Apple's product release schedule has taken a bit of a hit this year with the pandemic, and the tech giant has already confirmed that its flagship iPhone 12 series will suffer a delayed launch which may see a staggered release of the four smartphone models.
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Twitter leaker Jon Prosser (opens in new tab) suggested that Apple would be sending out a press release today with details of the two products in lieu of a bona fide event, and saving the fanfare for the iPhone 12 launch event that he says has been pushed back from its usual September slot to October.
However, in a rare occurrence, Prosser wasn't quite on the nose; rather than dropping a press release for the Apple Watch Series 6 and iPad Air 4, Apple has instead announced its Apple Event (opens in new tab) set for 10AM PDT/ 1PM EST/ 6PM BST on Tuesday, September 15.
Looks like I was correct about there being a Press Release today, just not about what was in it. GG @markgurman pic.twitter.com/vzj6TCnrD5September 8, 2020
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We don't know what Apple will be showcasing, but we're either looking at two events: one for the new Apple Watch and iPad this month, with an iPhone 12 event to follow in October, or a single event that will dive into the rest of Apple's 2020 product lineup in one fell swoop.
According to Prosser, it'll be the former, but take it with a pinch of salt for now.