Apple is going all-out with all-new gadgets this year. The tech company revealed the new iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro with 5G, HomePod mini, and MagSafe accessories.
Just this past Tuesday, Apple just wrapped up its big “Hi, Speed” launch event. The tech giant finally announced four new iPhone 12 variants, all of which support new faster 5G networks.
Aside from that, Apple also announced a new smart home speaker, called the HomePod Mini. It is almost the same as the existing HomePod speaker, but smaller and has quality improvement.
Some fun accessories were also unveiled at the same event. The new iPhone series can use magnets to charge wirelessly.
Here are the significant and highlighted announcements from the Apple event.
The iPhone 12 series with 5G
— MacRumors.com (@MacRumors) October 15, 2020
As reported by Hong Kong Tatler, the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini will be available in 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB models. The color variants are blue, green, black, white, and red.
- iPhone 12 Mini starts at $699
- iPhone 12 starts at $799
- iPhone 12 Pro starts at $999
- iPhone 12 Pro Max starts at $1,099
New features of Apple’s flagship lineup include 5G and A14 Bionic. They are also equipped with the fastest chip in a smartphone, an advanced dual-camera system, and a Super Retina XDR display with the Ceramic Shield front cover.
Aside from that, Apple also introduces the MagSafe in its launch event, a magnetic adapter that enables seamless, high-powered wireless charging. The iPhone 12 will use new MagSafe magnets for wireless charging and accessories.
The HomePod Mini
Big sound. Compact design. Everything you want in a smart speaker. Meet HomePod mini! https://t.co/Hqi5lS6xu6
— Greg Joswiak (@gregjoz) October 13, 2020
The new smart speaker is smaller than the current $299 HomePod and uses an Apple Watch chip to run Siri and audio processing. The mini variant can recognize different voices from different members of the household and is integrated with Apple Home smart home automation.
According to Apple, the HomePod Mini works with Apple Music and several other services such as Pandora. However, the tech company did not mention Spotify, which has accused Apple of anti-competitive behavior.
Apple’s new Magsafe
Apple has introduced a new charging paradigm for the iPhone 12 called MagSafe. This new standard lets chargers, cases, and other accessories snap onto the back of the device.
Apple also made its own new MagSafe charger that can charge your watch and iPhone at the same time. This technique is introduced alongside the iPhone 12 series so the tech giant can emphasize this feature.
As boasted by Apple, the MagSafe can improve your wireless charging experience. It has magnets optimized for alignment and efficiency in a 5W of charging.
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