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Rumors are swirling online about the upcoming Apple iPhone 12 models

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Like clockwork, the summer months usher in fresh buzz surrounding the next iPhone. Yes, despite the devastating global coronavirus pandemic and antitrust allegations surrounding Apple – and…
Like clockwork, the summer months usher in fresh buzz surrounding the next iPhone.
Yes, despite the devastating global coronavirus pandemic and antitrust allegations surrounding Apple – and other big tech giants – the rumor mill about Apple’s next flagship smartphone keeps churning.
While no one outside of a select few at Apple knows what to expect with the iPhone 12 (or whatever it’ll be called), here’s the latest word on the (cyber)street, from the expected timing of the launch to the design, size, camera, battery performance, and likely iOS 14 features integrated into the new device.
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The arrival of the new iPhone family is not likely until October, based on the latest from Apple and reporting from several sources. New iPhones are usually unveiled at an in-person media event in early-to-mid September and available soon after, but a slight delay – perhaps due to coronavirus – should not be too surprising.
“As you know, last year, we started selling new iPhones in late September. This year, we project supply to be available a few weeks later,” Apple chief financial officer Luca Maestri said Thursday during the company’s third quarter earnings call. Apple has yet to announce a date for the unveiling of the new iPhones.
Earlier in the week, Qualcomm CFO Akash Palkhiwala did not call out the iPhone by name but foreshadowed this in a Reuters interview saying “we’re seeing a partial impact from the delay of a flagship phone launch… that pushes some of the units out from the September quarter to the December quarter for us.”
As part of its modem licensing deal, Qualcomm will supply technology for 5G-enabled iPhones. To date, Apple hasn’t launched a mobile device to take advantage of the emerging 5G wireless standard that offers much faster speeds and other benefits. Several rumors point to all new iPhones supporting 5G connectivity.
Notorious Apple news leaker and Front Page Tech creator Jon Prosser had been predicting the phone would be delayed since March and reaffirmed that in a terse tweet on Wednesday: “iPhone 12… New iPads… October.

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