What you need to know
- A big leak has seemingly confirmed Apple's iPhone 12 release date.
- According to Kang, the iPhone 12 6.1-inch models will be available to pre-order from October 16.
- The iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12 Pro Max will reportedly follow in November, as per previous reports.
Kang, a previously extremely reliable source shared the information as part of a recent rundown of Apple's upcoming event. From the Weibo post (translated):
The pre-sale date of the iPhone 12 Mini (5.4 inches) is scheduled for November 6/7, and it will be released on November 13/14.
The pre-sale date of the iPhone 12 (6.1 inches) is scheduled for October 16/17 and will be released on October 23/24.
The pre-sale date of the iPhone 12 Pro (6.1 inches) is scheduled for October 16/17 and will be released on October 23/24.
The pre-sale date of the iPhone 12 Pro Max (6.7 inches) is scheduled for November 13/14 and will be released on November 20/21.
This reflects previous rumors that Apple would split the iPhone 12 release date schedule over a couple of months. To reiterate, following the announcement on October 13, it is expected that the two 6.1-inch iPhone 12 models will be made available to pre-order on October 16, with a release date of October 23.