The rumor: Apple’s next iPad Pro is coming in just days, according to Kang (97% accurate).
In a response to being asked about when the new tablet was coming, Kang provided the following details…
The tablet is releasing in the middle of the month (April)
The Wi-Fi-only iPad Pro is releasing ahead of the cellular version
Our take: This is, by far, Kang’s most cryptic post yet. It was created in response to being harassed about the device from some of his followers (don’t do that, if that is you). Seems like this new iPad is imminent…
The rumor: Apple is working on an all-new iPad mini, according to Kang 康总 (97.8% accurate).
The edge-to-edge iPad mini is said to be in the P2 stage, which is early on in a product’s development cycle
It’s possible that Kang 康总 could be referring to a different model (our translation here is a bit inconsistent), but an iPad mini seems most likely
Our take: While there has been speculation of an edge-to-edge iPad mini for years, this is the first we’ve heard from a credible source. If we do ever see this product ship, I wouldn’t expect it for some time.
Note: As you may have noticed, no source is 100% accurate. That’s because all sources get some info right and some info wrong: do not harass anyone for their track record. The leaderboard functionality on AppleTrack is here only to help Apple enthusiasts better understand how likely a rumor really is.
As always, if you notice a discrepancy on someone’s record, let us know.
The leak: iPhone 12 models will include improved software alongside upgraded camera modules, according to Kang 康总 (97.8% accurate).
Enhanced Smart HDR will be upgraded to 3rd-generation Smart HDR
Deep fusion and night mode are also improving year-over-year
Our take: The physical camera upgrades are half of the story, but these improvements are equally exciting. Smart HDR has been amazing since it launched, so I’m curious to see what a 3rd generation version will bring.
The leak: Apple has a wildly unorthodox release schedule for iPhone 12 models this year, according to Kang 康总 (97.8% accurate).
iPhone 12 (6.1-inch) and iPhone 12 Pro (6.1-inch): Pre-orders on Friday, October 16, orders arrive on Friday, October 23
iPhone 12 mini (5.4-inch): Pre-orders on Friday, November 6, orders arrive on Friday, November 13
iPhone 12 Pro Max (6.7-inch): Pre-orders on Friday, November 13, orders arrive on Friday, November 20
Our take:Kang 康总 has nailed almost every detail of the past few Apple events down to the tee. That being said, the source gave a word of warning when it came to release dates, suggesting that this info is still fluid and not set in stone.
The leak: The new lower-cost Apple Watch rumored to be debut later this week will include a quick processor inside, according to Kang (95% accurate).
The speedy S5 processor will be present, which suggests this could include a built-in compass, like on the Series 5
An altimeter, initially introduced on the Apple Watch Series 3, will also remain on this lower-cost wearable
Our take: This source, Kang, nailed a ton of leaks for watchOS 7 and the iPhone SE earlier in 2020. Initially you may be surprised that Apple plans to put the barely year-old Series 5 processor in this low-cost watch. Then again, the S5 processor is identical to the 2018 S4…the only difference being a built-in magnetometer.
Thanks to DuanRui for spotting these posts on Weibo.