Apple iPhone 12 Launch Event October 2020 LIVE Updates: Apple announces four new iPhones at tonight’s virtual launch event starting from iPhone 12 Mini to iPhone 12 to two Pro models including iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max.
Apple iPhone 12 Launch Event 2020 LIVE Updates: Apple announces four new iPhones at tonight’s virtual launch event starting from iPhone 12 Mini to iPhone 12 to two Pro models including iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max. To begin with, iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro will be available for consumers in India starting Friday, October 30 while the other two models iPhone 12 Mini and iPhone 12 Pro Max will come later next month. Apple also announced HomePod Mini at Rs 9,900 from apple.com and Apple Authorised Resellers.
India pricing of iPhone 12 series
iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini will be available in 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB models in blue, green, black, white, and PRODUCT(RED), starting at Rs 79,900 and Rs 69,900, respectively from apple.com and through Apple Authorised Resellers. iPhone 12 will be available in India beginning Friday, October 30.
iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max will be available in 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB models in graphite, silver, gold, and pacific blue starting at Rs 119,900 and Rs 129,900, respectively from apple.com, and Apple Authorised Resellers. iPhone 12 Pro will be available in India beginning Friday, October 30.
iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max
Apple announces iPhone 12 Pro at a starting price of $999. The iPhone 12 Pro comes in three storage models including 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB. The iPhone 12 Pro Max starts at $1099 and is available in three models 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB.
iPhone 12 Pro models announced
Apple further announces two new iPhone 12 models including iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max. The Pro model comes with a 6.5 inches screen while the Pro Max comes with 6.7 inches Retina display. Both the iPhones are powered by A14 Bionic chipset that also powers the cheaper iPhones. The iPhone 12 Pro comes with 12MP ultrawide 12 wide angle lens 12 telephoto lens. Both these iPhones come with deep fusion camera feature. Notably, iPhone 12 Pro Max comes with new camera system with more ‘pro-level’ features compared to the iPhone 12 Pro cameras. Furthermore. HDR video recording is coming to iPhones for the first time ever. iPhone 12 Pro will be able to record videos in Dolby Vision HDR too and also edit in the Photos app itself.
The Pro models come with LiDar scanner that will offer ‘an instant AR experience’. It’s also used to focus on objects for photography in low-light conditions.
iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Mini price
Apple launches iPhone 12 at a starting price of $799 while the iPhone 12 Mini starts at a lower price tag of $699.
Apple announces iPhone 12 Mini
The iPhone 12 Mini offers everything iPhone 12 delivers just has a smaller 5.7inches Super Retina XDR Display. It comes in five colours and packs the latest Bionic A15, iOS 14 and more. Apple’s new iPhones won’t ship with earbuds or chargers.
Apple announces Magsafe
Apple has just announced MagSafe for iPhone which promises to improve the wireless charging experience on the iPhone 12 but this technique works only for the all new iPhone 12.
iPhone 12 cameras
iPhone 12 comes with 12MP ultra wide camera + 12MP wide angle lens. The camera of the iPhone 12 will be able to click stunning pictures in low light as well, Apple claims. The company has improved the Night mode as well. Night mode now comes in both front and rear cameras across all iPhone 12 models.
iPhone 12 performance
The iPhone 12 is powered by A14 Bionic which is much faster when compared to the A13 that runs the iPhone 11 lineup. The same chip powers all the models in the new lineup and offers 60% fast graphics when compared to the previous generation chip. Apple is highlighting the ‘incredible’ gaming performance that the all new iPhone 12 can offer.
iPhone 12 announced
Apple unveils the iPhone 12 in five new and fresh colours including blue, red, black, white and green. the iPhone 12 comes with Super Retina XDR Display which Apple claims is one of the most durable and best screens ever. The iPhone 12 is supported with Ceramic Sheild that makes the phone durable than ever before. The iPhone 12 offers 4 times better drop performance, Apple claims. The iPhone 12 is powered by A14 Bionic.
HomePod Mini India price announced
HomePod mini will be available in white and space grey for Rs 9,900 from apple.com and Apple Authorised Resellers.
Tim Cook announces 5G iPhones
Next up is the iPhone. And for the very first time iPhones are going to come with 5G support. As far as the rumours are concerned, all the iPhone models launching today — could be around four of them — will come with 5G support. Apple has partnered with Verizon to bring 5G iPhones for the very first time.
“The beginning of a new era for iPhone: 5G” said Tim Cook at the Apple Event.
Apple launches HomePod Mini at $99
The all new HomePod Mini comes with an intelligent assistant and makes all homes smarter than ever before. Apple is talking a lot about the privacy and security of users. The HomePod Mini boasts of a new design and is capable of consistent 360-degree sound experience, the company claims. The smart speaker comes with the support of Siri. The HomePod Mini will be able to use your iPhone and alert there’s a new call or a message, or even an email or more. The deep integration with the iPhone makes the experience seamless. You will also be able to control multiple things including lights, etc. HomePod mini comes in two colour options, and is priced at $99.
Apple event begins
The online launch event begins and as the tradition goes the live stream starts with showing the Apple Park. Following which Tim Cook takes the stage and provides the recap of the last Apple event. The first product that Cook announces today is for our homes — the all new Home Pod Mini.
How to watch Apple event tonight?
The Apple launch event will begin at at 10 AM California time, from within the Apple Park. This translates to 10:30 PM IST. You will be able to stream the event live on Apple’s official website, from inside of the Apple TV app and on the company’s official YouTube channel.
Image: Voice/Evan Blass
What to expect from Apple event today?
Apple may launch as many as four new iPhone 12 models ranging in size from 5.4-inches to 6.7-inches. The phones are said to have a different design with a flat-sided body, similar to how the iPad Pro looks. All four models are expected to come with OLED displays as well as 5G, though not every new iPhone will support millimeter wave band. The phones will likely feature Apple’s new high-performance A14 chipset and an upgraded camera. However, in the case of the Pro models, they will also get a LiDAR sensor that could make augmented reality (AR) experiences more immersive. Expect the iPhone 12 series to start at $699 and go up to $1099 for the top-end model.
iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max first look
iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max images leaked ahead of the Apple event set to begin at 10:30PM IST. Both the Ppro models look similar with triple rear cameras inside of the square camera module. The images show the iPhone 12 Pro and the Pro Max will come in four colour options. Both of these phones will pack a bigger OLED screen when compared to iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Mini, three rear cameras, single sensor on the front, flat back panel unlike the iPhone 11, A14 bionic chipset, iOS 14, and more.
iPhone 12 images got leaked ahead of the Apple event set to begin at the iPhone 12 looks almost like the iPhone 11 with dual cameras inside of the square camera module. The images show the iPhone 12 will come in five colour options include black, blue, white, coral and a few others. As far as the specs are concerned the iPhone 12 is expected to come in 6.1-inches OLED screen, dual rear cameras, single sensor on the front, flat back panel unlike the iPhone 11, A14 bionic chipset, iOS 14, and more.
The iPhone 12 Mini also looks similar, just the screen is smaller in comparison. It will pack a 5.4 inches screen.
What is Tim Cook teasing on Twitter?
Just a few hours before the iPhone 12 event, Apple CEO Tim Cook tweeted his event playlist on Apple Music. When you open the link, you will be directed to the list of 27 songs that are part of Cook’s event playlist. All 27 tracks belong to different genres of music. It’s very hard to make out what Cook is trying to tease. The tweet didn’t clarify much – but our guess is that Cook has just teased the HomePod Mini or the rumoured AirPods Studio.
Apple iPhone 12 series will not come with a 120Hz display
Apple’s latest iPhones will not come with a 120Hz as the company chose to forgo the feature in favour of 5G connectivity. According to a report by Jon Prosser, the company chose to do this because having both features would drain the battery life exponentially. And marketing better connectivity via 5G would be easier than explaining to consumers the benefits of a 120Hz display. HomePod Mini has been fully leaked ahead of today’s launch
Yes, this is our first look at the HomePod Mini. The images, published by @Evan Blass, reveal a spherical-shaped HomePod Mini. Honestly, the HomePod Mini does different from the original HomePod – though it’s still covered with a mesh fabric. Based on leaks and speculation, the HomePod Mini will retail for $99 (or about Rs 7,270). In comparison, the original HomePod was launched at a retail price of $349 (or approx Rs 25,600)
iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini will be available in 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB models in blue, green, black, white, and PRODUCT(RED), starting at Rs 79,900 and Rs 69,900, respectively from apple.com and through Apple Authorised Resellers. iPhone 12 will be available in India beginning Friday, October 30. iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max will be available in 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB models in graphite, silver, gold, and pacific blue starting at Rs 119,900 and Rs 129,900, respectively from apple.com, and Apple Authorised Resellers. iPhone 12 Pro will be available in India beginning Friday, October 30.