Leaker Jon Prosser Claims iPhone 12 and New iPads Will Launch in October

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Leaker Jon Prosser, who has a somewhat mixed track record when it comes to predicting Apple's plans, today said that new iPhone 12 models and new iPads will launch in October.


Multiple rumors have suggested that some or all of the iPhone 12 models coming this year will see a later than normal launch. Apple typically unveils and releases new iPhones in the month of September, but problems caused by the global health crisis have resulted in manufacturing delays.

Just today, Qualcomm insinuated that one of its 5G partners will see a "slight" launch delay, a statement that most likely refers to Apple. Apple plans to use Qualcomm's 5G chips in all new 2020 iPhone models.

So far we don't know exactly how long the iPhones will be delayed, but Apple could unveil new devices in September and then release them later, as it did with the iPhone XR in 2018. October is a relatively safe guess, as Qualcomm suggested the delay won't be too long and other rumors have also pointed toward an October launch.

Prosser did not provide insight into which iPad models will see a refresh, but there have been some rumors suggesting an iPad Pro with mini-LED display is in the works, though most information suggests that launch has been delayed until 2021.

The iPad Pro was already refreshed this year, but Apple has not yet updated the iPad mini, the iPad Air, or the low-cost iPad, so all of those could see minor revamps.

There have been some specific rumors indicating that Apple is working on an 11-inch iPad Air with an all-screen display and under-display Touch ID, and if accurate, that would be the most notable iPad refresh on the horizon.

Prosser has accurately predicted some of Apple's launch plans, but he has also shared incorrect information such as suggesting Apple planned to rename the iPhone "iPhoneOS" and providing images of a fake AirPower-like wireless charging mat. Some of his claims have also been somewhat outlandish, such as the suggestion that Apple is working on a set of Steve Jobs heritage edition Apple Glasses modeled after the glasses that Jobs wore.

Earlier this week, Prosser said that Apple will launch a new iMac in August.

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JPack

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Jon Prosser... who got everything wrong about WWDC. Claimed the iPhone SE2 uses XR camera hardware. And presented a stolen AirPower-clone photo as his own.

Makes an obvious claim hours after Qualcomm announced a delay in 5G shipments.

Thanks, Prosser 😄 We would have never guessed October without your insight!
 

FightTheFuture

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There have been some specific rumors indicating that Apple is working on an 11-inch iPad Air with an all-screen display and under-display TouchID, and if accurate, that would be the most notable iPad refresh on the horizon.
Just don't see it. I predict the iPad Air and Mini will retain the same TouchID currently in use. For an under-display TouchID to make sense, Apple would have to incorporate into other product lines like iPhone SE or macBooks. There's no reason for either of those other products to have under-display TouchID over FaceID or just basic TouchID.

There might be some form factor changes and possibly Apple Pencil 2 support, but I bet TouchID will remain on 2020 iPad Air and Minis.
 

Strokee

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Your iPhone gas it easy, my iPhone 6 is crying itself to sleap evry nightm rhe akes an pains of old adge is. Sking its life hell, well hold on ther old phone as son as I have a 12 in my hand you will be retiered.
Ok, what the hell are you trying to say? It reads like you were either typing on an original iPhone SE while wearing boxing gloves or you fell asleep with your face on your keyboard, 😂.
 

naturalstar

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Yeah, October was stated a while ago, at least for the Pro models as I recall. Not much of a stretch that all are getting pushed to that time.
 

JosephAW

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Why don't we have a real prediction like Apple discontinues all Intel Macs in October.;)
 

PickUrPoison

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I wonder the next time Jon Prosser farts if MacRumors will make a headlining article about it.

In all seriousness, hoping to see a proper iPad Pro update.
There’s actually nothing improper about the last iPad Pro update. Would it have been an even better upgrade with a faster SoC? Sure. But Apple doesn’t make an X variant every year, since they don’t introduce iPad Pro every year. (There may never be another X variant.)

It’s a matter of timing: engineering, and product development and marketing cycles. There was no reason to delay the 4th gen iPP just to wait for an even faster SoC that may not be available until next spring or summer.

They are better and cheaper than the models they replaced, that’s never a bad thing. More CPU/GPU power is actually what third gen iPad buyers needed least, so it’s even a decent upgrade for them. I’d probably skip it if I already had the 3rd gen, but for everyone else it was a great upgrade.
 
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Leaker Jon Prosser, who has a somewhat mixed track record when it comes to predicting Apple's plans, today said that new iPhone 12 models and new iPads will launch in October.


Multiple rumors have suggested that some or all of the iPhone 12 models coming this year will see a later than normal launch. Apple typically unveils and releases new iPhones in the month of September, but problems caused by the global health crisis have resulted in manufacturing delays.

Just today, Qualcomm insinuated that one of its 5G partners will see a "slight" launch delay, a statement that most likely refers to Apple. Apple plans to use Qualcomm's 5G chips in all new 2020 iPhone models.

So far we don't know exactly how long the iPhones will be delayed, but Apple could unveil new devices in September and then release them later, as it did with the iPhone XR in 2018. October is a relatively safe guess, as Qualcomm suggested the delay won't be too long and other rumors have also pointed toward an October launch.

Prosser did not provide insight into which iPad models will see a refresh, but there have been some rumors suggesting an iPad Pro with mini-LED display is in the works, though most information suggests that launch has been delayed until 2021.

The iPad Pro was already refreshed this year, but Apple has not yet updated the iPad mini, the iPad Air, or the low-cost iPad, so all of those could see minor revamps.

There have been some specific rumors indicating that Apple is working on an 11-inch iPad Air with an all-screen display and under-display Touch ID, and if accurate, that would be the most notable iPad refresh on the horizon.

Prosser has accurately predicted some of Apple's launch plans, but he has also shared incorrect information such as suggesting Apple planned to rename the iPhone "iPhoneOS" and providing fake images of an AirPower-like wireless charging mat. Some of his claims have also been somewhat outlandish, such as the suggestion that Apple is working on a set of Steve Jobs heritage edition Apple Glasses modeled after the glasses that Jobs wore.

Earlier this week, Prosser said that Apple will launch a new iMac in August.

Article Link: Leaker Jon Prosser Claims iPhone 12 and New iPads Will Launch in October
His track record is actually pretty good. What MacRumors claim is inaccurate might still come to pass. Like before when MacRumors claimed Prosser was wrong and they had to delete their posts because they looked like fools. This is probably another one of those times. Never learn. What bone head wrote this article?
 

blcamp

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I disagree with idea that the iPad Air being updated. It was just updated last year after a 5-year hiatus. (I bought an Air 3 and gave my Air 2 to my son.)

I do believe however, the mini and the low-end iPad will get an update this fall.

What has me more excited will be the iPhone 12... while I typically wait every 2 years between models (and waited 3 years this last time, going from a 7 to an 11 Pro) I will get the 12 this time... I have not been as impressed with the 11 Pro as with previous updates. It's heavy, the GPS and modem hasn't worked very well, and the battery life just hasn't been as great as hyped.

I'm also considering upgrading my Watch Series 4 to a Series 6, and... where's the Apple Tags?
 
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