Top Stories: October 13 Apple Event, iPhone 12 and HomePod Mini Leaks, and More
The Apple iPhone 12 event has reached us, and leaks and rumors are circulating in the last days. We have the iPhone 12 and its launch time, small homepods and much more.
In addition, we are still looking at a number of other new products, including AirPods Studio, AirTags and the first Apple Silicon Max, so read below for the latest information on all of this!
The Apple event was announced for October 13: Here’s what to expect
Apple announced its second event this week on Tuesday, October 13th at Pacific Time. During the event, Apple is widely expected to unveil its iPhone 12 line, and there may be a few more products to announce it, so check out our overview article and video.
As well as the Apple Watch and iPad event in September, Apple will be hosting this event almost exclusively with a video broadcast from the Apple Park pavilion in California, and we have shared a guide on how to watch it.
It is alleged that the full details of the iPhone 12 lineup were leaked before Apple’s event next week
The iPhone 12 will definitely be the star of next week’s event, with a fresh round of leaks from Weibo source Kang claiming to share a lot of details about the upcoming lineup.
According to the leaks, all four models of the iPhone 12 have OLED Super Retina XDR displays and a new “ceramic shield” glass screen, all with the ability to shoot Dolby Vision video and provide high dynamic range.
In addition, all phones will support 5G, but only US models in the iPhone 12 line will support the faster mmWave 5G band. Leaks include “smart data wall” switching between 4G and 5G for power leaks, photo enhancements for Deep Fusion and Night Wall, and more.
In terms of launch time, the two 6.1-inch models are set to be released on October 16th and October 23rd. The 5.4-inch iPhone 12 Mini and 6.7-inch iPhone 12 Pro Max are set to launch. On November 13th and 20th, respectively, pre-orders start each week.
Prices start at $ 699 for the iPhone 12 Mini, $ 799 for the iPhone 12, $ 999 for the iPhone 12 Pro, and $ 1099 for the iPhone 12 Pro Max.
Liquor: The Homepod ‘Mini’ will launch next month at a cost of $ 99
After hearing earlier this week that a small, affordable homepod was about to be launched, a new rumor from Kang said that the “Homepod Mini” would be launched next month for only $ 99.
At 6.8 inches taller than the original Homepod, the speaker is 3.3 inches high and is powered by an S5 processor used in the Apple Watch Series 5 and Apple Watch SE.
The ‘Homepod Mini’ is said to go on sale on November 16th, and previous reports have suggested that the new speaker could only include two more tweets than the current seven models. We hope Apple will share information about the new speaker at next Tuesday’s event.
Apple revives ‘MagSafe’ brand for magnetic iPhone cases and wireless charging devices
Concurrent with the iPhone 12 lineup, Apple is reportedly planning to revive its “MagSafe” brand with a new iPhone case device and a pair of magnetic charging pads.
It is not entirely clear what the magnetic field will do, but the two official Apple wireless chargers, known as the “Mag Safe Charger” and the “Mag Safe Duo Charger”, will produce one or two watts of power.
Processor: Airpods studio to launch at $ 350, but will not feature next week’s Apple event, Air Tag delayed until March 2021
Two things that have escaped the big leaks about the iPhone 12, Homepod Mini and Mag Safe Charger today are about AirTags and AirPods Studio.
Their omissions indicate that they may not be attending next week’s event, and the leaking John Froser says they will not be attending the event, even though the launch of the AirPods studio is only a few weeks away. Proser says the “luxury variant” seen in a previously leaked photo will cost between $ 350 and $ 600 for a cheaper, more sporty model of headphones.
Proser says Bluetooth items like Apple’s tiles will not be unveiled at Tuesday’s event, known as trackers air tags, and will be pushed back to March 2021 instead of being launched.
Bloomberg: The first Mac with Apple Silicon will be announced in November
Another 2020 product launch we have been waiting for is the first Mac based on Apple silicon chips, manufactured by Apple itself rather than the Intel processor. Apple has said that the first Apple Silicon Mac will be launched before the end of the year but we will not see it at next week’s festival.
New report from BloombergMark Gurman says the new Mac, which could be the 13-inch MacBook Pro or MacBook Air, should be launched in November. At that point it seems that it will need its own virtual media event.
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