The old-school Touch ID sensor is said to be too, in favor of a new fingerprint sensor baked into the TK. (Don’t worry: Face ID almost certainly isn’t going anywhere, and was almost certainly left out here due to cost. ) Throw in a TK chipset — which we’ve seen previously in the TK — a proper USB-C port, and a magnetic Smart Connector for magnetically attaching accessories, and we’re left with a reasonably priced tablet that packs some nearly Pro-level flexibility.
This year, however, Apple CFO Luca Maestri confirmed during the company's Q3 2020 earnings call that the new iPhones would be available "a few weeks" after the usual late-September launch window, presumably due to production and supply issues stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Sub-6 networks are by far the most common around the world so support for that standard is a given; the real question is whether the iPhone 12s will play nice with the faster-but-rarer mmWave networks used by carriers like Verizon. (You can check out our full iPhone rumor round-up here.
Apple will likely show off an updated version of the Apple Watch — the Series 6 — that’s said to pack a larger battery, no Force Touch, and all of the improvements available in watchOS 7.
Well, that’s that: Apple has just announced a special event on September 15th, where it’s expected to officially reveal its 2020 iPhone line-up.
If we’re lucky, we’ll also get our first glimpse at a new low-cost Apple Watch, which the company has allegedly been developing to replace the Series 3 as the company’s budget option.
The company has been holding its annual iPhone press conferences in September since 2012, and tends to stage those events on the second Tuesday or Wednesday of the month. Simple enough.
Apple is expected to reveal four models this year — two standard iPhone 12s and two slightly upmarket iPhone 12 Pros.