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):
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.
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