Apple may hold its iPhone 12 event on October 13, pre-orders rumored to start October 16

The next Apple event unveiling the iPhone 12 family is rumored to take place on Tuesday, October 13, with preorders starting the following Friday, October 16.

That’s according to a tipster contacting AppleInsider:

The tip was sent by someone self-identified as working for a carrier in the Netherlands. While there is no concrete evidence corroborating the event date itself, the message’s IP address is one within a range controlled by a carrier’s corporate network.

Coincidentally or not, Apple’s services and internet software chief Eddy Cue has appeared in an internal presentation for UK carriers EE and BT about the company’s upcoming 5G iPhone. According to the leaked presentation, the next iPhone unveiling will happen within days, reports MacRumors.

“We are just days away from Apple’s next major launch, a 5G iPhone, which will be a huge boost for 5G,” declared British Telecom CEO Marc Allera in the Cupertino company’s internal video presentation. “Teams in all parts of Consumer have been preparing all year to win this launch and be Europe’s number one partner for Apple.”

MacRumors wrote:

Apple’s services chief Eddy Cue made a brief appearance during the video, praising EE for becoming the first carrier to offer smartphone plans bundled with multiple Apple services, including Apple Music, Apple Arcade and Apple TV+.

BT has shared this presentation with its employees today.