October 2020 event

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How to Watch Apple's iPhone 12 Event on October 13, 2020

Tuesday October 6, 2020 11:49 am PDT by
Apple this morning announced a second 2020 event, which is set to take place on Tuesday, October 13 at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time through a livestream. Apple is expected to unveil the new iPhone 12 lineup and we could also see the launch of rumored products like the AirTags, smaller HomePod, AirPods Studio, and Apple Silicon Macs. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. There ...

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Watch Apple's Promotional Ads for iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, and HomePod mini

Wednesday October 14, 2020 4:06 am PDT by
Apple has posted promotional ads on its YouTube channel for all the new products that were announced during Tuesday's Apple event, including the iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, and HomePod mini. Check out the embedded videos below. Hello 5G. A14 Bionic, the fastest smartphone chip ever. Night mode on all cameras. Super Retina XDR display. The first camera ever to record in Dolby Vision. Ceramic...

Everything Apple Announced at Today's Event in 7 Minutes

Tuesday October 13, 2020 2:11 pm PDT by
Apple today held its annual iPhone-centric event, introducing the new iPhone 12 mini, ‌iPhone 12‌, iPhone 12 Pro, ‌iPhone 12 Pro‌ Max, and, as a bonus, HomePod mini and new MagSafe charging options for iPhones. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. It took Apple an hour to introduce the new devices during the "Hi, Speed" event, but we've recapped all of the announcements ...

iPhone 12 Lineup's mmWave 5G Support Limited to the United States

Tuesday October 13, 2020 1:17 pm PDT by
As expected, the entire iPhone 12 lineup is compatible with faster 5G networks, but Apple's website confirms that support for high-frequency mmWave bands is limited to models sold in the United States. This includes compatibility with Verizon's new 5G Ultra Wideband network, which as of today is available in 55 cities across the country. mmWave is supported on all iPhone 12 models sold in...

Apple Introduces New MagSafe Cases and Accessories for iPhone 12

Tuesday October 13, 2020 11:51 am PDT by
Following the announcement of the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro today, Apple has introduced a new collection of cases and accessories on its online store. The central feature of these accessories is support for MagSafe on ‌iPhone 12‌. With MagSafe, the new line of cases will automatically snap onto the back of the ‌iPhone 12‌ and ‌iPhone 12 Pro‌, making for super easy application. Charging...

iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Mini Cost $30 Extra for T-Mobile, Sprint, or SIM-Free Models [Updated]

Tuesday October 13, 2020 11:37 am PDT by
While the 5.4-inch iPhone 12 mini and 6.1-inch iPhone 12 are advertised as starting at $699 and $799 respectively in the United States, this pricing only applies to Verizon and AT&T models, which qualify for an "instant discount" of $30 at launch. Pricing for T-Mobile, Sprint, and SIM-free versions of the iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12 starts at $729 and $829 respectively. There is no price ...

iPhone 12 Pre-Order Dates: 6.1-Inch Models on Friday, Mini and Pro Max Models on November 6

Tuesday October 13, 2020 11:19 am PDT by
Apple today announced that the 6.1-inch models of the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro will be available to pre-order beginning this Friday, October 16 at 5 a.m. Pacific Time, with deliveries and in-store availability beginning one week later on Friday, October 23. The smaller 5.4-inch iPhone 12 mini and larger 6.7-inch iPhone 12 Pro Max are launching later, with pre-orders beginning Friday,...

iPhone 12 Models Ship in Thinner Box Without EarPods or Charger

Tuesday October 13, 2020 10:54 am PDT by
As expected, the entire iPhone 12 lineup ships without EarPods or a power adapter in the box, with only a Lightning to USB-C charging cable included. Apple touted the environmental benefits of no longer bundling these accessories, noting that the move reduces carbon emissions and avoids the mining and use of rare-earth elements. With these accessories removed, iPhone 12 models ship in a...

iPhone 12 Mini Introduced With 5.4-Inch Display, Starts at $699

Tuesday October 13, 2020 10:47 am PDT by
Apple today introduced the iPhone 12 mini with a 5.4-inch edge-to-edge Super Retina XDR display, a new flat-edge design with new colors, 5G support, a faster A14 Bionic chip, an improved dual-lens rear camera system, and more. 6.1-inch iPhone 12 on left and 5.4-inch iPhone 12 mini on right Equipped with an edge-to-edge display with a notch for Face ID, the iPhone 12 mini is a smaller device...

Apple Unveils iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max With 5G, Flat-Edge Design, LiDAR Scanner, New Colors, and More

Tuesday October 13, 2020 10:46 am PDT by
Apple today unveiled the new 6.1-inch iPhone 12 Pro and 6.7-inch ‌iPhone 12 Pro‌ Max at its pre-recorded "Hi, Speed" digital event. The new Pro variants feature 5G, OLED Super Retina XDR displays with a hardened Ceramic Shield covering, and a new flat-edged design with a stainless steel band that's similar to the frame of Apple's iPad Pro. The Super Retina XDR displays feature reduced...

Apple Resurfaces 'MagSafe' Brand for New iPhone 12 Accessories

Tuesday October 13, 2020 10:45 am PDT by
Apple today announced that the iPhone 12 family is gaining support for MagSafe, which will offer high-powered wireless charging as well as a new ecosystem of accessories that attach to the ‌iPhone 12‌. Previously, ‌MagSafe‌ was Apple's brand for the MacBook's breakaway charging cables. The company said that ‌MagSafe‌ will improve the charging experience on ‌iPhone 12‌, with magnets that are...

iPhone 12 Introduced With Flat-Edge Design, 5G, A14 Chip, New Colors, MagSafe, and More

Tuesday October 13, 2020 10:21 am PDT by
Apple today introduced the 6.1-inch iPhone 12 with a flat-edged design, 5G support, a faster A14 Bionic chip, a dual-lens rear camera system, and more. Pricing starts at $799 with activation on AT&T or Verizon, or $829 otherwise. First introduced in the new iPad Air last month, the A14 Bionic chip is the fastest smartphone chip ever, and the first to be built on a 5-nanometer process. Apple...

Apple Announces HomePod mini With Spherical Design and S5 Chip for $99

Tuesday October 13, 2020 10:05 am PDT by
Apple today announced the HomePod mini with a new spherical design and the S5 chip at its "Hi, Speed" event. The device is the first addition to the HomePod product lineup since the launch of the original ‌HomePod‌, and is much smaller at just 3.3-inches tall, as opposed to the original's 6.8-inches, and looks substantially different with a new spherical design. Following in the footsteps...

Apple Event: Full Transcript of iPhone 12 and HomePod Mini Announcements

Tuesday October 13, 2020 9:00 am PDT by
Apple's virtual "Hi, Speed" event kicked off today at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time, with Apple expected to debut four new models as part of its iPhone 12 lineup, as well as a new HomePod mini. Apple did announce several items at today's event: Apple Announces HomePod mini With Spherical Design and S5 Chip for $99 Apple Unveils iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max With 5G, Flat-Edge Design,...

Twitter Gains Unique 'Like' Animation for Apple Event

Tuesday October 13, 2020 6:35 am PDT by
Twitter has today added a unique "like" animation for Apple's "Hi, Speed" event that is to take place later today. The brief animation reflects the concentric circles used on the artwork and graphics used to promote the Apple event. The circles also seem to be present on the wallpapers from leaked images of the iPhone 12. This is the second time Apple has used a unique Twitter "like"...

Apple Online Store Goes Down Ahead of iPhone 12 Apple Event

Tuesday October 13, 2020 4:03 am PDT by
Apple's online store is down in anticipation of its "Hi, Speed" event later on Tuesday, suggesting at least some products may be available to pre-order or order immediately after the event. The placeholder for the U.S. online store says "We're making updates to the Apple store. Check back soon." Apple's "Hi, Speed" event will be a virtual media event, where the company is expected to take ...

Apple Event: When to Watch the iPhone 12 Launch in Time Zones Around the World

Tuesday October 13, 2020 1:56 am PDT by
Apple is hosting an online streaming media event for the public and press on Tuesday, October 13 at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time. Apple is expected to announce its new iPhone 12 lineup, and potentially a number of other new products during the event, dubbed "Hi, Speed." Here's how you can watch it and when, wherever you are in the world. How to Watch the Apple Event Apple will provide a stream...

Apple Event Hashtag on Twitter Gets Another Custom Apple Logo

Wednesday October 7, 2020 7:34 am PDT by
The #AppleEvent hashtag on Twitter has today been customized to include an Apple logo reflecting the orange and blue hues of Apple's "Hi, Speed" event invites. According to Jane Manchun Wong's Hashflag Browser, the new Apple logo was added to the hashtag yesterday and will be active through to the day of the event itself on Tuesday, October 13. New Apple Event hashtag image #AppleEvent ...

Apple Announces Digital-Only Event to Be Held on October 13: iPhone 12 Expected

Tuesday October 6, 2020 9:05 am PDT by
Apple today announced a second 2020 event, which is set to be held on Tuesday, October 13 at 10:00 a.m. on the Apple Park campus in Cupertino, California. As with Apple's September event focusing on the new iPad and Apple Watches, the October event will be digital only, with Apple likely providing pre-taped segments for each new product that will be announced. Since the new iPad Air,...