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Apple iPhone 12 with 5G, HomePod Mini and more: Everything announced today


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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 major revamp of the iPhone’s design since 2017’s iPhone X, which launched face unlocking and higher display expertise. This yr they sport an array of colours, extra fashions and 5G wi-fi help throughout the lineup. Along with the HomePod Mini good speaker, we have been handled to the MagSafe wireless charging system for the iPhone and a stealth launch of the $50 Beats Flex wireless headphones.

Apple’s late to the 5G celebration (should you can name it “late” when the celebration’s simply began), and incorporating the brand new wi-fi tech poses potential problems for Apple, but it surely may nonetheless be a big win for the company and carriers. And specialists are already worrying in regards to the new design’s affect 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 Ultra Wideband network and its growth plans, together with turning on its nationwide 5G community. The iPhone 12 has a customized antenna design and, based on Apple, a boatload of testing. All fashions help mmWave 5G, at the very 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 appropriate accent — similar to instances 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 help. It has a brand new Ceramic Protect safety layer on the display as effectively. 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, in fact, a twin setup with an f2.Four ultrawide digicam and f1.6 vast, Night time Mode accessible 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 standard in common cameras. It additionally has a brand new format, Apple ProRaw, which synthesizes computational pictures and applies processing as parameters, so you may change changes like sharpness after the actual fact. For video, it will probably document 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 good speaker appears to be like like a restaurant desk candle. The brand new Mini has a totally redesigned audio structure and makes use of “computational audio” to routinely regulate sound traits. It could possibly autopair along 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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