Apple Watch’s next big refresh won’t land in September as recent reports have predicted, according to one reliable leaker. Fans could be waiting until October or November instead.
It is believed the iPhone 12 lineup will also launch later than usual this year as a result of production delays from COVID-19.
A number of tipsters have indicated in recent weeks that the next Apple Watch upgrade will come later this month — possibly alongside a major iPad Air refresh that will bring an edge-to-edge display.
But that’s not going to happen, according to Twitter tipster @L0vetodream, who has an 89.2% accuracy rating.
No new Apple Watch in September?
“There is no Watch this month,” reads a tweet published on Tuesday morning. No further details are provided, so it’s unclear when @L0vetodream expects next-generation wearables to arrive.
It’s also unclear if this is recent information. It’s certainly possible that an Apple Watch launch was planned for September, but then pushed back as a result of supply constraints or other issues.
A recent Bloomberg report, citing sources familiar with Apple’s plans, claims there will be two new models — one to replace Apple Watch Series 3 and another to succeed Apple Watch Series 5.
Apple is said to be targeting Fitbit and other lower-cost wearables with its more affordable model.
iPhone 12 will be late, too
If a new Apple Watch doesn’t appear this month, it could instead debut alongside iPhone 12 in October or November.
Sources say Apple’s more affordable iPhone 12 models could land earlier, but fans will have to wait longer for the Pro models. It is believed the release schedule could follow that of iPhone X’s in 2017.