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How to watch the iPhone 12 launch: Apple’s live event is Oct. 13

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Ah, October. Leaves turning brown, air getting chillier, pumpkins getting spicier — or one thing. And now, Apple’s new iPhone too. That is proper, the corporate’s next-generation smartphone, likely called the iPhone 12, is predicted to launch during an online-only event on Oct. 13 this yr with a brand new boxier iPad Professional-inspired look, sooner 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 business watchers alike have been ready awhile 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 screen 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.

Learn extra: Will iPhone 12 have Touch ID so we can unlock our phones with masks on? Probably not

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

All instructed, Apple’s occasion guarantees to be attention-grabbing. 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 part 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 embrace 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 seek 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 count on, apart from the iPhone 12 launch?

Apple’s digital occasions are quick paced and slickly produced. And there is at the least one or two jokes they throw in to maintain you entertained. 



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Ian Sherr