Apple to launch iPhone 12 series on October 13: Price, specs, everything we know so far
Apple today announced that it will be hosting a special event on October 13. The event, which will take place virtually this year owing to the Covid-19 pandemic, will take place at 10AM PDT (10:30PM IST). Apple will be live-streaming the event via apple.com.
At its upcoming event, the Cupertino, California-based company is expected to launch its next-generation iPhone 12 series, which as per some reports is expected to comprise of a total of five iPhone 12 models including an entry-level iPhone 12 model.
Ahead of the company's October 13 event, here's everything we know about the company's upcoming iPhone 12 series smartphones:
How many iPhones are coming?
According to rumours, there are five iPhone 12 models coming in on October 13. As per a report by German blog WinFuture, there’s going to be the iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone 12 Pro, the iPhone 12 Pro Max and an entry-level iPhone 12 that’s going to be available in a host of colours and three storage variants (64GB, 128GB and 256GB).
What they are going to be called?
A tipster called Lovetodream shared a tweet with the names of the upcoming iPhone 12 smartphones and the tweet suggests that the iPhone 12 models are going to be named - iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max.
How much are they going to cost?
As per a report by a tipster who goes by the name Apple Rumours, the 64GB variant of the 5.4-inch iPhone 12 will cost $649 ( ₹47,573 approximately), while the 128GB variant will cost $699 ( ₹51,238 approximately) and the 256GB variant will cost $799 ( ₹58,685 approximately).
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The 64GB variant of the 6.1-inch iPhone 12 model should cost $749 ( ₹54,903 approximately), while the 128GB variant is being tipped to cost $799 ( ₹58,568 approximately) and the 256GB variant a $899 ( ₹65,898 approximately).
⚡️iPhone 12 PRICING⚡️ I got ✅✅✅— Apple RUMORs (@a_rumors1111) October 1, 2020
- 12 mini (5.4”) :
- 12 (6.1”) :
- 12 Pro (6.1”) :
- 12 Pro Max (6.7”) :
On the other hand, the tipster says that the 128GB variant of the 6.1-inch iPhone 12 Pro costs $999 ( ₹73,231 approximately), while the 256GB variant costs $1,099 ( ₹80,561 approximately) and the 512GB variant costs $1,299 ( ₹95,222 approximately).
As far as the top model, that is the iPhone 12 Pro Max is concerned, the tipster says that while the 128GB variant will cost $1,099 ( ₹80,561 approximately), the 256GB variant will cost $1,199 ( ₹87,892 approximately) while the 512GB variant will cost $1,399 ( ₹1,02,553 approximately).
The India prices are going to be different so consider the conversions as place-holders only.
What about the variants?
The iPhone 12 models to be launched on October 13 will come in many variants. According to tipster Jon Prosser, Apple will be scrapping the 64GB variant for the iPhone 12 Pro and Pro Max models. The other storage options would most likely be 256GB and 512GB and 128GB for the base model.
And for as the iPhone 12 Mini and the iPhone 12 are concerned, there should be three variants each - 64GB, 128GB and 256GB.
Apple’s first shipment of final iPhone 12 units is going out to distributers on October 5th— Jon Prosser (@jon_prosser) September 29, 2020
The shipment includes:
iPhone 12 mini 5.4
(Definitely the final marketing name)
iPhone 12 6.1
Event on October 13, as I mentioned before.
Anything else we know?
It is possible that the new iPhone 12 models might ship without the EarPods in the box. Ever since Apple announced that they are removing the power adapter from the Apple Watch box this year, rumour has it that Apple might not include the charger or EarPods with the iPhone 12 devices. With iOS 14.2 beta 2, which has been rolled out to developers, Apple has dropped hints that those rumours are possibly true.
Besides this, we know that the iPhone 12 Pro models will come with the LiDAR tech we have seen on the iPad Pro models earlier. This tech facilitates enhanced AR support on the device. The lower-end iPhone 12 models are not going to get this tech.
Also, we know that while all the iPhone 12 models will come with 5G support, only the high-end iPhone 12 Pro Max will support the fastest 5G speeds - the mmWave 5G. And only the iPhone 12 Pro Max models that are going to be shipped to the US, Korea and Japan will support the mmWave 5G.