A new leak has provided extensive details on what Apple could announce at the October 13 event. In line with previous rumors, leaker Kang predicts that we will see Apple announce four new iPhone models at the event, but says that we will also see a new HomePod mini smart speaker. They also provide a number of extra details and release information for the iPhone 12 series. According to AppleTrack, Kang has a reliable track record, and accurately predicted several of Apple’s announcements from WWDC and September this year.
Kang says Apple will announce four new iPhones next week: an iPhone 1
Here’s what Kang has to say about the differences between the models:
- The iPhone 12 mini will reportedly have a 5.4-inch screen and a starting price of $ 699. It is said to be available in black, white, red, blue and green, and storage options will range from 64 GB to 256 GB. Kang claims that it comes with two cameras – a wide angle and an ultra wide – and will be available for pre-order on November 6 or 7, with a release date of November 13 or 14.
- Then the 6.1-inch iPhone 12 could have a starting price of $ 799. It will apparently be available in black, white, red, blue and green, with storage options ranging from 64 GB to 256 GB. It reportedly comes with the same dual cameras as the 12 mini, and will be available for pre-order on October 16 or 17, with a release date of October 23 or 24.
- He predicts a starting price of $ 999 for the 6.1-inch iPhone 12 Pro. It reportedly comes in gold, silver, graphite and blue, and storage will range from 128 GB to 512 GB. In addition to wide-angle and ultra-wide-angle cameras, Kang says the Pro wants a telephoto camera with 4x optical zoom and a LIDAR augmented reality sensor. They claim that pre-orders start on October 16 or 17, with a release date of October 23 or 24.
- Finally, the 6.7-inch iPhone 12 Pro Max will apparently have a starting price of $ 1,099. Kang says it ships in gold, silver, graphite and blue, with storage from 128 GB to 512 GB. Like the 12 Pro, it has three cameras and a LIDAR sensor, but the telephoto lens will reportedly offer 5x optical zoom. Pre-orders are said to start on 13 or 14 November, with a release date of 20 or 21 November.
Kang also predicts that we will see Apple announce new wireless “MagSafe” chargers at the event. These can work with a new wireless charger-compatible iPhone cover, according to MacRumors, which uses magnets to help it adjust properly. Apple previously used the MagSafe brand for its range of MacBook power cables that are magnetically attached to laptops. Kang adds that we will not see chargers or headphones that come with this year’s iPhones.
Finally, Kang also says that we will see a $ 99 HomePod mini announced at the event. The smart speaker, which will be Apple’s second after the original HomePod, has been rumored to be on the way for a while, and other reports have suggested it may be close to release. Kang claims that the smart speaker will be 3.3 inches high and powered by the same S5 processor we saw in last year’s Apple Watch Series 5 and this year’s Apple Watch SE, and that it could be shipped on 16 or 17 November.
It is always best to take rumors like these with a pinch of salt, and Kang even warns that what they have written may be “nonsense” (via Google Translate). However, they have included similar reservations on otherwise accurate posts before, and generally appear to have a good track record with Apple leaks. AppleTrack notes that Kang previously predicted iPhone SE prices, WWDC announcements such as Apple Watch’s washbasin feature, and details from last month’s event such as the new iPad Air’s prices and features.
For a complete overview of everything we expect from Apple’s upcoming iPhones, check out our summary here.