Apple just wrapped up its big iPhone 12 event where it announced four new iPhone 12 models, all of which support new faster 5G networks.
It also announced a new smart home speaker, called the HomePod Mini, and some fun accessories for the new iPhones that use magnets to attach to them.
Here’s are some of the highlight announcements from the event, but scroll down to see even more.
- The iPhone 12 with 5G.
- iPhone 12 Mini.
- iPhone 12 Pro.
- The HomePod Mini smart speaker.
- The iPhone 12 will use new MagSafe magnets for wireless charging and accessories.
Here’s starting price for each iPhone model in Apple’s new lineup:
- iPhone SE starts at $399
- iPhone XR starts at $499
- iPhone 11 starts at $599
- iPhone 12 Mini starts at $699
- iPhone 12 starts at $799
- iPhone 12 Pro starts at $999
- iPhone 12 Pro Max starts at $1,099
The new iPhone 12 Pro has a lidar sensor — here’s what that’s for
Apple’s iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max feature a new lidar sensor on the back. This was first introduced on the iPad Pro in March and is used for augmented reality, or AR, which Apple has been pushing pretty hard in recent years.
The Apple occasion has started with organization CEO Tim Cook reporting the new HomePod smaller than usual first. This is a more moderate variant of the HomePod shrewd speaker, which is controlled by Siri. The HomePod scaled down is much littler than the HomePod, as the name proposes. Apple at that point reported iPhone 12 arrangement, which started with a declaration that Apple is carrying 5G to its telephones unexpectedly. The iPhone 12 arrangement will transport with OLED shows. The iPhone 12 arrangement has Apple’s A14 Bionic SoC, which Apple says empowers “reassure quality gaming”. Apple additionally reported that League of Legends: Wild Rift is coming to iPhone in the not so distant future. This is an enormously mainstream PC game with a major eSports people group. The iPhone 12 will highlight MagSafe remote energizing innovation that supports to 15W remote charging.
HomePod smaller than usual
The HomePod smaller than usual has the S5 processor planned by Apple. The organization says HomePod scaled down has computational sound innovation to upgrade the sound for your room. The organization invested a ton of energy promoting the sound nature of this gadget, which will be intriguing to test. At the point when you place two HomePod smaller than expected gadgets in a similar room, they’ll “brilliantly become a sound system pair”, Apple said. Not long from now Apple says the iPhone’s U1 ultra wideband chip will cooperate with the HomePod smaller than expected to give haptic criticism and consistent sound handoff. HomePod little backings Apple Music, Apple Podcasts, and outsider administrations, for example, iHeartRadio, TuneIn, and Amazon Music.
Siri is a major aspect of the HomePod experience, and with the HomePod little, Apple is guaranteeing that Siri is better than anyone might have expected. Utilizing Siri HomePod smaller than usual can give you a snappy synopsis of your day, on the off chance that you request that it give you an update. Siri can likewise perceive voices of different individuals from your family unit, as indicated by Apple. This gadget additionally has bunches of savvy home highlights, which rely upon you having extras that help Apple’s HomeKit. Another fascinating component of the HomePod small is radio that lets you make a fast home radio framework to play messages in HomePod smaller than expected gadgets over your home.
iPhone 12 specifications
iPhone 12 ships with an OLED display, and has more durable Ceramic Shield glass technology, Apple said. The iPhone 12 series supports 5G and in the US it supports mmWave 5G too. All smartphones will ship with iOS 14 out of the box, along with the A14 Bionic SoC, which we’ve already seen in the new iPad Air. The A14 Bionic is a six-core processor with a four-core GPU. Apple says its CPU and GPU are both fastest among all smartphones.
The iPhone 12 has two 12-megapixel wide-angle sensors, with Apple claiming that the detail will be much better in low light photos. Apple also spent some time touting its night mode, which now works on all cameras of iPhone 12, including the front camera. As for video recording, the iPhone 12 gets night mode time-lapse which allows you to shoot excellent low-light videos, according to Apple.
Apple also introduced the new MagSafe wireless charging standard for iPhone. This standard supports up to 15W wireless charging. MagSafe accessories can snap on to the back of iPhones for better alignment of the charger. Apple is also launching a series of MagSafe accessories to improve the wireless charging experience, with one of these that lets you charge both your iPhone and Apple Watch using the same charger.
iPhone 12 mini specifications
The iPhone 12 mini has a 5.4-inch display, the same Super Retina XDR display, A14 Bionic SoC, 5G support, the same design, and the same cameras too. Apple says the only major difference between the iPhone 12 mini and the iPhone 12 is the size. It is smaller and lighter than 4.7-inch iPhones such as the iPhone 7, while giving you a bigger and better display.
iPhone 12 Pro specifications
The iPhone 12 Pro features a 6.1-inch display and the iPhone 12 Pro Max features a 6.7-inch display. The form factor of both devices is nearly identical to the predecessors according to Apple. This time around, Apple has improved the cameras a lot on the iPhone 12 Pro series. Apple’s Deep Fusion machine learning technology on all cameras. The triple rear camera setup on the iPhone 12 Pro features two wide-angle sensors and a telephoto sensor.
Apple is spending a lot of time talking about the A14 chip inside these new phones. It is supposed to have better AI performance, and Apple says it’s the fastest chip in a smartphone, which should enable phones to play more advanced games, such as League of Legends from Riot Games.
The iPhone 12 announced by Apple has a few cosmetic changes, according to images from Apple. It has flatter edges than the current iPhone 11 phones, and it comes in blue.
The iPhone 12 will have two camera lenses, one that shoots ultrawide photos and one that shoots wide photos. As Apple has focused on in recent years, it is using a lot of post-processing computer algorithms to combine photos and make them look better on these new phones.
The phone also has magnets on its back so that wireless chargers will snap to it. Apple calls the feature MagSafe, a reference to its historic magnetic laptop chargers. Apple says that third-party developers will be able to create accessories such as cases or chargers using the magnets. However, new iPhones won’t come with a charging brick in the box.