iPhone 12 event announcement reportedly coming tomorrow

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The iPhone 12's reveal event might be about to be announced, or maybe even a surprise launch of the Apple Watch 6.

This is based on two similar but competing rumors. First off, we have Front Page Tech's Jon Prosser claiming that this Tuesday will see Apple announce new products by press release. But there's also Mark Gurman of Bloomberg, who claims that this week will instead see an announcement of Apple's main fall product launch event, rather than a specific product.

If Prosser is correct, then we will apparently see the new devices appear on Apple's website at 9 am ET (6 am on the west coast, or 2 pm in the UK).

If there are any products announced by Apple this week, then a previous Prosser leak tells us that it will be the Apple Watch 6 and a new iPad, which could be either a refreshed basic iPad or a redesigned iPad Air 4.

It's worth noting that all Apple Watches, except the first version in 2015, have been released at the same event as that year's iPhone. And this is why some experts and leakers find Prosser's claim hard to believe.

Prosser has also given us a prediction that the iPhone 12 event will take place in just over a month, during the week beginning October 12. Whether that's true or not, what seems to be agreed upon is that the iPhone 12 will be revealed in October at an online launch event.

This is slightly later than the normal September event, but is due to production and testing delays suffered as a result of the coronavirus pandemic lockdowns. Apple itself has already said that the new iPhones will delayed by a few weeks.

The iPhone 12 has already been detailed by a series of leaks well before its launch date. The lineup will reportedly consist of four phones this year, including a 5.4-inch iPhone 12, a 6.1-inch iPhone 12 Max a 6.1-inch iPhone 12 Pro and a 6.7-inch iPhone 12 Pro Max.

All models should include a new A14 chipset, 5G connectivity, OLED displays and a main/ultrawide camera duo on the back. The iPhone 12 Pro models will likely add a telephoto camera and LiDAR depth sensor to the back for additional camera versatility. And it's possible that the iPhone 12 Pro units will also feature 120Hz ProMotion displays.

Richard Priday
Assistant Phones Editor

Richard is based in London, covering news, reviews and how-tos for phones, tablets, gaming, and whatever else people need advice on. Following on from his MA in Magazine Journalism at the University of Sheffield, he's also written for WIRED U.K., The Register and Creative Bloq. When not at work, he's likely thinking about how to brew the perfect cup of specialty coffee.