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iPhone 12 release date may have been revealed in new leak

Apple might not launch its next iPhones until October.

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Apple unveiled the iPhone 11 in September 2019. 

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Apple last month confirmed that its new iPhone will be delayed "a few weeks," leading some to speculate the company's expected iPhone 12 lineup won't be revealed until October. Apple has typically shown off its new phones  in September. Now, a new leak may offer up a more specific timeline. 

Apple may unveil the iPhone 12 during an event the week of Oct. 12, according to a tweet from mobile leaker and Front Page Tech host Jon Prosser. Preorders for the new iPhone would begin that week as well with devices starting to ship the week of Oct. 19, according to Prosser.

Apple didn't immediately respond to a request for comment. 

In what would be a bit of a surprise, Prosser also said the expected Apple Watch 6 could be unveiled alongside a new iPad in September ahead of the new iPhones. The Apple Watch 6 is rumored to include SpO2 tracking, the ability to monitor oxygen saturation in the blood, and offer more robust sleep tracking.

At this point, all the dates are still rumored and Prosser acknowledged in a follow-up tweet that launch timing could still change.