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.
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.