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Apple announces September 15 virtual event where it could unveil new iPhone 12 following months of delays due to the coronavirus pandemic

  • Apple announced it will hold a virtual event September 15 at 10am PDT
  • Many believe this event will provide the first look at the upcoming iPhone 12 
  • Apple experienced production delays this year due to the coronavirus pandemic
  • Leading many users in the dark about when they will see the iPhone 12
  • Apple is also said to release four new models of the upcoming handset 

Apple has announced a major launch event for next Tuesday, with fans speculating that it could see the unveiling of a new Apple Watch, iPad or even the next-gen iPhone 12. 

The tech giant’s website shared a new post in its upcoming event section that reads, ‘Join us from Apple Park. September 15, 2020, at 10am PDT.’

Although no context was included about the reason for the event, Apple typically reveals the latest smartphone around this time – previous years saw it happen on September 12.

September has been the set month for when Apple releases its next-gen iPhone, but the ongoing health crisis of the coronavirus and travel restrictions created a number of delays for the tech giant. 

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Apple was rumored to announce its Apple Watch Series 6 and a new iPad Air Tuesday, but instead the world received news of the event that could unveil its next-gen iPhone

Apple was rumored to have something great in-store for the public today and the hashtag ‘appleevent’ began trending on Twitter early Tuesday morning with thousands anticipating the big reveal.  

Mark Gurman from Bloomberg had previously speculated the announcement would be the date of the firm’s traditional iPhone unveiling event.

Gurman suggests all of the products will be showcased at one event, which has been the way of Apple for many years – and it seems the analyst was right. 

However, it is not yet confirmed if the iPhone 12 will take center stage on September 15. 

Apple was rumored to have something great in-store for the public today and the hashtag'appleevent' began trending on Twitter early Tuesday morning with thousands anticipating the big reveal. Many believed it was a  new Apple Watch Series 6 and an iPad Air

Apple was rumored to have something great in-store for the public today and the hashtag ‘appleevent’ began trending on Twitter early Tuesday morning with thousands anticipating the big reveal. Many believed it was a  new Apple Watch Series 6 and an iPad Air

Other rumors circulating have suggested the firm is set to release four new iPhone 12 models, including a ‘Mini’ iPhone with a 5.4-inch screen.

All four new iPhone 12 models – Pro, Pro Max, standard model and ‘Mini’ – will support 5G, according to LetsGoDigital. 

Concept Creator created renders of the iPhone 12 Pro and Pro Max models for LetsGoDigital, based on'known information'

Concept Creator created renders of the iPhone 12 Pro and Pro Max models for LetsGoDigital, based on ‘known information’

The iPhone 12 Pro models are also expected to have other AR functions building on its Memoji avatar capability, which allows users to create animated versions of themselves from within the Messages app.

The round edges of the four iPhone 12 models will give way to more straight lines for a ‘whole new look’, while the phones could be getting even thinner.

The iPhone 12 Pro Max would be only 7.4mm, almost 10 per cent thinner than the 8.1mm-thick iPhone 11 Pro Max, LetsGoDigital reports.

Face ID, the facial recognition technology introduced with the iPhone X in 2017, will remain on the new models, meaning the Touch ID button will not be making a comeback with the iPhone 12.

Face ID will receive a hardware upgrade, however, so faces will be recognized even faster, the report says.

All the iPhone 12 models will be equipped with an A14 Bionic chip processor and come with OLED displays.

They will be offered in four colours – Silver, Space Grey, Midnight Green and a new ‘Navy Blue’. 

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