iPhone 12 will be announced by Apple on October 13



After announcing new Apple Watch and iPad models last month, Apple is now gearing up to reveal new iPhone hardware.

Apple today announced its “Hi, Speed” event, which will take place on Tuesday, October 13. The event will be live streamed on Apple’s website starting at 10:00 am PT / 1:00 pm ET.

Because new Apple Watches and iPads were revealed at last month’s event, that means this new event will likely focus on the iPhone 12. Rumors say that Apple is prepping four models this year, including a 5.4-inch “mini” iPhone, a 6.1-inch iPhone 12, a 6.1-inch iPhone 12 Pro, and a 6.7-inch iPhone 12 Pro Max.

It’s said that the iPhone 12 series could feature an updated design with flat sides, similar to the iPad Pro. All four models are expected to get OLED displays and 5G connectivity, too, though rumors have suggested that while all four models will support sub-6GHz 5G, mmWave will be limited to the Pro models and possibly only on the 6.7-inch Pro Max.

The tagline of the event seems to hint that 5G support will be included with the new iPhones. “Hi, speed” sounds like “high-speed”, and faster speeds are one of the benefits of 5G networks. Also of note is that the background of the invitation is blue, and rumors have said that the new iPhone 12 Pro models will get a dark blue color option to replace the Midnight Green of the iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max.

Source: Joanna Stern (Twitter)

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  • mikeZo6

    Apple phones just work all the time ! 5G will be done right ! meaning it will WORK

    • marque2

      And it doesn’t on other phones.? It is more a problem of the cell companies advertising a product that is nowhere near ready on their end. Apples will have the same problems as all the others because at this point you can only have a partial implementation.

    • dcmanryan

      Apple has had past issues and not to far back. Google iPhone Xs antenna issues and you’ll see it was a big and real problem. So no, Apple phones just don’t work. I’ve heard that statement many times but they’re typically referring to iOS. For people who don’t like to tinker or have freedom and love being told what they do and don’t like Apple has the phone for them. Apple is superior with their iMessages but other than that they’ve not done much lately as far as innovation. I don’t consider making a headphone jack disappear or making face unlock standard exactly innovative. They’ve truly fallen way behind.

      • steadymobb

        Yep. My Xs service was awful. I had no idea it was a real problem until I took it to T-Mobile and then looked at forums after they told me it was a common issue

    • steadymobb

      My Xs had the worst antennas I’ve ever used of any phone…it made me jump ship. Think the 11 fixed those issues though. Others have reported the same.

  • dontsh00tmesanta

    If only the new ones did away with face unlock

    • marque2

      What is wrong with face unlock?

      • dontsh00tmesanta

        It sucks….slow….fingerprint reader is quicker….

        Before you even continue…remember this is my valid opinion.

        • marque2

          No I am not a fanboi in any way. I never had a phone with face unlock. My wife has it but she doesn’t use it. Fingerprint is easier but then I figured it was because she is technologically impaired.

          I am unhappy that LG is moving the finger print to the front to imitate others with in glass finger prints. The rear print reader was best. My phone was unlocked before it left my pocket

        • dcmanryan

          I’m not a fan of in screen readers (yet) as the few I’ve used are terrible. Personally I think a face unlock as secure and quick as Apple’s combined with a rear reader like the Pixel line has/had would be the perfect fit for me. An under screen sensor to me is nothing more than eye candy and a rear sensor still allows for a full screen phone and for those who don’t like it can use the face unlock. The way we wear a mask everywhere now that combo would be perfect IMO.

        • dontsh00tmesanta

          I like the iphone se placement of the reader. Like when it’s on my desk I can unlock and peek. Back placement is still miles better than face id. Not a fan of the under screen reader…gotta tap to wake then unlock…least on my old op 7pro.

        • Andrew

          Besides “it sucks” the rest of your post is not an opinion though.

          If you have a notification on the Lock Screen and tap it, Touch ID makes you move your finger to the home button before unlocking. Face ID has already unlocked the device and will take you to the application directly.

        • dontsh00tmesanta

          Yea everything is my opinion and does not require a reply from you. Please do not reply you justify the mess of face id all you want I’ll be fine with my finger print reader.

  • AA-Ron

    Only reason to buy this phone is if you must have 5g. Other than that, stick with your iphone 8 – 11 you won’t be missing anything.