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Apple Event: What to expect and how to Livestream the virtual iPhone 12 launch


The HomePod Mini will be announced at next week’s Apple event. However, pre-orders won’t be available until Friday, Nov. 6, and with full availability on Nov. 16.

Apple’s second fall 2020 event, “Hi, Speed,” is set to be held on Tuesday, Oct. 13. The tech giant already had an event in September, but it was focused on the iPad Air and some Apple accessories.

What to expect in an Apple event

Compared to the previous setup, October’s event is expected to be much more exciting. Apple is expected to unveil its much-anticipated iPhone 12 lineup with some of the most significant changes we’ve seen to mobile phones in years.

According to rumors, we could maybe see other long-awaited accessories such as the AirTags and AirPods Studio over-ear headphones. We might also see the HomePod Mini, a new smart speaker, and perhaps even an Apple Silicon Mac.

We’ve listed everything we know about the products that Apple might announce at the event. This list will help you limit what to expect on Tuesday, Oct. 13.

iPhone 12 lineup – rumors suggest that we will see four variants of the new Apple flagship: the regular iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max.

HomePod Mini – a new version of the ‌HomePod. It’s not a second-generation version of the original model. It’s a new, smaller, and more affordable ‌HomePod‌.

Wireless Charging Mat – Apple engineers have continued working on some Apple-designed wireless charging options since the release of the AirPower charging mat in March 2019. The tech giant is going to introduce two wireless chargers called the “MagSafe Charger” and the “MagSafe Duo Charger.”

Other possible gadgets

AirTags, AirPods Studio, and more are also expected to be unveiled at Apple’s event. However, Leaker Jon Prosser claims that the ‌AirTags‌ has been delayed and will not be at the event. According to him, it will be unveiled in March 2021 along with more other accessories.

‌AirTags‌ are small trackers that are equipped with Bluetooth. They are designed to attach to essential but easily lost items like wallets, cameras, and keys.

Meanwhile, Airpods Studio is a pair of high-end over-ear headphones in addition to its AirPods lineup. There’s no definite word on what the ‌AirPods Studio‌ will cost, but rumors have suggested Apple may sell them for around $349.

How to watch the Livestream

Apple’s online event will be held on Oct. 13 at 10 a.m. PT, 1 p.m. ET, 6 p.m. BST, and 4 a.m. AEDT on Oct 14.

As reported by CNET, you’ll be able to stream Apple’s event straight from the company’s website.

Images used courtesy of MacRumors/YouTube Screenshot.

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