iPhone 12’s latest major leaks: Details on price and release dates just before launch

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Apple’s official event is later today, however doable leaks concerning the subsequent iPhone — extensively anticipated to be called the iPhone 12 — proceed to look. Simply at the moment, well-known leaker Evan Blass corroborated the rumor about the iPhone 12’s new blue color option and hinted at a spherical shape for Apple’s rumored new HomePod. Final week there was an excellent greater one: Leaker Kang posted on Chinese social media site Weibo Friday that there might be 4 fashions of iPhones that vary in value from $699 to $1,099, in line with The Verge

The fashions embrace an iPhone 12 Mini with a 5.4-inch show, which begins at $699 and might be obtainable for preorder on Nov. 6 or 7 with retail availability of Nov. 13 or 14. The 6.1-inch iPhone 12 will begin at $799 and be obtainable to preorder on Oct. 16 or 17, with launch on Oct. 23 or 24. Each fashions include storage choices starting from 64 to 256 gigabytes. 

The upper-end fashions embrace the 6.1-inch iPhone 12 Professional, which prices $999 and embrace a telephoto lens with 4x optical zoom and a lidar sensor for depth monitoring, just like the brand new iPad Professionals. Preorders reportedly start on Oct. 16 or 17, with launch on Oct. 23 or 24. The 6.7-inch iPhone 12 Professional Max will begin at $1,099, and embrace the lidar sensor and a telephoto lens with 5x optical zoom. It will be obtainable for preorder on Nov. 13 or 14, with a launch date on Nov. 20 or 21. Each fashions will supply storage choices starting from 128GB to 512GB. 

Kang additionally notes that Apple will promote a HomePod Mini for $99, in addition to introduce a MagSafe charger, utilizing the identical branding because the magnetic charging cables present in its older MacBook laptops. 

An Apple spokesman wasn’t obtainable to reply to a request for remark.

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