This morning, the well-known author of the leaks, Jon Prosser, says that Apple intends to send out the first batch of smartphones to distributors on October 5th. It will include the most affordable iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12, and both will receive three memory configurations: 64, 128 and 256 GB.
Additionally, Jon noted that the minimum storage capacity of the bigger iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max models will start at 128 GB. The presentation of the new iPhone is expected on October 13th.
Don’t worry — iPhone 12 Pro and Pro Max start at 128GB 🤗
— Jon Prosser (@jon_prosser) September 29, 2020
iPhone 12 mini will not support 5G networks and will cost around $700
Judging by the new data published on the web, fans of Apple smartphones will have to pay a lot to join the 5G club. The most affordable fifth-generation smartphone from the company will be the $1000 iPhone 12. But what about the iPhone 12 mini, which has been talked about a lot lately? Unfortunately, it will not receive support for 5G.
This was confirmed by The Wall Street Journal analyst Tom Forte. At the same time, the smartphone is still priced at $700. A lot, considering that the same amount in the US is asked for a brand new Galaxy S20 FE 5G. And the new flagship OnePlus 8T, also with 5G support, will not be much more expensive.
The rest of the iPhone 12 lineup will support 5G. Prices start from $1000 for the iPhone 12 with a 6.1-inch screen. iPhone 12 Pro with a screen of the same diagonal will cost $100 more. Well, the most expensive will be the iPhone 12 Pro Max at a price, according to various sources between $1200-1300.
The iPhone 12 will premiere on October 13, according to the latest data.
iPhone 12 mini performance may disappoint due to the Apple B14 chip
This year, the announcement of the next-generation iPhone has been delayed. The exact release date has not yet been announced. But, this does not prevent insiders and analysts from putting forward their own versions of the development of events.
Among the most frequently heard dates for the alleged presentation of the iPhone 12 is called October 13. Although there are those who believe that Apple is superstitious and is unlikely to arrange the event on the 13th, so they are waiting for the announcement of the new products on October 20.
It is expected that among the new products there will be a place for the smallest iPhone, which can be called the iPhone 12 mini, and it will receive a 5.4-inch screen. This model has a chance to become the best-selling smartphone in the new series of Apple devices. Some cite a weaker chipset than the other members of the iPhone 12 line as a cost-cutting factor.
For example, network whistleblower @MauriQHD claims that Apple has created a mid-range B14 chip. Allegedly, its appearance was the result of the company’s desire to minimize the price tag and offer an affordable model. In fact, they took the Apple A14 Bionic as a basis, but “tightened” the frequency of the cores. It is possible that the iPhone 12 mini will not be the only smartphone of the company where the new chip will find its use. It may well be installed in the upcoming iPhone SE Plus also.
Apple B14 chip
They have a midrange chip ready 👀
idk if its the battery-saving-but-less-powerful A14 i´ve leaked before, or a whole new chip
for the iPhone 12 Mini maybe? SE2 Plus? SE3? idk
i´ve had it for months
but #AppleEvent in 14 hours.. cant risk it
— Mauri QHD (@MauriQHD) September 15, 2020