iPhone 12 latest major leaks: Details on price and release dates just before launch

Tuesday sees Apple's big unveiling, and the iPhone 12 leaks just keep on coming.

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The big iPhone 12 event happened today, and you can see everything Apple announced here. Possible leaks about the iPhone 12 continued to appear even on launch day. Just this morning, well known leaker Evan Blass corroborated the rumor about the iPhone 12's new blue color option and hinted at a spherical shape for Apple's rumored new HomePod. Last week there was an even bigger one: Leaker Kang posted on Chinese social media site Weibo Friday that there will be four models of iPhones that range in price from $699 to $1,099, according to The Verge

The models include an iPhone 12 Mini with a 5.4-inch display, which starts at $699 and will be available for preorder on Nov. 6 or 7 with retail availability of Nov. 13 or 14. The 6.1-inch iPhone 12 will start at $799 and be available to preorder on Oct. 16 or 17, with release on Oct. 23 or 24. Both models come with storage options ranging from 64 to 256 gigabytes. 

Read: Our first impressions of the iPhone 12, 12 Mini, 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max 

The higher-end models include the 6.1-inch iPhone 12 Pro, which costs $999 and include a telephoto lens with 4x optical zoom and a lidar sensor for depth tracking, similar to the new iPad Pros. Preorders reportedly begin on Oct. 16 or 17, with release on Oct. 23 or 24. The 6.7-inch iPhone 12 Pro Max will start at $1,099, and include the lidar sensor and a telephoto lens with 5x optical zoom. It'll be available for preorder on Nov. 13 or 14, with a release date on Nov. 20 or 21. Both models will offer storage options ranging from 128GB to 512GB. 

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Kang also notes that Apple will sell a HomePod Mini for $99, as well as introduce a MagSafe charger, using the same branding as the magnetic charging cables found in its older MacBook laptops. 

An Apple spokesman wasn't available to respond to a request for comment.

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