Barclays: 64.7% accurate

34 rumors

Rating: 2 out of 5.

A British multinational investment bank that also gives Apple rumors from time to time? Yes, that’s Barclays.

Rumor Breakdown

Rumor List

  • Green = True
  • Red = False
  • Yellow = Pending

2020

June 25

  • No EarPods will be in the box for iPhone 12, link
  • No charging brick will be in the box for iPhone 12
  • All 2020 iPhones will be announced in September
  • Some 2020 iPhones will release in October/November
  • iPhone 12 Pros will have 3 cameras + LiDAR
  • iPad Pro refresh happening later in 2020
  • AirPods 3 coming in the first half of 2021

April 17, 2020

  • mmWave iPhones may not ship in 2020, link

January 16, 2020

  • iPhone 12 models will have “refreshed” Face ID system, link
  • 3D sensing via ToF technology
  • 2021 iPhones:
    • One model may remove the Lightning port
      • EarPods will be removed from the box

2019

November 22, 2019

  • iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max:
    • 6GB RAM, link
    • Faster mmWave 5G support (counted x2 for both models)
  • Standard iPhone 12 model to have 4GB RAM
  • iPhone SE 2 production will begin in February 2020

May 24, 2019

  • All new 2019 iPhones will have an additional camera lens, link
  • No 3D Touch on any new 2019 iPhone
  • 6.1-inch 2019 iPhone will have 4GB RAM
  • 2020 iPhones:
    • 5G
    • 3D rear-sensing capabilities
    • Acoustic fingerprint tech for full-screen Touch ID
  • New iPhone SE 2 in early 2020 with iPhone 8 internals

January 17, 2019

  • New 2019 6.1-inch iPhone to have 4×4 MIMO antenna design, link

2018

August 27, 2018

  • No 3D Touch on 5.8/6.5-inch 2019 iPhones, link
  • 6.1-inch LCD iPhone delayed by a month, link
  • AirPods 2 will launch in the fourth quarter of 2019
  • AirPods wireless charging case available in September 2018
  • AirPower available in September 2018
  • Cheaper HomePod launching in 2019
  • 2018 iPhones could support pen input

April 30, 2018

  • No headphone jack dongle included with 2018 iPhones, link

February 14, 2018

2018 iPhones:

  • Second generation TrueDepth camera system, link
  • 3 new iPhones coming in total
  • Smaller notch
  • TrueDepth system (Face ID) coming in next iPad Pro refresh
  • Rear/ world-facing 3D sensor in development, but may not launch even in 2019