Jon Prosser: 82.4% accurate

131 rumors

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Reporting on leaks for years on his YouTube channel, Front Page Tech, and only becoming a source in 2020, Jon Prosser made a name for himself by sharing the iPhone SE (2020) release date before anyone else.

Rumor accuracy

Rumor list

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

2020

November 24

  • At least one 2021 iPhone model will be portless, link

October 15

  • Apple TV refresh happening in 2021, link
  • Third Apple event will be held on November 17 event, link
    • Announcement on November 10
    • First ARM Mac will be announced
  • Apple to hold March 16, 2021 event, link

October 14

  • iOS 14.3 coming in November 2020, link
  • AirTags coming in November 2020

October 13

  • 2020 finalized iPhone lineup, link
  • iPhone 12 mini and Pro Max available on November 13, link
  • iPhone 12 and 12 Pro Max available on October 23, link
  • All iPhone 12 Pro features, link
  • iPad Air pre-orders on October 16, link
  • iPad Air ships on October 23

October 9

  • AirTags delayed until March 2021, link
  • AirPods Studio not coming at October event, link
    • Luxury version will cost $599
    • Coming in March 2021
  • iPad Air launch date announcement at October event, link

October 7

  • Apple planning third November event, link

October 5

  • AirPods Studio is imminent, link
  • October 13 event announced on October 6, link

September 29

  • iPad Air orders happening imminently, link

September 28

  • iPhone 12 mini is 5.4-inch name, link
  • iPhone unveil on October 13

September 16

  • First look at AirPods Studio, link
    • Leather/metal design
    • Magnetic ear cups
    • Reversible
    • USB-C port in place of headphone jack

September 15

Products coming at September 15 event, link

  • iPad Air 4
  • iPad 8
  • Apple Watch SE
    • Series 4 design
    • No always-on display
    • No ECG
    • $279
  • Apple Watch Series 6
  • AirTags

September 14

  • First look at AirTags, link
  • U1 chip coming in future products, link
    • Apple Watch Series 6
    • HomePod mini
    • AirPods Studio
    • AirPods Pro
    • AirPods 3
    • iPad Pro
    • Apple TV
    • AirPods
    • Macs

September 12

  • No 120Hz display on iPhone in 2020, link

September 6

  • Press release scheduled for September 8 at 6am PST, link

September 1

  • Apple doing something on their website on September 8, link
    • Between 9-12EST

August 26

  • LiDAR sensor autofocus and subject detection, link
  • New video modes of 4k120p
    • 4k240p slow-mo
  • Enhanced night mode with extended exposure times
  • Advanced noise reduction
  • Bit depth video
  • Zoom enhancements
  • Same-size notch, link
  • “Noticeably thinner” bezels
  • Wider-angle Face ID works from even flat on a table
  • Display glass has slight curve
  • 10% larger rear camera module on 12 Pro Max

August 22

  • Apple’s foldable iPhone will have a fabric hinge, link
    • 2 separate displays combine to look like one seamless unit
    • Sides are made of rounded stainless steel
    • Outer display has no notch, but includes Face ID

August 12

  • New iPad
    • Released through a press release, link
    • Week 37 (beginning September 7)
  • Apple Watch
    • Released through a press release
    • Week 37 (beginning September 7)
  • iPhone 12 event
    • Week 42 (beginning October 12)
  • iPhone 12 devices
    • Preorders week 42 (beginning October 12)
    • Shipping week 43 (beginning October 19)
  • iPhone 12 Pro devices
    • Preorder and shipping in Nov (no exact date yet)

August 4

  • New iMac launching August 4 (later today), link
  • Spec bump release
  • Dropping at 10am PST, link

July 30

  • Apple planning October 2020 event for iPhone unveil, link

July 29

  • New iPad models releasing in October 2020, link

July 26

  • New iMac coming August 2020, link
    • No redesign

June 21

  • No new hardware at WWDC 2020, link

June 18

  • iOS will soon be called “iPhone OS,” link

May 29

  • 2021 iPhone 13 Pro will have same layout as 2020 iPhone 12 Pro, link

May 19

  • Apple’s upcoming AR glasses:
    • Named “Apple Glass,” link
    • $499
      • Prescription lenses available for additional charge
    • Pair to iPhone (like Apple Watch)
    • Will look similar to standard glasses
    • LiDAR sensor on right side
    • Wireless charging with included stand
    • “Displays in both lenses”
    • “Starboard” is UI name
    • Interaction happens through gestures on and in front of the glasses
    • Scan Apple QR codes
    • Announced at “One more thing” in Fall 2020 or at March 2021 event

May 15

  • Apple AR glasses coming between March-June 2021, link

May 10

2020 iPhone details:

  • 5.4-inch iPhone
    • Named “iPhone 12”
    • OLED, link
    • 4GB RAM
    • Storage:
      • 64GB
      • 128GB
      • 256GB
    • Aluminum body
    • A14 processor
    • 5G
    • Dual cameras
  • 6.1-inch iPhone
    • Named “iPhone 12”
    • OLED
    • 4GB RAM
    • Storage:
      • 64GB
      • 128GB
      • 256GB
    • Aluminum body
    • A14 processor
    • 5G
    • Dual cameras
  • 6.1-inch Pro iPhone
    • Named “iPhone 12 Pro”
    • OLED
      • 10-bit
    • 6GB RAM
    • Storage:
      • 128GB
      • 256GB
      • 512GB
    • Stainless steel body
    • A14 processor
    • 5G
    • Triple cameras
      • LiDAR
  • 6.7-inch Pro iPhone
    • Named “iPhone 12 Pro Max”
    • OLED
      • 10-bit
    • 6GB RAM
    • Storage:
      • 128GB
      • 256GB
      • 512GB
    • Stainless steel body
    • A14 processor
    • 5G
    • Triple cameras
      • LiDAR

May 9

  • Apple over-ear headphones will be called “AirPods Studio,” link

May 8

  • watchOS 7/8 will support to mental health tracking features, link
    • Ability to detect panic attacks before they happen

May 7

  • New Apple TV 4K ready to ship, link
    • A12X processor
    • Storage configurations:
      • 64GB
      • 128GB

May 6

  • iMac ready to ship, link
  • AirPods ready to ship

May 4

  • New MacBook Pro launching May 4 (later today), link
    • Dropping at 5:30am PST, link

April 30

  • 2020 iPhone pricing:
    • 5.4-inch: $649, link
    • 6.1-inch: $749
    • 6.1-inch Pro: $999
    • 6.7-inch Pro: $1,099

April 22

  • Final Cut Pro X (FCPX) coming to iPad Pro within the next year, link
  • Logic Pro coming to iPad Pro within the next year
  • Xcode coming to iPad Pro within the next year

April 19

  • New AirPods ready to launch, link
  • 2020 iPhone 12:
    • No Smart Connector, link
    • No Apple Pencil support
    • Schematic depicts smaller, collapsed notch, link

April 18

  • No USB-C on 2020 iPhone 12, link

April 15

  • “iPhone SE” name, link
  • iPhone SE releasing at 11am EST
  • iPhone SE to cost $399

April 13

  • New version of AirPower expected Q4 2020/Q1 2021

April 10

  • Apple working on home screen widgets
  • Apple developing third-party Control Center widgets, link
  • Leaked AirPower (C68) prototype photo with A11 chip inside, link

April 7

  • Apple over-ear headphones to cost $350, link
  • AirPods X for sports/running coming September/October 2020
    • ~$200
  • Apple plans to phase out Beats (eventually)

April 4

  • Updated 13-inch MacBook Pro (J223) releasing in May 2020, link

April 1

  • iPhone 9 may be announced on April 14/15, 2020 to overshadow OnePlus’ announcement, link

March 31

  • Coming at WWDC:
    • MacBook Pro
    • Over-ear headphones
    • AirTags, link
  • iPhone 9 shipments on April 22, link

March 26

  • iPhone 9 ready to ship in April, link

March 23

  • iPhone 12 delayed until October or November 2020, link

March 22

  • New version of AirPower is in the works, link

March 19

  • New iPad Pro releasing near end of 2020, link
    • 5G
    • A14x processor
  • Tentative date for WWDC 2020 is June 1, link

March 15

  • New Apple products coming this week, link
  • Powerbeats 4 T-Mobile leak, link

March 13

  • WWDC 2020 to be online-only, link
  • US Apple Stores to close to due coronavirus, link

March 10

  • Apple March 2020 event cancelled, link