It may have been a strange year so far, but Apple fans still have a lot to look forward to in 2020. Alongside the release of iPhone 12 and iOS 14, a new report claims that Apple is expected to launch a lot more before the year is out.
According to Bloomberg, Apple is said to have ordered 75 million iPhone 12 handsets from suppliers for release later this year. This is a similar number to the company’s orders for last year’s iPhone 11, indicating that in Apple’s view, the current global pandemic and economic recession aren’t expected to affect iPhone sales among consumers. In fact, people familiar with the situation claim that iPhone 12 sales could end up topping 80 million in 2020 alone.
The report notes that, as expected, Apple is set to launch four new iPhone models in October, though the handsets may be released in phases.
On top of that, the same report claims that a refreshed iPad Air is also incoming. The new lower-priced tablet is expected to borrow from the iPad Pro’s edge-to-edge display, although little else is known. And there’ll be two new Apple Watch models: one which succeeds the more recent Series 5, and a second that replaces the lower-end Apple Watch Series 3.
Finally, Apple is also expected to launch its first over-ear headphones which aren’t part of the Beats brand. This may form a new addition to the AirPods line, which Apple has already added to with its AirPods Pro earpods. And as if all that wasn’t enough, a smaller HomePod speaker is also said to be in development. Pandemic or not, Apple is clearly going full-throttle with its next-generation product launches.
Of course, where there’s a new iPhone, there’s also new software: iOS 14, which is currently in its beta phase of testing, will likely be released immediately before the iPhone 12 becomes available. It’s going to be a fun few months.
Unofficial iPhone 12 renders courtesy svetapple.sk