Apple scheduled a media event for October 13 amid expectations it would unveil one or more new iPhones which use ultrafast 5G wireless technology.
The event comes a month after Apple disappointed some fans with a September event which unveiled new service bundles but no new smartphone.
Apple, which has habitually unveiled new iPhones ahead of the holiday season, has said supply chain disruptions due to the pandemic have delayed its plans for product launches by several weeks.
A notice posted on Apple’s website offer no specific clues but included the message, “Hi, Speed,” in an apparent reference to the faster wireless networks being introduced in many parts of the world.
“Across the board we are seeing an uptick around production and pent up demand for the slate of iPhone 12 models (expecting 4 new models) set to be unveiled next week in this launch event,” said Daniel Ives at