Apple has confirmed it is holding a virtual event next week on October 12 which, in all likelihood, will see the reveal of the iPhone 12.
The tech giant sent out invitations to the event with the caption ‘Hi, Speed’ and the Apple logo surrounded by bubbles.
Since the advent of the coronavirus pandemic, Apple has shifted to virtual events that are livestreamed on the Apple Events section of its website.
Next week, the iPhone announcement will kick off at 10am PT, which translates to 6pm here in the UK.
Apple is widely believed to be showing off four new models of iPhone for 2020, each one at a different price point.
These include the iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Max, iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max. Screen sizes are predicted to be 5.4-inches, 6.1-inches, 6.1-inches and 6.7-inches respectively.
While iPhones are usually revealed in September, the pandemic has caused manufacturing of the gadget to be delayed. While we won’t know the exact release date until the event, Apple may be able to have new iPhones in customers hands before the end of the month.
Alongside the new iPhones, Apple is also widely expected to reveal a new pair of over-ear headphones and a smaller, more affordable version of the HomePod. This week, the company quietly dropped third-party audio accessories from its store that could be read as a way of making space for its own new products.
Arguably, the most important update iPhone users will be looking for is the introduction of 5G capability. More and more areas of the country are receiving 5G signals now but not all phones are able to make use of them.
Anyone wanting a new phone that’s going to last them the next several years will want to think carefully about whether or not having 5G on board is important to them.
Of course, if the upcoming iPhone models aren’t of interest, there’s always the excellent new iPhone SE that offers great performance at a fraction of the price of a ‘Pro’ model.