Apple iPhone 12 with 5G, HomePod Mini and extra: All the things introduced right this moment


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One other yr, one other iPhone. (Did I say that final yr?) That is the iPhone’s final yr of tweendom earlier than it hits teenhood: Apple introduced its four-model iPhone 12 line on Tuesday, the primary main revamp of the iPhone’s design since 2017’s iPhone X, which launched face unlocking and higher display screen know-how. This yr they sport an array of colours, extra fashions and 5G wi-fi assist throughout the lineup. Along with the HomePod Mini sensible speaker, we have been handled to the MagSafe wi-fi charging system for the iPhone and a stealth launch of the $50 Beats Flex wi-fi headphones.

Here is the way you order iPhone 12, Mini, Professional and Professional Max fashions, on completely different days and at completely different costs.

Apple’s late to the 5G occasion (should you can name it “late” when the occasion’s simply began), and incorporating the brand new wi-fi tech poses potential issues for Apple, however it might nonetheless be a giant win for the corporate and carriers. And specialists are already worrying concerning the new design’s have an effect on on repairability, on condition that Apple already ranks fairly low on that rating.

Verizon CEO Hans Vestberg got here out to speak about the iPhone on its 5G Extremely Wideband community and its enlargement plans, together with turning on its nationwide 5G community. The iPhone 12 has a customized antenna design and, in line with Apple, a boatload of testing. All fashions assist mmWave 5G, at the least within the US.


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Apple up to date its wi-fi charging with MagSafe for iPhone, a brand new charging coil design with a magnet that permits any suitable accent — resembling circumstances and different docks — to snap onto the again.  

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Thinner, smaller and lighter, the iPhone 12 incorporates the brand new OLED Tremendous Retina XDR show, boasting 460 ppi pixel density and Dolby Imaginative and prescient HDR assist. It has a brand new Ceramic Defend safety layer on the display screen as properly. It makes use of the A14 Bionic, the identical chip that is within the new iPad Air with improved AI processing. It is obtained a brand new digicam, after all, a twin setup with an f2.Four ultrawide digicam and f1.6 broad, Night time Mode obtainable on all cameras and night time time lapse. It begins at $799 within the US, £799 within the UK and AU$1,349 in Australia.

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Each the 6.1-inch Professional and 6.7-inch Professional Max get premium supplies and three cameras, in addition to lidar for depth mapping, AR and low-light autofocus. The Professional Max has a brand new sensor on its third telephoto digicam with sensor shift picture stabilization, which is common in common cameras. It additionally has a brand new format, Apple ProRaw, which synthesizes computational images and applies processing as parameters, so you’ll be able to change changes like sharpness after the very fact. For video, it will probably file 10-bit Dolby Imaginative and prescient HDR. The Professional begins at $999 (£999, AU$1,699), with the Professional Max at $1,099 (£1,099, AU$1,849).

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This 5.4-inch iPhone 12 Mini has the identical options because the iPhone 12 — simply smaller, thinner and lighter. It begins at $699 within the US, £699 within the UK and AU$1,199 in Australia (the identical as final yr’s iPhone 11).

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HomePod Mini

Accessible Nov. 15 for $99

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Apple’s tinier sensible speaker appears like a restaurant desk candle. The brand new Mini has a totally redesigned audio structure and makes use of “computational audio” to routinely modify sound traits. It will possibly autopair together with your iPhone when it comes into proximity, and naturally has deep integration with Siri. It prices $99 (£99, AU$149).


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