A new leak has provided extensive information on what Apple might be announcing at its October 13th event. In line with previous rumors, the leaker Kang predicts Apple will unveil four new iPhone models at its event, but also says we'll see a new HomePod mini smart speaker as well. They also provide a number of additional details and release notes for the iPhone 12 family of products. According to AppleTrack, Kang has a solid track record of accurately predicting several announcements of Apple's WWDC and September events this year.
According to Kang, Apple will unveil four new iPhones next week: an iPhone 12 mini, an iPhone 12, an iPhone 12 Pro, and an iPhone 12 Pro Max. All four are slated to offer 5G support, including mmWave in the US. The Super Retina XDR display, which was previously only available on the Pro models of the iPhone 11, will appear to be available across the line this time around. The cell phones are said to use ceramic in their glass screen construction to make them more robust and drop-proof. All four are said to be able to film in the Dolby Vision HDR standard.
Here's what Kang says about the differences between the models:
- The iPhone 12 mini is said to have a 5.4-inch display and a starting price of $ 699. It should be available in black, white, red, blue and green. Storage options range from 64GB to 256GB. Kang claims it comes with two cameras – one wide-angle and one ultrawide – and can be pre-ordered on November 6 or 7, with a release date of November 13 or 14.
- Next up, 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 64GB to 256GB. It reportedly comes with the same dual cameras as the 12 mini and is available for pre-order on October 16 or 17. The release date is October 23 or 24.
- He predicts a starting price of $ 999 for the 6.1-inch iPhone 12 Pro. It will reportedly be available in gold, silver, graphite, and blue. The memory ranges from 128 GB to 512 GB. In addition to the wide-angle and ultra-wide cameras, the Pro will have a telephoto camera with 4x optical zoom and a LIDAR sensor for augmented reality, according to Kang. They claim that pre-orders will start on October 16 or 17 and will be released on 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 comes in gold, silver, graphite, and blue with a storage range from 128GB to 512GB. Like the 12 Pro, it has three cameras and a LIDAR sensor, but the telephoto lens is said to offer 5x optical zoom. Pre-orders are scheduled to begin on November 13th or 14th, with a release date on November 20th or 21st.
An alleged dummy version of the 5.8-inch iPhone 12 mini between the two different iPhone SEs.
Kang also predicts Apple will announce new "MagSafe" wireless chargers at the event. According to MacRumors, these could work with a new wireless charger-compatible iPhone case that uses magnets to aid in correct orientation. Apple previously used the MagSafe branding for its MacBook power cables, which magnetically attach to laptops. Kang adds that this year's iPhones don't include chargers or headphones.
Finally, Kang also says the event will also announce a $ 99 HomePod mini. The smart speaker, which would be Apple's second after the original HomePod, has been rumored to be on the go for a while, and other reports have suggested it might be close to release. Kang claims the smart speaker is powered by the same S5 processor we saw in the Apple Watch Series 5 last year and this year's Apple Watch SE, and that it could ship on November 16 or 17.
It's always best to take rumors like this with a pinch of salt, and Kang himself warns that what they wrote might be "nonsense" (via Google Translate). However, they have previously had similar reservations about otherwise accurate posts and generally seem to have a good track record of Apple leaks. AppleTrack notes that Kang previously predicted the pricing of the iPhone SE, WWDC announcements like the hand-washing feature on the Apple Watch, and details of last month's event like the pricing and features of the new iPad Air.
For a full breakdown of everything we're looking for in Apple's upcoming iPhones, check out our roundup here.