Much to the delight of iPhone fans, Apple has finally confirmed that it will be launching the much-awaited iPhone 12 on Oct. 13 at its Hi, Speed event.
The iPhone 12 has been subject to multiple rumors for months, but the tech giant has debunked these speculations by announcing the date for the big iPhone event. Apple has sent out invites to fans, and media, revealing that the Hi, Speed event will take place on Oct. 13.
Originally slated to hit the store shelves in Sept., the phone was delayed due to disruptions caused to the supply and manufacturing chain because of the coronavirus pandemic. This has led to a delayed iPhone event this year.
The Hi, Speed event will be a virtual affair and will take place at Apple’s Steve Jobs Theater later this month. The event is expected to witness the launch of new iPhones, along with a smaller HomePod smart speaker and an all-new Apple TV streaming box.
Despite a myriad of products slated to be unveiled at the event, viewers will be waiting with bated breath to catch the first glimpse of the iPhone 12 series, which reportedly comprises four models. Apple analyst, Ming-Chi Kuo suggests that iPhone 12 will not support super-fast 120Hz refresh rate displays.
The reason is believed to be the battery life which the Cupertino-based company believes would be affected if it adds 120Hz panels on the iPhone 12. Earlier reports suggest that the 6.1-inch and 6.7-inch iPhone 12 models will feature the same display notch as was seen on their predecessors, the iPhone 11 models.
The 5.4-inch model is rumored to come with a slightly narrow notch as compared to its other siblings. A leaked video shows the iPhone 12 Pro’s back panel and where the new LiDAR sensor will be placed on the phone. This video was shared by popular tipster EverythingApplePro.