The release details of the first batch of iPhone 12 models were leaked online, claiming that the variants would arrive in distributors on October 5.
Apple insider Jon Prosser recently shared on Twitter the initial shipment to distributors of the 6.1-inch iPhone 12 and the 5.4-inch iPhone Mini. According to him, the models will be at distributors on October 5 ahead of the devices' launch event. Prosser claimed that the lower-tier iPhone 12 models will be unveiled on October 13 along with the higher tier iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max.
However, the shipment of the high-end iPhone 12 models would reportedly start in November. The tipster also shared several details about the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Mini. he believed that these models would be available in 64 GB, 128 GB and 256 GB storage capacities. The tipster also mentioned that the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max would have a storage capacity starting at 128 GB in a follow-up tweet.
Prosser's latest claim seemingly aligns with the information shared by another insider Lovetodream. The said tipster revealed in May that the more affordable 5.4-inch iPhone 12 and the 6.1-inch iPhone 12 Mini would have a storage capacity starting at 64 GB. Lovetodream also mentioned that the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max would have a starting storage capacity of 128 GB.
Apple’s first shipment of final iPhone 12 units is going out to distributers on October 5th The shipment includes: iPhone 12 mini 5.4
(Definitely the final marketing name)
-64/128/256 iPhone 12 6.1
-64/128/256 Event on October 13, as I mentioned before. — Jon Prosser (@jon_prosser) September 29, 2020
In other iPhone 12 news, Macrumors recently reported that Apple's contract manufacturer in China is currently running its enormous Zhengzhou facility 24 hours a day. The site pointed Chinese media as the source of information. The Cupertino tech giant's main manufacturer in China is reportedly canceling holidays and introducing mandatory overtime with extra bonuses for long-serving employees, the report revealed.
Foxconn's assembly unit has allegedly offered around $1466 bonus for any worker who began after September 18, stayed for at least 90 days and worked for at least 55 days at the facility. For those who started on September 26, they are entitled to around $1246 bonus. The report also revealed that a lot of workers had been requested to cancel upcoming holidays like the National Day and Mid-Autumn Festival to make sure that the delivery of the iPhone 12 would be right on schedule.
It is worth mentioning that Prosser's latest information is unofficial and unconfirmed. In this case, it is smarter to take this with a pinch of salt.