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When Does the iPhone 12 Come Out?

When Does the iPhone 12 Come Out?
Written by Shikha Mehta

For all you Apple users out there, if your phone has grown old, then don’t replace it now. What you can really wait for is the brand-new iPhone 12. When you know it’s been long since Apple released its new phone and you’re in need of one, there’s only one question that’s bound to come to your mind – when does the iPhone 12 come out?

We know Apple has the simplest way of naming its models. Unlike other smartphone brands that has plenty of series releasing one after the other, Apple will only number the iPhones.

While the year 2020 has postponed all kinds of releases, your wait for iPhone 12 may have been prolonged.

When Does the iPhone Release its New Models?

The very first iPhone came out on 29th June 2007. Ever since then, every year Apple releases a new model of their smartphone. If it releases more than one phone in a year, they’re simply different versions of the same model, with very little difference.

For example, both iPhone 5C and 5S released on 20th September 2013. On the other hand, iPhone XS and XR released in the same year but not on the same date. However, if you see the dates, there’s barely a month’s gap between the two.

To understand the pattern of releases, let’s check out the models that have come out already.

When did iPhone 6S Come Out?

iPhone 6s is the oldest phone which is compatible with iOS 13. While 6 and 6 Plus came out on 19th September 2014, 6S and 6S Plus came out on 25th September 2015.

The difference between the two phones that released together barely lies in the size and screen resolution. Thus, there’s a slight difference between the thickness and weight of the phones too, the “Plus” one being bigger.

It works the same way with all the other iPhones that have released on the same date and have the same number.

Coming to the difference between 6 and 6S, they look the same but have a difference in technology. The latter is more sensitive to taps, light presses and hard presses. It has made navigation way smoother.

When did the iPhone 7 Come Out?

iPhone 7 and 7 Plus came out on 16th September 2016. As compared to the 6 and 6S series, iPhone 7 had a way better camera, storage space, display, RAM and battery life. By the first quarter of 2017, 21.5 million units of iPhone 7 and 17.4 units of 7 Plus were sold.

When did the iPhone 8 Come Out?

On 22nd September 2017, iPhone 8 and 8 Plus were released. If I am to compare it to the preceding series, the difference lies in the look (minor difference), software version it was released with, storage space, Bluetooth version and charging speed.

Even though many other things were similar to iPhone 7, both 8 and 8 Plus made a sale of 4.7 million in the last quarter of 2017 only.

iPhone X Release

So far, you have observed the pattern of iPhone releases – one model in a year, mostly in the month of September. This is the phone that broke the chain. It was the most awaited phone of the year and it released with an even more upgraded software version on 3rd November 2017.

Later, on 21st September 2018, Apple released iPhone XS and XS Max. On 26th October 2018 only, it released XR.

To compare the 3, XR is the biggest with a better battery, display, more colour options, 5x digital zoom and price. On the other hand, XS is more water resistant, has greater RAM and has 2 rear cameras of 12MP each.

When did the iPhone 11 Come Out?

On 20th September 2019, we were introduced to iPhone 11, 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max. As you can see, we are back to the September releases already. They have pretty new exciting colours and the pro versions have triple back cameras. Pro Max has the biggest display, great water resistance and the longest battery life.

Just a day before, iOS 13 was released. Thus, it came out with iOS 13, which has features like dark mode, professional photo and video editing, 3D experience with maps, Siri shortcuts, audio sharing through airpods and the strongest security.

What About the iPhone 9?

Did you realize that after 8 we had a 10 right away? Frankly speaking, I noticed that too when I first saw the promo of iPhone X. Then, we had the iPhone 11 series and the iPhone SE released on 24th April 2020 (another chain breaker).

Well, I can’t say why this number got missed out, but I can surely say that this is yet to be released. It is apparently supposed to be a low-cost phone. Even though nothing is officially announced yet, there are some rumours going around saying that it might be released.

So, the real question is – is there going to be an iPhone 9?

Well, when the rumour began, it was supposed to release in July. However, do we have an iPhone 9? No. Perhaps we’re skipping this missing number and moving on to 12, a model for which we still don’t have an official trailer.

iPhone 12 – The Awaited Phone of 2020

You’ve seen how Apple releases its major models every September. However, we’re already in the month and haven’t heard from them yet. Still, going by their pattern and the situation of 2020, we do assume that iPhone 12 series should be out.

Here’s what we’ve been assuming it will be like:

Features

It might look similar to the older models shape-wise. Some of the exciting features it is likely to have are:

  • OLED display
  • 120Hz refresh rate
  • 3 3D-depth back cameras
  • Battery that charges in 45 minutes
  • Compatible with 5G network

What’s in the Box?

Apparently, the box is supposed to have only the phone – no charger or earphones. Yes, no mobile accessories are meant to be in the box. Assuming that most Apple users already have their chargers and air pods or earphones, there are going to be no additional accessories in the box.

If this rumour is actually true, you’ve got nothing to worry about. You can buy them online at extremely reasonable rates all year round.

Software

While the current iOS being used in all devices in iOS 13.7, there are chances that iOS 14 will release soon in the fall of 2020. So, that makes higher possibilities of getting iPhone 12 with iOS 14. The software is meant to have the fastest processor and many other improved features.

Even though iPhone 12 isn’t officially announced yet, iOS 14 is. It is meant to change the entire look and feel of your current interface. From the look of your icons and library to the navigation controls and notifications – everything will be brand-new!

When is the iPhone 12 Coming Out?

As per the on-going rumours, iPhone 12 might be out sometime in October. However, if you really do want the official release date, you come back here a few days later.

The official announcement by Apple Inc is waited for the iPhone 12 series release. None of the ads you’ve seen on YouTube and Google on the official pages of the brand. Apparently, the real announcement will be made sometime this week.

So, stay tuned and come back here if you want to update yourself on when does the iPhone 12 actually release.

About the author

Shikha Mehta

I discovered my talent in writing while I was in high school. Since then, I discovered the joy of sharing your knowledge with people around you. This is the reason why I love making my contributions to Insights of Technology. Being a certified content writer, I have been writing on several topics, science & technology being one of my favorites.

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