Dbrand enlists “iPhone 12” and “iPhone 12 Plus” for upcoming lower-end iPhone cases despite previous rumors stating differently

Previous rumors state the 5.4-inch iPhone is called the iPhone "mini."

Source: Dbrand

Earlier today, we learned that smartphone case maker Mous enlisted its cases for the iPhone 12 lineup for preorder. It turns out, Dbrand is doing the same, albeit, with a twist.

You see, up until now, a couple of rumors have revealed what Apple will name the upcoming iPhones in the iPhone 12 lineup. According to those rumors, the 5.4-inch iPhone will be named the iPhone mini, the 6.1-inch iPhone will be called the iPhone 12, the higher-end 6.1-inch iPhone will be called the iPhone 12 Pro, and finally, the 6.7-inch iPhone will be called the iPhone 12 Pro Max.

Dbrand introduced a twist.

Here’s how Dbrand is listing these instead:

  • 5.4-inch iPhone: iPhone 12
  • 6.1-inch iPhone: iPhone 12 Plus
  • 6.1-inch higher-end iPhone: iPhone 12 Pro
  • 6.7-inch iPhone: iPhone 12 Pro Max

Let’s weigh the evidence, particularly with regards to the 5.4-inch lower-end iPhone. This is because most changes in the nomenclature are occurring in this model.

Earlier this week, leaker DuanRui leaked some images on Twitter containing distribution stickers for Apple’s original Silicone Cases. Those stickers mentioned the 5.4-inch iPhone as iPhone 12 mini and the lower-end 6.1-inch iPhone as just iPhone 12.

Now, Apple’s distribution stickers mean that the nomenclature, according to the company, is finalized. Combine that with the fact that case manufacturers usually don’t have firsthand information on upcoming Apple products. They simply tread on the information obtained from rumours and CAD leaks.

Having said that, it’s logical to assume that the 5.4-inch iPhone will stick with the iPhone mini moniker.

Furthermore, it’s worth noting that Dbrand’s website has October 2020 listed as the shipping date for its cases for the iPhone 12 lineup. It doesn’t mention a specific date. However, preorders have commenced.

Apple is expected to announce these iPhones along with Tile-like trackers dubbed AirTags and potentially, AirPods Studio, at an event on October 13.

Let us know your thoughts on Dbrand’s latest listings for cases for the iPhone 12 lineup in the comments section below. What do you think Apple will name the upcoming iPhones?