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Apple Announces New iPhone and HomePod mini Availability

Today Apple announced the following preorder and availability dates for its iPhone 12 lineup:

  • iPhone 12
    • Preorder Date: October 16
    • Availability: October 23
  • iPhone 12 mini
    • Preorder Date: November 6
    • Availability: November 13
  • iPhone 12 Pro
    • Preorder Date: October 16
    • Availability: October 23
  • iPhone 12 Pro Max
    • Preorder Date: November 6
    • Availability: November 13

Apple also announced dates for the new HomePod mini:

  • Pre-order: November 6
  • Availability: the week of November 16

Today’s iPhone announcements continue what is shaping up to be an unusually spread out product release schedule. What wasn’t mentioned today are a launch date for the iPad Air, a release date for macOS Big Sur, or Apple Silicon Macs, the first of which Apple said at WWDC would be released before the end of the year. I suspect that, as a result, we’ll see one more Apple event in 2020, most likely in November.


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