Sometimes the biggest leaker is Apple themselves.
Update- New HomePod and Apple TV Identifiers
Apple continues to update its Apple ID website, this time as spotted by Apple Software Updates with a new HomePod model. The new identifier for the HomePod device is “AudioAccessory5,1” and the image shown for the identifier is identical to one of the current HomePod.
Additionally, as 9to5mac reports Apple has also added a new identifier and placeholder for an unreleased Apple TV which is AppleTV11,1, vs. the latest AppleTV6,1. The placeholder for 11,1 remains the same as the current 4K Apple TV, meaning there is possibly no visual redesign.
Nearly 24 hours away from Apple’s most anticipated event of the year, a small server-side change has seemingly confirmed Apple’s plan to announce 4 new iPhone 12 models.
Originally spotted by Apple Software Updates, Apple has uploaded placeholder images on its Apple ID website for iPhones with identifiers 13,1 – 13,2 – 13,3 – and 13,4, correlating to the iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max respectively. The iPhone 11 series uses 12,1 – 12,3 and 12,5 with the 2020 iPhone SE using 12,8. The identifiers also match with those shown by Apple leaker @choco_bit back in June.
The images for the placeholders are identical to those of the iPhone 11, offering no real official glimpse at the new handsets just yet. The CDN images and identifiers are only available on Apple’s “Apple ID” website, and not anywhere else according to our findings. You can verify the placeholders exist by going to appleid.apple.com, and opening the image of your iPhone, and changing the identifier from its current one to 13,1 – 13,2 – 13,3 – or 13,4 in the URL link.
While a near-solid confirmation of Apple’s plan, it doesn’t come as much of a surprise. Since at least March leaker Jon Prosser has reported 4 new iPhones, with every leak and rumor corroborating it since. Apple will officially unveil the iPhone 12 series on Tuesday, October 13th at 10 AM PT via a live stream on its website and YouTube.