Multiple sources point to iPhone 12 event on October 13

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A redesigned iPhone 12 is almost certainly just a few weeks away.
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The iPhone 12 will debut at a special event on October13, multiple sources claimed on Wednesday. The release date will reportedly come shortly thereafter.

Cupertino is widely expected to introduce its next-generation handset in October, with only the date remaining a mystery. According to several sources, there’ll be an Apple event the second Tuesday of that month to take the wraps off.

Jon Prosser, a YouTuber and frequent source of inside Apple information, laconically said on Twitter “I was told: Event October 13.” Prosser has a 72.7% accuracy rating from AppleTrack on previous predictions.

An employee at a UK cellular carrier reportedly told MacRumors that there will “perhaps” be an iPhone-centric event on Oct. 13. And AppleInsider makes a nearly identical claim.

No consensus on the iPhone 12 release date

While Apple will allegedly unveil the upgraded iPhone on Oct. 13, the device isn’t expected to go up for sale on that date. That’s typical — Cupertino typically makes buyers wait a few days.

Prosser says that preorders will begin on Friday, October 16, and the device will be in stores a week later, on Friday October 23. A delay of over a week is, in general, how Apple handled previous iPhone launches.

Both the MacRumors and AppleInsider sources claim that Apple will begin taking preorders immediately after the Oct. 13 event, and the handset will be in stores Oct. 16. This is much quicker than Cupertino typically begins offering handsets after announcing them.

What to expect from the next iPhone

According to numerous leaks and rumors, Apple plans to release no fewer than four iPhone 12 versions. These include a standard tier of 5.4- and 6.1-inch handsets, as well as 6.1- and 6.7-inch iPhone 12 Pro models.

All will feature redesigned chassis and OLED displays. And the handsets will be the first in Apple history with 5G networking capabilities.

Meanwhile, the iPhone 12 Pro will supposedly add a LiDAR 3D scanner like the one in the latest iPad Pro.