Apple event highlights: 5G ready iPhone 12 series, HomePod Mini, and more

Apple Event Photo: Apple

Apple Inc is hosting a virtual event from Apple Park on Wednesday where the American technology giant is likely to launch the iPhone 12 series. Formally called the ‘Hi, Speed' event, Apple's October 13 event might debut the 5G network ready smartphones. This year, the company is expected to launch four models -- the iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max. According to a news report in Business Standard, the iPhone 12 series have a starting price under Rs 60,000; the iPhone 12 models will start from as low as Rs 59,000, while for the iPhone 12 Pro and Pro Max the starting price could be less than Rs 80,000.

Apple's ‘Hi, Speed' event India timing and livestream

The Apple's ‘Hi, Speed' event will begin at 10:30 pm (IST) on October 13. It will be livestreamed on the dedicated Apple Events mini site. The event will also be livestreamed on Apple's YouTube channel. You can also watch the event's livestream here from 10:30 pm.

Stay tuned for live updates.



Apple iPhone 12 launch event concludes

Stay tuned on for details information, including Indian pricing, of the Apple HomePod Mini and iPhone 12 series

iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max: Pricing

  • iPhone 12 Pro: Starts at $999
  • iPhone 12 Pro Max: Starts at $1099

iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max: Comparison

Apple iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max: Details

  • Ceramic shield display protection
  • IP68
  • iPhone 12 Pro: 6.1-inch Super Retina XDR display, HDR, Dolby Vision
  • iPhone 12 Pro Max: 6.7-inch Super Retina XDR display, HDR, Dolby Vision
  • A14 Bionic SoC – 5nm, 11.8 billion transistors, 6-core CPU, 4-core GPU, improved ISP, 16-cores neural engine
  • Camera: 12MP wide + 12MP ultra-wide + 12MP telephoto
  • LiDar scanner (Pro Max exclusive)
  • Deep fusion camera feature

iPhone 12 Pro unveiled

iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Mini: Pricing

Apple iPhone 12 Mini unveiled

iPhone 12 Mini is a small screen model with exact same features and specifications as iPhone 12

Apple iPhone 12: Details

  • 6.1-inch OLED screen
  • Ceramic sheet built
  • 5G ready
  • A14 Bionic SoC – 5nm, 11.8 billion transistors, 6-core CPU, 4-core GPU, 16-cores neural engine
  • League of Legends: Wild Rifts (game) coming to iPhone 12 later this year
  • Rear camera: 12MP wide + 12MP ultra-wide
  • Night mode will be available for front camera and ultra-wide sensor
  • Video features: Night mode time-lapse

iPhone 12 unveiled

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Tim Cook confirms 5G network ready iPhone launch

HomePod Mini costs $99

Apple HomePod Mini: Details

  • Apple S5 Chip
  • Computational Audio
  • True Wireless Stereo support
  • Ultra-high-band chip
  • Powered by Siri
  • Deep integration with iPhone
  • Supports Smart Home set-up with Apple HomeKit
  • Intercom for intra-home voice message delivery

Apple HomePod Mini unveiled

Tim Cook begins the iPhone 12 launch event with Apple Time Flies event recap

What else Apple could announce today

Besides iPhone 12, the American technology giant is expected to launch augmented reality glasses, HomePod Mini smart speaker and over-the-ear wireless headphones.

Is 120Hz refresh rate screen coming to iPhones?

Leaks suggest that iPhone 12 series might use screen of 120Hz refresh rate. However, noted leaker Jon Prosser on Twitter has different view

A14 Bionic likely to power the iPhone 12 series: Details here

  • Industry first 5nm chip
  • 40 per cent gain in performance
  • 30 per cent increase in graphic performance
  • Two times faster machine learning computing
The A14 Bionic debuted with the iPad Air

Daily Objects' cases hint four models in iPhone 12 series

Case maker Daily Objects' iPhone 12 series cases reveal four model line-up

Apple’s Diwali offer on iPhone

Apple is offering free AirPod with iPhone 11 through its online store. The offer is valid from October 17. The iPhone 11 starts from Rs 5,802 a month or Rs 49,300 with trade-in. The AirPods' price starts from Rs 14,900.

Apple iPhone 12 leak hints at new design, small display notch, and more

Apple has been using a wider notch display on its smartphone since the iPhone X. The notch is going to stay, but its size will reduce in the iPhone 12 series

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