Reports claim that Apple will hold a virtual announcement for its iPhone 12 but what will be announced next week is just the date for that announcement.
Naijtech gathered that the reports were contained in YouTuber Jon Prosser’s Twitter post saying a press release will be made on September 8, Tuesday.
Recall that it has largely been expected that the iPhone 12 could be announced first in September, but Prosser said the press release will involve more than just the iPhone 12 or even the Apple Watch 6.
According to him, a new iPad will be announced, too, though he doesn’t clarify which of the many rumored models it would be.
Going by the Youtuber’s reports, Apple press release is currently scheduled for Tuesday (September 8) at 9:00am. He said: “I should note that it’s not locked in until the press has been briefed, day of.
Also Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman cast some doubt on that probability and that reality might actually be a bit more boring in comparison.
He said that what will be announced on Tuesday is actually just the date for the actual iPhone 12 announcement, possibly with the Apple Watch 6 in tow.
The latter will happen via virtual event because, of course, you can’t expect Apple to just settle for a plain press release for its most important mobile device of the year.
It’s not unusual for companies, especially Apple, to pre-announce a big announcement so Gurman’s stance does sound sensible.
On the other hand, it’s certainly possible, too, that Apple will decide to just move the iPad’s announcement to a simple press release on the same date. Either way, these devices aren’t expected to ship all at the same time anyway.
iPhone 12 shipments are largely expected to be delayed, with the iPhone 12 Pro suggested to be delayed even further to November.
This should at least give interested consumers time to save up for what could be the most expensive iPhone yet, as well as for chargers or earbuds that won’t be shipping inside the box.