If you are getting whiplash from all the iPhone 12 release date rumors, we don’t blame you. Because there is another new report that contradicts something we heard earlier in the week.
According to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo (via 9to5Mac), “the non-Pro iPhone 12 models could go on sale before the Pro versions.” This comes from the same report that says Apple has encountered issues with an iPhone 12 camera supplier whose coatings cracked at high temperatures.
Apple has already confirmed in its latest profit call that the iPhone 12 will be “a few weeks later”
Four iPhone 12 models are reported: a 5.4-inch iPhone 12, a 6.1-inch iPhone 12 Max, a 6.1-inch iPhone 12 Pro, and a 6.7-inch iPhone 12 Pro Max. All four phones are expected to feature Apple’s new A14 Bionic chip, 5G connectivity, and a sleeker design with flatter sides.
However, the iPhone 12 Pro models should include a telephoto camera as well as a LiDAR sensor for better photography and AR performance. There have been multiple leaks indicating a 120Hz screen for the iPhone 12 Pro devices, but this now seems in doubt due to a leak from display analyst Ross Young.
IPhone 12 Release Date Confusion
Just a few days ago, we heard that the two 6.1-inch iPhone 12 models might hit the market first, which means they are ahead of the 5.4-inch iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro Max . This was based on a Digitimes report.
This new analyst release contradicts this report, stating that the two iPhone 12 models could come after the two regular iPhone 12 phones. From a marketing point of view, it makes more sense to separate the iPhone 12 Pro and the iPhone 12 than to launch a non-Pro model and a Pro model first.
In terms of pricing, the 5.4-inch iPhone 12 should prove to be the most popular model, as it could start at as low as $ 649. Hence, given the economic climate, it would be advisable for Apple to launch this model first.
A previous rumor suggested that Apple was hosting a virtual event for the iPhone 12 as early as September 8th that could still happen. It would just mean a relatively long wait between the launch and the actual release dates.