Well, the kids are finally back in school, and this time of year usually means the start of something else…

A new model or models of the iPhone. But this year, Apple have had a change of heart.

For once, the new iPhone wasn’t even mentioned at the Apple Conference.

Instead, they’ve launched three new Apple Watches. So if you’ve been stressing out recently because you’ve haven’t been able to detect your blood oxygen levels, the Apple Watch is a must for you!

They also announced the new iPad Air 4, which they claim is four times faster than the top-selling Android tablet.

But what about the new iPhone 12 I hear you ask?

The Coronavirus has pushed the launched date back a tad, but rumours suggest that it’ll be released next month.

The iPhone 12 will be Apple’s first 5G Smartphone, and I’m sure you’ve heard a lot of press about 5G (mostly negative), but one promise is that the speeds will be up to 100 times faster than the current 4G Smartphone.

As with all statistics and promises, the network providers insist on using ‘up to’ in their marketing. But the fact is that we don’t really know, as the 5G network is still in its infancy.

Putting the 5G network aside, if you’re after an iPhone with an even bigger screen with possibly four rear-facing cameras, you haven’t got long to wait.

Personally, I’ve never been a ‘must have the latest edition’ type of person. Instead, I’ll be upgrading my iPhone 7 for an iPhone 11, as they’ll be considerably cheaper than the new iPhone 12. The latter are expected to be priced from £679 to £1,449. Ouch!

But even with social distancing, people will still be queuing round the block as usual.