Leaked Target ad and Apple's YouTube channel might hold clues to iPhone 12 launch plans
Although the number of announcements is high enough to warrant a dedicated event, some within the tech space cannot wrap their heads around it and are still insistent that we will also see the iPhone 12 this week. And sure enough, some recent sightings do raise the possibility.
Apple has delisted iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 trailers
Apple's YouTube channel is the biggest indicator that the new models are not far away. The company has removed iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro promos from its official YouTube account. There are also no traces of the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR on its channel anymore.
The company has also deleted the Apple Watch Series 5 promo video. If the clip has been unlisted in preparation for the launch of its successor, it's only natural to assume that iPhone 11 trailer has been removed to make way for the iPhone 12 announcement.
Case makers and telecom operators are also hinting at a September unveiling
A store in Canada has already started selling the iPhone 12 cases made by accessory maker Baseus, which again doesn't guarantee that a launch is right around the corner. Totallee, which usually launches cases before new iPhone models are announced, has also listed its iPhone 12 cases on its website.
Does this mean we will see the iPhone 12 on Tuesday? Well, most reports point towards a delay in the release of the new iPhone models. Per most sources, we are looking at a late October announcement.
Thus, we will have to wait until Tuesday to find out if the company will break away from its seven-year tradition of September announcements.
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