Apple’s iPhone 12 launch event: How to watch it live today

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This story is part of Apple Event, our full coverage of the latest news from Apple headquarters.

Ah, October. Leaves turning brown, air getting chillier, pumpkins getting spicier aaaaaand Apple Stores dropping from the internet. It may solely imply one factor: Apple’s new iPhone is nearly right here. That is proper, the corporate’s next-generation telephone, likely called the iPhone 12, is predicted during an online-only event at 10 a.m. PT Tuesday. 

We’re anticipating to see a brand new boxier iPad Professional-inspired look, sooner processing chips and 5G wireless technology. This is what we have heard up to now in regards to the iPhone 12’s price and release date, and some features on our iPhone 12 wish list that Apple should steal from Samsung.

The brand new iPhone is the smartphone that Apple followers and trade watchers alike have been ready some time to see. It is the primary major revamp of the iPhone’s design since 2017, when Apple launched its $1,000 iPhone X, with its new face unlocking design and higher display expertise. One survey from Decluttr, a tool recycler and reseller, discovered {that a} “staggering” 53% of respondents plan to purchase this yr’s iPhone, touching off what analysts name a “supercycle” of telephone upgrades.

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“We consider iPhone 12 represents essentially the most vital product cycle for Cook dinner & Co. since iPhone 6 in 2014 and shall be one other defining chapter within the Apple development story wanting forward regardless of a softer client spending setting,” Wedbush analyst Daniel Ives wrote in an Oct. 6 be aware to traders. He referred to as this launch a “as soon as in a decade” occasion for Apple.

All advised, Apple’s occasion guarantees to be fascinating. It is the third such massive product bulletins Apple’s made in the course of the coronavirus pandemic, which has contaminated greater than 35.6 million individuals worldwide and killed more than 1 million

Apple’s occasion can even overlap with Amazon’s annual Prime Day gross sales occasion, which is being held on Oct. 13 and 14. Amazon usually holds its annual procuring vacation during the summer months, however like every thing else, the coronavirus appeared to throw off these plans too.

Whereas the iPhone shall be a key product we see at Apple’s occasion this yr, and sure what most individuals focus their consideration on, the corporate’s anticipated to have other devices to show off. These embody new Apple-branded over-ear headphones referred to as the AirPods Studio, potential updates for the $299 HomePod speaker, a possible “iPhone Mini” that sits someplace the $399 iPhone SE and $699 iPhone 11 and perhaps, doubtlessly, even Apple’s long-rumored AirTags beacons to search out your misplaced keys, amongst different issues.

Apple’s online-only occasion follows the corporate’s final bulletins in September for its newest iPads, Apple Watches and Apple One subscription service.

When is the Apple occasion?

Apple’s online-only occasion shall be held on Oct. 13 at 10 a.m. PT, which is 1 p.m. ET, 6 p.m. BST and four a.m. AEDT on Oct. 14 (sorry, Australia).

The place can I watch Apple’s livestream?

You can stream Apple’s occasion straight from the corporate’s web site.

What we will anticipate, in addition to the iPhone 12 launch?

Apple’s digital occasions are quick paced and slickly produced. And there is no less than one or two jokes they throw in to maintain you entertained. 

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Ian Sherr