It was about a month later than most vintages, but this week finally saw Apple’s media event, showcasing its new iPhone product lineup. Unsurprisingly, we have four new devices in the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro series with staggered release dates. Apple also showed the upcoming HomePod, which is smaller and cheaper than the standard HomePod.
Apple’s media activities are clearly dominating the news this week, including not only the main hardware, but also the new MagSafe accessory ecosystem that comes with the iPhone 12. This week, pre-orders for the fourth-generation iPad Air have also started. As there are rumors that may be a Mac-themed event in November, please keep reading for all the details!
Everything announced at the 7 Minute Apple event
Apple this week Held the second month’s eventLaunched the long-awaited iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro series, the new HomePod mini and a series of MagSafe chargers and accessories that are magnetically attached to the back of the new iPhone.
The event lasted more than an hour, but we have Condensed all the content announced by Apple into a 7-minute video.
Looking to the future, there are rumors that The first Mac equipped with a custom Apple Silicon processor will be launched in November, Other events may occur.We are still waiting for some long-rumored products, such as The new gaming-focused Apple TV, AirTags item trackerwith AirPods Studio Headphones, but the release date of these things is still uncertain.
For more details on Apple’s announcement this week, check out other hot news below.
Apple launches iPhone 12 Pro and Pro Max with 5G, flat edge design, LiDAR scanner and other functions
This year’s flagship iPhone 6.1-inch iPhone 12 Pro and 6.7-inch iPhone 12 Pro Max, Both have a new flat frame design, a thinner frame, compatibility with 5G networks, faster A14 bionic chip, improved camera, LiDAR scanner for augmented reality, new Pacific Blue Color, enhanced durability and more.
Rumored iPhone 12 model There is no EarPods or charger in the package. Apple touted the environmental benefits of no longer bundling these accessories, noting that the move reduced carbon emissions and avoided the mining and use of rare earth elements. Removing these accessories also resulted in a thinner box for the iPhone 12 model. EarPods and power adapter Can be purchased separately, each discounted price is $19.
Apple never reveals how much RAM is in the iPhone, but Xcode reveals Both iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max have an increased 6GB RAM, While the low-end iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini remain at 4GB like the iPhone 11 model.As for performance, early benchmark test results indicate that the iPhone 12 lineup is 20-25% faster than iPhone 11 series.
Pre-orders for iPhone 12 Pro are in progress In many countries/regions, iPhone 12 Pro Max will be pre-ordered on November 6.
iPhone 12 Mini launches a smaller 5.4-inch display, starting at $699
Fans of small iPhones rejoice iPhone 12 mini is finally officially released.
With the edge-to-edge Super Retina XDR display, iPhone 12 mini is smaller than 4.7-inch iPhone 8, Although it has a larger 5.4-inch display. The device also uses a new flat edge design with a slightly thinner profile.
The new Wide lens of the iPhone 12 mini equipped with a dual-lens rear camera system has a ƒ/1.6 aperture, which is the fastest on the iPhone.
Like the high-end iPhone 12 Pro model, the iPhone 12 mini is equipped with Apple’s latest A14 bionic chip and 5G support. Apple said it provides a new four-fold drop protection with a new Ceramic Shield front glass and a new magnet-based MagSafe system. Provide precise wireless charging and easy-to-connect accessories, such as Apple Card leather wallets.
iPhone 12 mini will provide five aluminum finishes, including blue, green, black, white and (PRODUCT)RED. Pre-orders will begin on Friday, November 6 at 5 a.m. Pacific Time, and shipping and in-store delivery will begin one week later on Friday, November 13. Pricing starts at $699.
All these functions are Can also be used in the larger 6.1-inch iPhone 12, Which starts at $799, and can now be pre-ordered before its release on October 23.
Apple announces HomePod mini with spherical design and S5 chip for $99
Nearly three years after the launch of HomePod, the number of siblings of speakers using Siri technology has decreased.
The height of the spherical HomePod mini is only 3.3 inches, while the height of the standard HomePod is only 6.8 inches. However, Apple said that despite its smaller size, HomePod mini still uses “computing audio” to provide “amazing sound.”
In order to achieve this audio quality, HomePod mini is equipped with the same S5 chip as Apple Watch Series 5, So that the speaker can “analyze the unique characteristics of music and apply complex tuning models” to optimize loudness, adjust dynamic range, and so on.
The top of the speaker has a backlit touch surface with volume and playback controls, which will glow when Siri is invoked. By placing two HomePod mini speakers in a single room, a stereo pair can be created to achieve a wider sound field.
Like the existing HomePod, HomePod mini provides HomeKit smart home functions, audio transmission from iPhone, multi-user detection, ambient sound, and compatibility with the following devices. Apple’s new intercom function Used to send messages to everyone in the family-from one HomePod to another, or to an iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, AirPods, or a car with CarPlay.
The HomePod mini will be sold in white and space gray for $99, and pre-orders will begin on Friday, November 6.
Although not shown during the event, Apple also launched Beats Flex headphones, An upgraded version of BeatsX, priced at $49.99.
Apple launches new magnetic accessories for iPhone 12, reviving the “MagSafe” brand
Apple’s MagSafe accessories series will include chargers, protective cases, and even leather wallets that can store Apple cards. Some of these accessories can be ordered starting this Friday, others will be ordered later.
MagSafe used to be the name of Apple’s detachable power cord for MacBook, and this feature will be completely discontinued in 2019.
The fourth-generation iPad Air is now accepting pre-orders
Although Apple did not announce any news about the availability of the new iPad Air at Tuesday’s media event, the company Indeed started the reservation of the new tablet It will be released on Friday with the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro.
The 10.9-inch iPad Air starts at $599 and can store 64GB of storage space. Its edge-to-edge display has a unique Touch ID power button instead of Face ID. Like the new iPhone 12 model, the iPad Air Apple uses Apple’s new 5nm A14 Bionic chip.
The new “iPad Air” comes in silver, space gray, rose gold, green and blue, and has Apple Pencil 2 support, a 12-megapixel rear camera and a 7-megapixel front camera. After a week of reservations, it will be available from October 23 (Friday).
Expected to release the first Mac with Apple Silicon in November
The first Mac equipped with a custom Apple Silicon processor will be released in November, According to BloombergIt’s Mark Gurman. Although this Mac is expected to become a laptop, there are conflicting rumors about whether it is the new 13-inch MacBook Pro, the new MacBook Air or the resurrected 12-inch MacBook.
In the June WWDC keynote, Apple announced that it will Switch from Intel to your own Mac custom-designed processor Starting later this year, industry-leading performance per watt is expected to be achieved. At the time, Apple said it planned to deliver the first Mac with Apple Silicon before the end of this year and complete the transition in about two years.
Eight unreleased Mac models appeared in regulatory filings earlier this week, Adds credibility to the upcoming product.The leaker Jon Prosser’s report stated The Mac-oriented event will be held on November 17.
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