping up suppliers for the next iPhone:

2021 iPhone Rumors - What's Next

We'll post any truly last-minute rumors tonight and tomorrow as we wait for Apple's event. Join us at MacRumors for our live blog or participate in the iPhone forum where readers are anxiously awaiting the event.

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Article Link: Apple Event: Last Minute iPhone 12 Rumors and a Look Back
 
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ian87w

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Since the new Apple Watch and iPad Air were already announced, I have a feeling Apple is just going to talk about 5G for a looong time.

I mean what else fits the "speed" part? Either 5G or A14 (and Apple already spoiled the A14 performance with the iPad Air announcement). So 5G is left.

Unless Apple got the A14X or whatever ready for the iPad Pros or AS Macs, but unlikely.

It will be a highly produced boring keynote.
 

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A completely wireless iPhone would be cool. Perhaps a new Mac mini Pro could have the wireless charger built-in, placing the phone on the mini to charge and transfer data if they use some kind of close-proximity fast WiFi transfer.

It would be cool to take a picture and everything is in focus. No distance effects. When the eye surveys a scene everything the eye looks at is in focus. It would be like a hyper-realistic painting.
 
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What are you guys thinking? Pre-orders starting this Friday the 16th for a 23rd launch? Or is there a chance they preorder after the event for a release this Friday?
 

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I mean what else fits the "speed" part? Either 5G or A14 (and Apple already spoiled the A14 performance with the iPad Air announcement). So 5G is left.

It could also be a more responsive camera system. Faster to launch, faster burst rate, etc.
 

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I hope they interject a little “fun” into the presentation. It’s been pretty dry since they’ve haven’t been live.
So far, Craig seems to be the only fun guy, and things were dry (ie well rehearsed and reading the teleprompter) for the rest (including Cook). But I guess that’s the nature of involving more people into the keynote instead of just seeing one or two of the same people all the time.
 

ian87w

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I'll wait for the periscope camera model. :p
I have a feeling that Apple will prefer the method of high MP sensors coupled with machine learning to achieve that vs using periscope. Periscope tech is nifty, but the hardware takes more space, and only for a single purpose. Google has shown that software + machine learning can do an okay job as well. Coupled with the high megapixel cameras, IMO the software/machine learning route would probably be the more scalable solution.
 
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What are you guys thinking? Pre-orders starting this Friday the 16th for a 23rd launch? Or is there a chance they preorder after the event for a release this Friday?
Pre-orders this Friday/launch the 23rd. I just hope for those of us getting a 12 pro max that might be delayed until November, that we can still place our orders on the 16th!
 
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Who’s ready for tomorrow! are you guys ready for pure madness to start!!!
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Pre-orders this Friday/launch the 23rd. I just hope for those of us getting a 12 pro max that might be delayed until November, that we can still place our orders on the 16th!
That would be very busy! I hope they just lets us pre-order it.
 
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