Leaker Jon Prosser: Apple Watch and iPad Launching in September, iPhone 12 Event to Take Place in October

Apple last month confirmed that this year's iPhone 12 models will launch outside of their normal September timeframe and will be "available a few weeks later," which has led to speculation about when an event might be held.

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Leaker Jon Prosser, who sometimes shares accurate knowledge of Apple's plans, today said that Apple will hold its ‌iPhone 12‌ event during the week of October 12, with preorders to take place later that week and shipments to start the week after that.

If these dates are accurate, Apple could hold an event on Tuesday, October 13, accepting preorders for new the lower-cost ‌iPhone 12‌ models on October 16, and delivering the new devices starting on October 23.


There have been multiple rumors suggesting the possibility of a staggered release that will see some models launch before other models, which Prosser also says is the case. While the ‌iPhone 12‌ models will ship in October, Prosser claims the ‌iPhone 12‌ Pro models will not be available until an unspecified date in November.

Prosser also claims that Apple will release the Apple Watch Series 6 and an unspecified new iPad via press release during the week of September 7. It would be unusual for Apple to unveil the Apple Watch ahead of new iPhones because in past years, iPhone events have also included the Apple Watch.

Prosser says that this info is "in the system," but the staggered release date and the "uncertainty of final dates for the Pro models" means the dates could "slip/change." Last month, Prosser claimed that the ‌iPhone 12‌ models and new iPads would launch in October.

While Prosser has in the past correctly predicted some of Apple's launch plans, he has also shared incorrect information. In June, he inaccurately claimed that Apple was planning to rename iOS to "iPhoneOS," and he shared images of what he claimed was Apple's AirPower charging mat, with those images later turning out to be a clone device that wasn't the ‌AirPower‌ at all.

Some of Prosser's claims have also been somewhat outlandish, such as his suggestion that Apple is working on a set of Steve Jobs heritage edition Apple Glasses modeled after the glasses that Jobs wore.

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Top Rated Comments

HeavenDynamic Avatar
32 months ago
I don't believe the Apple Watch Series 6 is going to be announced via a press release. It will obviously run watchOS 7 that also needs iOS 14. The final version of iOS 14 obviously contains a lot of informations about the new iPhones. It makes no sense to release it before the event. Look what happened when the iOS 11 GM leaked even tho the iPhone X has only been released in November.

Plus it seems weird to launch new OS, Apple Watch and iPad via press releases rather than wait a few weeks for all the Apple Event hype and media coverage.
Score: 38 Votes (Like | Disagree)
now i see it Avatar
32 months ago
if it's delayed until November I'm switching to android...
(someone had to say it)
Score: 35 Votes (Like | Disagree)
farewelwilliams Avatar
32 months ago
i want to emphasize the article. this is the same leaker that said the Steve Jobs Heritage Edition of AR glasses is coming out which mark gurman has denied.

he also stole leaked photos of the reworked airpower and put his own watermark on them which turned out to be false.

make many guesses and obviously you’d be correct some of the time.
Score: 27 Votes (Like | Disagree)
dantracht Avatar
32 months ago
Nope. Not falling for his schtick again.
Score: 21 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Apple_Robert Avatar
32 months ago
I am not buying what John is selling. There is no way Apple will release the new Apple Watch separately much less press release.

I think John is looking for new channel subscriptions. He is one obnoxious person. I couldn’t make it through one of his videos. That was the first and last time I gave him any of my time.
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jmgregory1 Avatar
32 months ago
I certainly hope Apple launches actual new iPad Pro models on September 7th. I’m itching to upgrade from my 2018 12.9” model, if they put an A14X in it, maybe include 5G. The screen could go on as is, given it’s so good already. Micro LED would be ok if they’re ready for that upgrade.

The other thing I’d like to see changed is the FaceID cameras getting moved to the long edge, since it’s so often used in landscape.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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