When is the new Apple iPhone 12 coming out? Release date, price, 5G, specs, features and latest news and update

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APPLE has a new iPhone on the way – and gadget fans are desperate for news ahead of the mobile’s rumoured October launch.

Numerous leaks and rumours have hinted at iPhone 12’s release date, specs, price and more – here’s the latest on the mystery mobile.

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A new iPhone could launch any day now


A new iPhone could launch any day nowCredit: Apple

What is the iPhone 12?

Apple is expected to launch at least three new iPhone models in September – and maybe even four.

However, it did not mention the iPhone 12 at its latest Apple Event.

Some people thought the phone would be revealed at the September 15 event or at least mentioned.

Given that last year’s trio was named ‘iPhone 11’, it seems safe to assume we’ll get the iPhone 12 this year.

The iPhone 12 is expected to be Apple's first 5G smartphone


The iPhone 12 is expected to be Apple’s first 5G smartphoneCredit: Apple

It’s likely we’ll see something along the lines of an iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max.

All eyes are on Apple for a spectacular line-up too.

The 2019 roster of iPhone models wasn’t hugely different from the previous year.

But now industry insiders are expecting Apple to launch its first 5G iPhone model.

Rival phone makers have also charged ahead with all-screen front designs – and Apple could follow suit.

Sadly, Apple is keeping the final design and specs of its next smartphone top secret.

But reliable leaks will start emerging in the weeks running up to the September launch, and that might be in the very near future.

iPhone release date history

Here’s the full list…

  • iPhone – June 29, 2007
  • iPhone 3G – July 11, 2008
  • iPhone 3Gs – June 19, 2009
  • iPhone 4 – June 21, 2020
  • iPhone 4s – October 14, 2011
  • iPhone 5 – September 21, 2012
  • iPhone 5c – September 20, 2013
  • iPhone 5s – September 20, 2013
  • iPhone 6 – September 19, 2015
  • iPhone 6s – September 25, 2015
  • iPhone SE – March 31, 2016
  • iPhone 7 – September 16, 2017
  • iPhone 8 – September 22, 2017
  • iPhone X – November 3, 2017
  • iPhone XS – September 21, 2018
  • iPhone XR – October 26, 2018
  • iPhone 11, September 2019
  • iPhone SE (2nd) – April 24, 2020
We could see three or four new iPhone models


We could see three or four new iPhone modelsCredit: Apple

iPhone 12 release date – when is the next iPhone out?

Apple hosted a special event on September 15 but the iPhone 12 was not mentioned.

A delay for the iPhone 12 was expected given the global pandemic has pushed a lot of production back.

We did see two new iPads and Apple Watch at the event though.

Instead, most recent leaks suggest that Apple will launch the next iPhone in early October.

We don’t have a price yet, but we’d expect similar mark-ups to last year’s iPhone 11 range.

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In other news, this impressive iPhone 12 concept video could show off Apple’s secret design ahead of time.

Apple recently released a new “cheap” version of its iPhone SE.

The iPhone 12 could be the thinnest ever thanks to new screen technology.

And the new phone could also see through mist and fog thanks to rumoured ‘Spectral Edge’ camera integration.

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