TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – Apple has set a date for the debut of its newest iPhone. The new device, which is rumored to be called the iPhone 12, is expected to include super-fast 5G wireless connectivity and a new iPad-inspired design, and will launch on October 13 at 10.00 PT or 00.00 WIB on October 14, as reported CNET, Wednesday, October 7, 2020.
There’s no official word yet on a price or release date, but here are the rumors circulating. Like Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference, and the Apple Watch and iPad announcement for September, events iPhone 12 it will be held entirely online. The event will be broadcast via Apple’s website.
Apple product launches in the fall of this year are expected to spark a wave of upgrade purchases, analysts say, with fans eyeing the iPhone’s new 5G capabilities and a more boxy display, similar to the iPad Pro. As many as 53 percent of respondents plan to buy an iPhone this year, according to a survey by electronics retailer Decluttr.
Apple invitations that often have hints, this time have the Apple logo inside a circle in different hues of blue, orange and red. And there’s a pun: “Hi, Speed.”
As usual, people also speculate as to what other mysteries the invitation means. Apple is also expected to announce new over-ear headphones (AirPods Studio?) During the event, leaving some wondering if the loop has anything to do with audio sound. Apple had also removed competing headphones from its stores prior to the event.
Apple also includes augmented reality tricks on its website, as happened at last month’s event, with the circle on the invitation turning into a floating ball revealing the October 13th.
The star of the Apple show, however, is expected to be the new iPhone, replacing the US $ 799 iPhone 11, the US $ 999 iPhone 11 Pro and the iPhone 11 Pro Max, which started at US $ 1,099 when it launched in 2019.
Prices are thought to remain largely the same, but Apple is expected to upgrade the device’s features, including a better camera, a faster chip and the company’s latest software, iOS 14.
There are also rumors that Apple might offer an iPhone 12 Mini, perhaps as a reaction from some people complaining about the smartphone becoming less and less budget-friendly. What the iPhone 12 probably won’t include is a Touch ID button, like the new iPad Air.
When Apple hit the market 5G, Apple is expected to become a big player soon. This year, Apple is likely to ship 50 million 5G iPhones, according to Strategy Analytics, which will make it the second-largest 5G vendor by 2020. Next year, Apple is expected to become the world‘s largest 5G cell phone vendor, Strategy Analytics said.