iPhone 12 and new iPads likely releasing in October

The rumor: New iPhone and iPad models will be releasing in October of this year, according to Jon Prosser (78.4% accurate).

  • In years without a global pandemic, at least one of Apple’s flagship iPhones always ships in September
  • A Qualcomm executive suggested that a constraint in supply of 5G modems could be why
  • One of the new iPad models in question could be a 10.8-inch, lower-cost iPad Air

Our take: As I’ve mentioned before, I think it would be silly to assume that the iPhone 12’s development cycle wasn’t thrown for a loop due to COVID-19. October or even November are likely when the new iPhones, specifically will be dropping.