6.1-inch iPhone 12 models could debut ahead of others

The rumor: Apple will debut both 6.1-inch iPhone 12 models ahead of the 5.4 and 6.7-inch variants as part of a two-wave release, according to DigiTimes (61% accurate).

  • iPhone 12 Max (6.1-inch) and iPhone 12 Pro (6.1-inch) could release prior to the iPhone 12 (5.4-inch) and iPhone 12 Pro Max (6.7-inch)
  • Apple confirmed the new iPhones will be shipping later than usual this year

Our take: It would be a bit odd for Apple to launch one Pro and one non-Pro iPhone from each tier at the same time, and then follow-up a bit later with the release of the smallest and largest models. That being said, it’s an interesting idea for sure: I’m just not sold on it.