4G-only iPhone 12 may launch in Spring 2021

The rumor: Following the announcement of four new iPhone 12 models this Fall, Apple will release another, lower-end model in the Spring, according to Fast Company (57.9% accurate).

  • The new model wouldn’t be equipped with a 5G in order to cut costs and offer the unit at a lower price
  • A release date in Spring 2021 echoes a Wedbush Securities (100% accurate) report from last month

Our take: This is likely this ‘iPhone SE Plus’ that we’ve heard rumblings about with an all-screen design and 5.5-6.1-inch display. The iPhone 6 design is incredibly dated now, and while it got the pass in 2020, it won’t be very competitive next year: que the 4g-only iPhone 12.