Mark Your Calendars: Apple Will Reveal the iPhone 12 Sooner Than You Think

According to a prolific leaker who's never gotten the launch dates wrong.

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(SPOT.ph) Apple fans, you might have felt disappointed staying up late for the Apple Event held on September 16 expecting an iPhone 12 announcement. While the new Apple Watch announcement is exciting and all, everyone expected Apple CEO Tim Cook to announce a "one more thing..." but he didn't. One person was right about not expecting an iPhone 12 announcement—prolific leaker Jon Prosser, who has never gotten a product announcement date wrong. Before the Apple Event started, Prosser tweeted a summary of what to expect, saying "NO IPHONES IN THE EVENT. NO AIRPODS STUDIO. Again. iPhones. No." He even swore to shave his eyebrows off if he was wrong. Bold move.

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On September 24, Prosser tweeted some very important dates to remember for those who are patiently waiting for the iPhone 12:

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According to Prosser, the iPhone 12 will be announced at an Apple Event happening on October 13, while pre-orders will start on October 16. The iPhone 12 is expected to be in stores by October 23. In a tweet Prosser posted in August, he revealed that the iPhone 12 Pro models will be getting a later pre-order and release dates, slated to happen some time in November.

While nothing is official yet, Prosser has actually never gotten an Apple product announcement date wrong—and he also got to keep his eyebrows the last time, so we're pretty confident these dates are the real thing!

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For now, here's what we know about the iPhone 12 so far:

The iPhone 12 Pro Max might have flat edges

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The last time we saw Apple come out with an iPhone with flat edges was in 2012 when they came out with the iPhone 5. According to the video, the iPhone 12 Pro Max's frame will be pretty similar to the new iPad Pro, featuring flat steel edges and an overall sleeker design.

It might feature Apple's largest iPhone screen

The iPhone 12 Pro Max will feature a 6.7-inch screen display, which is the largest in any iPhone. For comparison, the iPhone 11 Pro Max has a screen size of 6.5 inches.

The iPhone 12 Pro Max might feature a smaller notch

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For those who hate how wide the notch goes for iPhones, it looks like Apple heard you. According to the CAD render that leaked, the iPhone 12 Pro Max will have a much smaller notch so you'll get more screen display. However, because the render is only 70% complete, the new notch might not be the final design. 

The rear cameras will be similar to the new iPad Pro's camera layout

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If you compare the iPhone 11's rear camera layout with the iPad Pro's, you'll notice that the latter's design fits its lenses in a perfect square while the former's is slightly rectangular. Plus, the iPhone 11's lenses jut out from the glass but it looks like the new iPhone 12 Pro Max's lenses will sit closer to the glass, so it's much flatter.

The iPhone 12 Pro Max might have a Smart Connector

Based on the leaked CAD render, the sim card tray would be transferred to the left side of the smartphone and what might replace it on the right side is seemingly a smaller version of the Smart Connector, similar to the iPad Pro's. Previously, there were rumors that there would be Apple Pencil for iPhones, though Filip Koroy of EverythingApplePro point outs that in the smartphone's current state, the power button would be intruding. So this might just mean that Apple might come out with other accessories that are compatible with the Smart Connector on the side of the iPhone 12 Pro Max.

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Apple might be coming out with a Navy Blue iPhone 12 Pro Max

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According to Max Weinbach, another popular leaker, Apple will be coming out with a Navy Blue model for the iPhone 12 Pro Max and it is most likely replacing the Midnight Green color.

The non-Pro models might come in new colors

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It looks like Apple is also considering releasing the iPhone 12 (non-Pro model) in new colors such as light blue, a shade of violet, and a light orange, but they will only be choosing two of the three colors. It is also not clear if the new colors will replace existing iPhone colors.

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