Apple Announces October 13 Event for New iPhone Launch

Apple already had an event last month, where the company introduced new Apple Watch and iPad products. But because of the coronavirus, the company’s usual iPhone launch timeline has been delayed. Cupertino usually launches new iPhones in September, but the company was forced to delay the launch due to issues caused by COVID-19.

And if you have been waiting for the new iPhones, we finally have a date for the next iPhone event: October 13. Apple today sent out invites for its next event, where the company is expected to launch the new iPhone 12.

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The event invite, titled “Hi, Speed” hints at the 5G connectivity that we are expecting to see on the next set of iPhone devices. Apple is actually launching a bunch of different iPhone 12 devices this month. In fact, the company is expected to release four different models of the device: a 5.4-inch model, a low-end 6.1-inch model, a high-end 6.1-inch model, and finally, a 6.7-inch model.

It’s possible Apple will launch a couple of other products along with the new iPhone lineup. Rumours are hinting at new over-ear AirPods headphones, Apple’s own tracking tags called AirTags and a smaller HomePod. And maybe, just maybe, we will get to hear more about Apple’s ARM-based Mac devices.

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  • ghostrider

    06 October, 2020 - 1:04 pm

    <p>Interest seems low this year. Another Apple event, more expensive bling that people don't really need. Yet another iteration of what's been before – many times. Those mid-range/low price handsets look more appealing all the time. Spending &gt;$1000 on a phone just isn't important any more. Will 5G really make that much of a difference – are people that desperate for a service that will likely only work in a few places?</p>

    • christianwilson

      Premium Member
      06 October, 2020 - 1:41 pm

      <blockquote><em><a href="#584180">In reply to ghostrider:</a></em></blockquote><p>5G is funny. Today, I don't think there is much to be excited about. This isn't like going from EDGE &gt; 3G &gt; LTE yet. Long term, I think 5G can be something consumers can be excited about as it could compete with cable providers for home internet access. The competition would be nice, but I doubt many locations have the necessary infrastructure to handle that today. </p>

      • waethorn

        06 October, 2020 - 1:54 pm

        <blockquote><em><a href="#584197">In reply to christianwilson:</a></em></blockquote><p>The difference between cellular and hardline Internet is in the reliability and bandwidth costs. I'd wager for hardline cable or FttH any day over cellular.</p>

    • sammyg

      06 October, 2020 - 5:16 pm

      <blockquote><em><a href="#584180">In reply to ghostrider:</a></em></blockquote><p>And yet their continued profits do not match your take on things. We get it, you do not like Apple.</p>

    • David Berk

      06 October, 2020 - 6:05 pm

      <blockquote><em><a href="#584180">In reply to ghostrider:</a></em></blockquote><p>Or replace a phone that’s 3+ years (since they’re supported for at least double that) old in which case it’s a great upgrade for another phone that will also last a long time. And 5G will actually grow into it.</p>

    • curtisspendlove

      07 October, 2020 - 12:07 am

      <blockquote><em><a href="#584180">In reply to ghostrider:</a></em></blockquote><p><em>Those mid-range/low price handsets look more appealing all the time.</em>&nbsp;</p><p><br></p><p>I have considered an iPhone SE. But then again my XR is perfectly fine. But we will see what the 12 offers. It is nice to have choice. :)</p>

    • Oreo

      12 October, 2020 - 4:37 am

      <blockquote><em><a href="#584180">In reply to ghostrider:</a></em></blockquote><p>IMHO Apple phones are a good investment. I bought my iPhone 7 four years ago and I plan to keep it for another year or so. That's 5 years out of a phone, which puts the investment in perspective. </p>

  • Chris_Kez

    Premium Member
    06 October, 2020 - 2:17 pm

    <p>Funny, I saw the “speed” reference and assumed it referred to the new A14 processor.</p>

    • Mehedi Hassan

      Premium Member
      06 October, 2020 - 2:49 pm

      <blockquote><em><a href="#584222">In reply to Chris_Kez:</a></em></blockquote><p>I mean, that's a given with every new Apple processor. </p>

      • Chris_Kez

        Premium Member
        06 October, 2020 - 3:53 pm

        <blockquote><em><a href="#584235">In reply to Mehedi:</a></em></blockquote><p>I think Apple fans will be pleasantly surprised by this one, though.</p>

  • crunchyfrog

    Premium Member
    06 October, 2020 - 4:14 pm

    <p>Hopefully, Hi, Speed will include product availability. Don't want to find out most of the products are weeks away from launching.</p>

    • jackwagon

      Premium Member
      06 October, 2020 - 11:52 pm

      <blockquote><em><a href="#584246">In reply to crunchyfrog:</a></em></blockquote><p>I'm old enough to remember when Apple products were pretty much on their way to the stores as they were being announced. It'd be nice to know more details about their Apple Silicon offerings, at least.</p>

  • crunchyfrog

    Premium Member
    06 October, 2020 - 4:16 pm

    <p>What's weird to me is I went to put this event into my iPhone calendar and as soon as I started typing A-P-P-L, the calendar app offered the event date and time for my entry. Spooky.</p>

  • red.radar

    Premium Member
    07 October, 2020 - 8:54 am

    <p>Refreshed Apple TV with updates SOC would be nice too. </p>

  • miker

    Premium Member
    07 October, 2020 - 2:56 pm

    <p>Does the announcement of an Apple announcement really deserve such prominent positioning on your site? Really? The announcement of an announcement? </p>

    • Paul Thurrott

      Premium Member
      07 October, 2020 - 3:31 pm



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