- A new leak reveals the alleged names Apple will use on the iPhone 12 series, which will be unveiled in mid-October.
- Stickers for what appear to be official Apple accessories for the new iPhones indicate a similar naming structure as last year’s selection.
- The iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max get together with a fourth device this year, the iPhone 12 mini.
- Apple’s official iPhone 12 name was probably the last secret Apple managed to keep until now.
Apple is expected to unveil the iPhone 12 series in mid-October and begin selling the new phones online in the days following the virtual event. This will be the first year when the new iPhones are announced so late, but 2020 is hardly a normal year. The new coronavirus pandemic affected everything in everyday life, and it includes work on new products such as the four iPhone 1
A number of leaks said that the new iPhones were unveiled on October 13, a Tuesday, with a couple of the four phones to be sold on the first Friday after the main electronic test. These units would hit stores on October 23, while the remaining two will need a few extra weeks to arrive. We have used the general iPhone 12 moniker to describe all four handsets, and a leak says that the new series will actually be called the iPhone 12. What’s even better, the leak reveals the full names of each device.
2020 iPhones will deliver a significant design change and debut an equally important feature. All phones will have OLED screens and flat-edged metal chassis similar to the iPhone 4 / 4s and today’s iPad pros. All handsets will also connect to 5G networks where available. Therefore, the iPhone 12 makes the most sense as a name choice for this year’s phones instead of the iPhone 11s.
This would not be the first time Apple skips an “S” stroke. We never had iPhone 7s or iPhone 8s phones – and there was never an iPhone 9 while we were running. The iPhone X got its S-generation, which featured a confusing XR model. But Apple solved the naming scheme last year when it introduced the iPhone 11, 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max.
iPhone 12 mini
iPhone 12/12 Pro
iPhone 12 Pro Max
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These three will have direct successors, the picture above shows, including the iPhone 12, 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max respectively. The first two have 6.1-inch screens, while the Pro Max gets an even larger 6.7-inch screen.
The same image also has a sticker showing the name of a 5.4-inch iPhone. It’s iPhone 12 mini, a name choice we saw in a recent leak. The 5.4-inch iPhone will be the compact iPhone many have been waiting for, and the mini-name fits perfectly.
The iPhone 12 mini will still pack the same hardware as the other iPhone 12 phones to deliver the same type of performance and 5G connectivity.
As always with new iPhone leaks, there is no way to verify the accuracy of the leak. These stickers certainly look like they fit official iPhone 12 accessories that Apple will sell in stores, but they can also be counterfeits, so you need to keep that in mind as well. But the leaker last month released an iPad Air manual, which turned out to be accurate. MacRumors points out that Apple uses brand new model numbers for this alleged accessory.
It is still unclear which of these iPhones will be available for pre-order in mid-October. Some reports say that the two 6.1-inch versions will be the first to be launched, while others claim the iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12 will be available in October, and the pros will not be launched until November.