Apple YouTube channel may have leaked September 'iPhone 12' event date

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in General Discussion edited August 2020
A quick-acting AppleInsider reader has spotted a live "test" video for an event scheduled for September 10 at 1:15PM Eastern Time on Apple's YouTube channel -- which has since been removed.

Apple livestream test video on YouTube
Apple livestream test video on YouTube


The video showed up in a recommended feed on YouTube which shows off current videos and future events. The video in question listed a live stream scheduled for September 10, which would align with the 2019 event by date, but not by day.

Apple confirmed during its earnings call, that 2020 would not see a "normal" iPhone release schedule.

The event has been predicted to take place on October 12 for the "iPhone 12." The "Apple Watch Series 6" and a new iPad are expected to be announced via press release in September.

The data for the video, seen in this article sent by Ben from Nottingham, England, depicted a Thursday event at 1:15 PM Eastern Time which is highly abnormal for Apple events. The iPhone is normally announced at the beginning of the week with pre-orders that Friday or the next. Apple also starts events at the top of the hour, so take the image even more skeptically.

Comments

  • Reply 1 of 13
    BeatsBeats Posts: 3,073member
    "TEST"

    What they thought people couldn't see it? If the person was smart they could have placed any date to the publicly  displayed "TEST" video.

    With that said, the date isn't hard to guess.
  • Reply 2 of 13
    Why does everywhere say this test says September 10, 2020? That says October 9, 2020. September 10 would be 09/10/20.
    gregoriusmAnilu_777cornchip
  • Reply 3 of 13
    mccargos said:
    Why does everywhere say this test says September 10, 2020? That says October 9, 2020. September 10 would be 09/10/20.
    😂 I been thinking the same thing 
  • Reply 4 of 13
    mccargos said:
    Why does everywhere say this test says September 10, 2020? That says October 9, 2020. September 10 would be 09/10/20.
    10/09/20 in the UK is 10th September 2020
    10/09/20 in the USA is October 9th 2020
    as the time is 18:15 it is likely UK time otherwise it would say 1:15pm for Eastern time (or 13:15 if the 24 hour clock format was selected)

    Maybe we will just have to wait!!🤔
    Anilu_777ronnlolliverAlex1Ncornchip
  • Reply 5 of 13
    mccargos said:
    Why does everywhere say this test says September 10, 2020? That says October 9, 2020. September 10 would be 09/10/20.
    "The data for the video, seen in this article sent from a reader in the UK..."

    European date format places the day before the month:  dd/mm/yyyy.
    TechnoTacnoronnlolliverAlex1Nurahara
  • Reply 6 of 13
    mike1mike1 Posts: 2,995member
    mccargos said:
    Why does everywhere say this test says September 10, 2020? That says October 9, 2020. September 10 would be 09/10/20.
    10/09/20 in the UK is 10th September 2020
    10/09/20 in the USA is October 9th 2020
    as the time is 18:15 it is likely UK time otherwise it would say 1:15pm for Eastern time (or 13:15 if the 24 hour clock format was selected)

    Maybe we will just have to wait!!🤔

    Actually, in the US, Apple always posts the time as 10:00 am Pacific time. 1:00 pm start time on the east coast.
  • Reply 7 of 13
    johnbearjohnbear Posts: 160member
    I guess it would make more sense to postpone it for 12/12;)
    BeatsAlex1N
  • Reply 8 of 13
    BeatsBeats Posts: 3,073member
    johnbear said:
    I guess it would make more sense to postpone it for 12/12;)

    iPhone 12 release date confirmed!
    cornchip
  • Reply 9 of 13
    Tim’s proverbial, meticulous span of control will guarantee a highly orchestrated sequence of events. 
    He’s declared Thermonuclear War on leakers, as he had been tested to the edge of his nerves last year.
    So I expect this to be a misleading/fabricated hint, implying there will be a surprise event on some day, so unforeseen that it will freak out any leaker (bringing Prosser back to his regular proportion...)
    edited August 2020
  • Reply 10 of 13

    mccargos said:
    Why does everywhere say this test says September 10, 2020? That says October 9, 2020. September 10 would be 09/10/20.
    10/09/20 in the UK is 10th September 2020
    10/09/20 in the USA is October 9th 2020
    as the time is 18:15 it is likely UK time otherwise it would say 1:15pm for Eastern time (or 13:15 if the 24 hour clock format was selected)

    Maybe we will just have to wait!!🤔
    Yes.  If he’s in England they do day/month/year.  So it’s then odd that he’s got it the American way if October is correct.
  • Reply 11 of 13
    chadbagchadbag Posts: 1,689member
    October 9 makes more sense from a day of week perspective, being a Monday.   
    cornchip
  • Reply 12 of 13
    AF_HittAF_Hitt Posts: 138member
    Am I the only one in the world who looks at this as a standard Apple test that doesn’t tell us anything? For anyone with an Apple Watch, go to edit your complications and see what time your watch shows while in edit mode.... that’s right, 10:09. Every demo, every screenshot, everything Apple releases that shows a time, it’s 10:09. This is just a play on that from the testing team, nothing more.
  • Reply 13 of 13
    cornchipcornchip Posts: 1,903member
    AF_Hitt said:
    For anyone with an Apple Watch, go to edit your complications and see what time your watch shows while in edit mode.... that’s right, 10:09. Every demo, every screenshot, everything Apple releases that shows a time, it’s 10:09. This is just a play on that from the testing team, nothing more.
    That’s really cool. I feel like I’ve noticed that, but never really thought about it much. But it’s like the countdown to launch - 10, 9, 8....

    oh, Apple. 
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