We talked about the new Google smartphones a week ago, but Apple's response will not be long in coming: the company has made an appointment on October 13 to unveil its new line of "iPhone by". However, someone seems to have anticipated it. Leaker Kang predicts we'll see Apple announce four new iPhone models, but that's not all: also a new HomePod smart mini speaker and a new wireless charger. Kang, deemed a very reliable leaker by AppleTrack (a site that tracks how well leaker's predictions turn out to be right), also gives us a number of additional details and version information for the iPhone 12 line. Kang says Apple will announce four new iPhones next week : an iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max. All four reportedly will have 5G support. The Super Retina XDR display, which was previously exclusive to the iPhone 11 Pro models, will apparently be available across the range this time around. The phones are said to use ceramic in their glass construction to make them more resistant to falls. All four will reportedly be able to film in the Dolby Vision HDR standard.
Expected and specific prices
According to Kang, the differences between the models will be as follows:
- the iPhone 12 mini will have a 5.4-inch display and a starting price of $ 699. It is said to be available in black, white, red, blue and green, and storage options range from 64GB to 256GB. Kang says it will come with dual cameras, one wide-angle and one ultrawide, and will be available for pre-order on November 6 or 7, with a release date scheduled for November 13 or 14.
- 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 will be available for pre-order on October 16 or 17, with an expected release date of October 23 or 24.
- the 6.1-inch iPhone 12 Pro will likely be priced at $ 999. It will reportedly be available in gold, silver, graphite, and blue, and storage will range between 128GB and 512GB. In addition to its wide-angle and ultrawide cameras, Kang says the Pro will have a telephoto camera (4x optical zoom) and a LIDAR sensor for augmented reality. They claim that pre-orders will start on October 16 or 17 to be available from 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 will ship in gold, silver, graphite and blue, with storage between 128GB and 512GB. Like the 12 Pro, it has three cameras and a LIDAR sensor, but its telephoto lens will offer 5x optical zoom. Pre-orders are rumored to start on November 13 or 14, to be available on November 20 or 21.
None of the models will be sold with headphones or chargers included.
Other "stolen" products
As for the other products that will (perhaps) be presented, we can tell you that Kang believes that the alleged new "MagSafe" charger will be compatible with a new iPhone case suitable for wireless charging that uses magnets in order to help the smartphone. to align properly with the charging base.
For the HomePod Mini (Apple's second speaker after HomePod), however, Kang thinks it could be priced at $ 99 and a height of around 8.5cm. It would be driven by the S5 processor already present on the latest Apple Watch SE.
To find out more, we just have to wait for the presentation event!