Prolific Apple tipster John Prosser has confirmed that Apple will double the entry level storage capacities of the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max to 128GB, which addresses much criticized 64GB starting point in iPhone 11 Pro models. But it’s not all good news.
While iPhone 12 Pro models will get this (long awaited) storage bump, Prosser states that the all-new iPhone 12 mini (“Definitely the final marketing name”) and iPhone 12 will be stuck with 64GB of storage. They will also have the same 64/128/256GB upgrade options as the iPhone 11 line-up, missing out on the 512GB top tier available to the iPhone 12 Pro models.
In addition to this, Prosser reiterates that Apple will announce the new iPhones on October 13 while “Apple’s first shipment of final iPhone 12 units is going out to distributors on October 5th.” Given Prosser’s high success rate in leaking Apple launches in 2020, and near-consensus among leakers around this date, you should add it to your calendar.
Will the big storage jump reignite excitement in Apple’s new iPhones? It’s a good (perhaps vital) move following revelations that iPhone 12 range will have smaller batteries, retain their large display notch and potentially treat only the iPhone 12 Pro Max as a ‘real flagship’ with the smaller iPhone 12 Pro tipped to miss out on camera and top tier 5G upgrades.
Of course, Apple fans will have an angular new chassis design to look forward to, as well as relatively small price increases compared to other 5G iPhones. But, for my money, the real star of the show will be the iPhone Apple won’t release until early next year.
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