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iPhone 12 Launch Event – Apple announces Oct 13 keynote

Apple has revealed the date of its 2020 iPhone launch event: Tuesday, October 13.

We’ve known for a while that iPhone 12 would be delayed this year, but we originally made the mistake of thinking it would be announced at last month’s event. Instead, we got new iPads, new Watches, new software, and new services – but no iPhone.

Fast forward a month and Apple is ready to give the iPhone 12 its own launch event – and like its last two keynotes, this will be a pre-recorded event with no audience in sight. It’s a shame for those who want to be there in person, but for the rest of us, these pre-records arguably make for more compelling viewing.

Apple is widely expected to unveil four versions of its flagship device. Our best guess to the names? iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max. It looks likely that all four handsets will boast OLED displays this year, with the Pro models getting boosted camera and AR capabilities. We’ll just have to wait until the event for the full details.

You can stream the event live from Apple’s website at 10am PDT on Tuesday. If you miss it, rest assured we’ll keep you up to date with a big recap right here just as soon as the keynote wraps up.

This year, the event’s tagline is “hi, speed” meaning we could be in for some technical advancements that make the next-generation iPhones super-fast. Or maybe its an oblique clue to something else?

Apple also embedded an Augmented Reality date reveal on its event page. Tap the Apple icon from an iPhone or iPad and you’ll be treated to a 3D animation that can be viewed in isolation or overlaid on your kitchen table.