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iPhone 12 launch event confirmed, and Apple is hosting it next week

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The iPhone 12 is finally upon us, and Apple has set a date to reveal its new iPhones. October 13 is now confirmed as the date when Apple will be revealing new devices to the public, and we can't imagine the new phones won't be among them.

It's a virtual launch – that's down to the Covid-19 pandemic – and is set to start at 10am PT, 1pm ET or 6pm BST. That's 4am AEDT in Australia on October 14.

Apple has yet to confirm what we'll be seeing at this launch event, but the company's new phones have been so heavily rumored we're almost certain this will be the launch where the iPhone 12 series is introduced.

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The tagline on the poster for the event is "Hi, Speed" suggesting that Apple will be putting a focus on its power that is behind the new series of devices – or for faster download speeds with 5G.

Four phones and more?

Rumors suggest there will be four phones in the new iPhone lineup, including the iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max with a variety of different specs and prices.

There's every chance we'll be seeing new devices from other categories too with rumors of the new AirPods Studio headphones landing, and perhaps even the introduction of the long-rumored Apple AirTags.

We'll be running you through everything from the event with our own live blog on October 13, so be sure to come back to TechRadar then to tune in for all of our coverage.

James Peckham

James is Senior Phones Editor for TechRadar, and he has covered smartphones for the best part of a decade bringing you news on all the big announcements from top manufacturers making mobile phones. James is often testing out and reviewing the latest and greatest mobile phones, smartwatches, tablets, virtual reality headsets, fitness trackers and more. He has also worked on other leading tech brands, such as T3 and Gizmodo UK, as well as appearing as an expert on TV and radio for the BBC and other publications. Be sure to follow him on Twitter for all the latest smartphone news.

James is currently most excited about the Samsung Galaxy S22, God of War: Ragnarok and the rumored foldable iPhone