With a theoretical 11 days remaining until the iPhone 12 drops from heaven into our sordid little lives, the rumour mill is squabbling about how much the new handsets will cost. Two of the lesser-known leakers on the scene have published competing theories, although they agree that the Pro models will start at $999.
Apple RUMORs (sic) started things off with a bid of $649 for the smallest 5.4in iPhone 12 (which we expect to be branded as the mini) with the minimum 64GB of storage. The 6.1in iPhone, meanwhile, will start at $749 with 64GB, according to the leaker.
iAppleTimes wasn’t having this, and responded with a detailed price list of their own. According to this list the non-Pro iPhones will cost $50 more at each tier, with the 64GB iPhone 12 mini costing $699 and the 64GB iPhone 12 coming in at $799.
(If UK readers are wondering where this leaves us, bear in mind that current iPhone prices are slightly higher in pounds than they are in dollars: £729/$699 for the iPhone 11 and so on. So expect to add a small increment to the above numbers for the British price tags.)
The leakers agree on the Pro models, however; both think the 6.1in iPhone 12 Pro will start at $999 and the 6.7in iPhone 12 Pro Max at $1,099, in both cases with 128GB of storage. (The current consensus holds that Apple will keep the 64GB entry-level storage option for the basic iPhone 12 models, but the Pros will be
pushed up to a starting 128GB.)
It should be pointed out that these aren’t exactly brand-new theories – Jon Prosser told us the four handsets would start at $649/$749/$999/$1,099 months ago. This is better viewed as additional weight of evidence, particularly in terms of the Pro range starting at just under a grand.
We’ll find out for sure when the iPhone 12 makes its first public appearance, expected to happen on 12 October; follow the latest developments in our
iPhone 12 news hub. Or, if you’re more interested in the current range, take a look at our guide to the
best iPhone deals.
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