This article is based on an article from the Japanese edition of Engadget and was created using the translation tool Deepl.
We've heard rumors that this year's flagship iPhone 12(tentative) series will be announced on September 8 (U.S. local time / same below), and the new iPad Pro and Apple Silicon Mac will be announced on October 27, both of which will be online events.
According to iHacktu Pro, an Apple-related leaker (a leading source of information of unknown origin), the Apple Watch, the AirPower wireless charging mat, and the entry-level iPad will be announced on September 8, in addition to the iPhone. Later on October 27, the Apple Silicon-powered MacBook (presumably 12-inch) and 13-inch MacBook Pro will be unveiled on October 27.
Apple Special Events— iHacktu Pro (@ihacktu) July 24, 2020
September 8 (online)
iPad Pro, Apple Silicon Macs (MacBook,MacBook Pro13”),(unless online Apple Glass)#Apple #event #ios #iPhone12 #AIRPOWER #iPad #macbook pic.twitter.com/QXIkvNSRY2
As for the iPhone 12, it is widely expected to be announced and released in October or later due to supply chain disruptions and consumer demand concerns due to the new coronavirus disaster. So it's hard to believe it. Nevertheless, the majority of the unannounced products named above are expected to be released before the end of the year.
As for AirPower, for example, famous leaker Jon Prosser tweeted a photo of what he called a prototype, claiming that the "overheating problem has been overcome", and famous analyst Ming-Chi Kuo also said that Apple is preparing a small wireless charging mat. And the Apple Silicon Mac has also been previewed by Apple for release by the end of the year, and Kuo had previously predicted that the first model would be the 13-inch MacBook Pro.
Interestingly, there's a tweet about the October 27th event, "unless online (as long as it's a physical event) Apple Glass". Apple Glass (provisionally) is rumored to be the lighter of the two AR devices being prepared, and is widely believed to be available in 2023. However, Prosser, mentioned above, claimed it would be released in mid-2021.
iHacktu Pro's tweet later explained that this information came from two leakers, one of whom was Twitter. The Twitter source was later quoted as this person, and a tweet from komiya_kj was the main source, presumably corroborated by another mysterious source.
Apple Special Events— Komiya (@komiya_kj) July 24, 2020
September 8 (online)
iPad Pro, Apple Silicon Macs (MacBook,MacBook Pro13”),(unless online Apple Glass)
The announcement of the flagship iPhone in September and the new iPad Pro in October are also in line with the timeline of the past few years. And AppleInsider has commented that iHacktu Pro has a proven track record and is generally reliable.
It's not uncommon in Apple's history for the company to announce new products ahead of time and then set the actual release date for months later. While the company has a number of unannounced products in the pipeline, it has often been rumored that it has not been able to announce them due to the spread of the new coronavirus, and the company may be in the midst of considering the order in which they should be released internally.
Source: iHacktu Pro(Twitter)
This article is based on an article from the Japanese edition of Engadget and was created using the translation tool Deepl. The Japanese edition of Engadget does not guarantee the accuracy or reliability of this article.