Experts Told What to Expect from iPhone 12
Though people usually see new flagship iPhones in September, recent reports say that Apple may delay the iPhone 11 sequels due the COVID-19 pandemic. The coronavirus outbreak forced Apple to close its U.S. retail stores indefinitely and all its stores outside China. Suppliers in China have also shut down or are operating on limited capacity, which may impact not only inventory in September but sales, too.
The reports estimated that Apple may wait until October to announce the phone, which is about a month after the iPhone's usual launch. In addition, Apple will price the iPhone 12 at $649, the iPhone 12 Pro at $999 and the iPhone 12 Pro Max at $1,099, so iPhone 12 price may be cheaper than iPhone 11.
Apple is also speculated to completely revamp the iPhone's design with flat edges (similar to the new iPads). This could trigger what Wedbush analyst Dan Ives called «the perfect storm of demand,» which would drive up sales and result in a «super cycle» for Apple.
According to rumors, this year there may be a possibility that Apple will launch another new color, navy blue, on the iPhone 12 Pro. This would be on trend since blue is both Pantone's color pick for the new year («classic blue») and Shutterstock included «phantom blue» in its color forecast for 2020.