A new leak purports to "adjust" Apple's launch itinerary
The shows at which the latest generations of iPhones, iPads and so on say hello to the world are among the most anticipated (and hyped) in the tech industry. According to a recent leak from @komiya_kj, the next one in this calendar is to take place in September 2020, and will move online this year. However, another well-known tipster, Jon Prosser, says this is now not exactly the case.
Apparently, the Apple Watch 6 and "new iPad" (most likely the 8th-gen model) will launch in September: in the year's 37th week, to be exact, which starts on the 7th of that month. However, these 2 slightly disparate devices will not get an on-stage presentation, and are to be introduced via press release instead.
The iPhones 12, on the other hand, will get a slightly more traditional Event, although it is now slated to take place in week 42 of 2020, starting with October 12. Their pre-orders will also open on the same week, although the resulting sales will not start to ship until the following week (from October 19, 2020 on).
This gap between orders and fulfillment is said to be related to supply issues Apple is having with the completion of these devices. It is likely to be complicated by the new number of variants (4) allegedly found in this series of its smartphones.
On that note, Prosser now also asserts that the larger and more expensive Pro models thereof are to ship even later in the year - in November - than their 2 less premium counterparts.
It may be somewhat of a shame if Apple does indeed go this way with its product unveilings in this half of 2020. The Watch 6, in particular, is rumored to be packed full of new features such as blood oxygen monitoring and sleep-tracking.
Then again, Prosser did not mention what happens to the AirPower and AirTag accessories, which were also supposed to feature at the September online show mentioned earlier, in this revised scheme of things.