Another leak doubts the possibility of an imminent hardware release, with the expected Tuesday’s press release predicted to only include details on when the “iPhone 12” launch event will take place.
A number of rumors have pointed out that Apple held some form of event in September, with at least one leak claiming that an incident will take place during the week of September 7. Bloombergs Mark Gurman on Twitter, the latest murmur in an Apple press release is not necessarily for a product launch.
Gurman suggests that he be posted on Twitter on Sunday, and suggests that people do not “get excited about rumors of new Apple products appearing this week.”
I will not be so excited about rumors of new Apple products appearing this week. More likely I think: an announcement about the upcoming (of course virtual) iPhone / Apple Watch event in September.
– Mark Gurman (@markgurman) September 6, 2020
The post follows an earlier tweet from serial leaks Jon Prosser, who claimed that Apple prepared a press release for September 8, which was to be published at 9.00 Eastern time. Prosser did not discuss on Sunday what he expected would be in the press release, but said that the time could change, and that it would require that the press had been “informed, the day” before the publication.
Gurman’s warning is pretty cautious, given Apple’s tendency to give at least a week’s warning before holding an event around a major product launch. For the 2019 special event “Invitation Only” for iPhone 11, Apple told the media about the date of September 10, August 29, and gave a 12-day warning.
Even for a virtual event with a preset video, one that may end up being similar to how Apple unveiled the WWDC 2020 key, Apple may still fail to provide advanced warning about the upcoming iPhone launch.
Apple is widely expected to unveil four new iPhone models during the event, consisting of two “iPhone 12” models and two “iPhone 12 Pro” versions. In addition to the fact that the cameras are different, it is believed that the Pro models reuse the iPad Pro’s LiDAR sensor for depth mapping, with 5G connectivity is also believed to be a great addition across the board for this generation.
The event could also be the launch site for the “Apple Watch Series 6”, which this year may include a plastic version, Liquid Crystal Polymer (LCP) to improve wireless performance and blood oxygenation monitoring.
A new iPad model may be on the way, potentially in the form of “iPad Air 4”, which can borrow the design and second-generation Apple Pencil from iPad Pro.
The often rumored “AirTags” can also look like. Consisting of a Bluetooth and UWB-equipped tag, AirTags will potentially work with Apple’s existing Find My App to help users find lost items associated with it.