Apple’s iPhone 12 launch event is today: Here’s how to watch it live

Apple’s so punny.


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 — or no matter. And now, Apple’s new iPhone is nearly right here. That is proper, the corporate’s next-generation cellphone, likely called the iPhone 12, is anticipated to launch during an online-only event today. We’re anticipating to see a brand new boxier iPad Professional-inspired look, quicker processing chips and 5G wireless technology. Here is what we have heard to date 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 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 know-how. One survey from Decluttr, a tool recycler and reseller, discovered {that a} “staggering” 53% of respondents plan to purchase this 12 months’s iPhone, touching off what analysts name a “supercycle” of cellphone upgrades.

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

All informed, Apple’s occasion guarantees to be attention-grabbing. It is the third such huge product bulletins Apple’s made through the coronavirus pandemic, which has contaminated greater than 35.6 million folks worldwide and killed more than 1 million

Apple’s occasion may even overlap with Amazon’s annual Prime Day gross sales occasion, which is being held on Oct. 13 and 14. Amazon sometimes holds its annual purchasing vacation during the summer months, however like the whole lot 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 12 months, and certain 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 are able to anticipate, in addition to the iPhone 12 launch?

Apple’s digital occasions are quick paced and slickly produced. And there is not less than one or two jokes they throw in to maintain you entertained. 

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Ian Sherr