Hi, Speed. Apple just held its October event, showcasing new members of the Apple ecosystem.
In a nutshell, the event focused on the brand new iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Mini & iPhone 12 Pro. There were other exciting announcements as well, which we’ll tell you more about in this post.
Let’s see what’s new after Apple’s October 2020 Event.
Apple introduced a smaller and more affordable version of the original HomePod: the HomePod mini.
The device features 360-degree audio, advanced Siri support with multiple voice recognition, smart home integration, and compatibility with other HomePod mini speakers, creating a stereo pair.
You can grab it for $99, whereas its big brother costs $299. It will be available on November 16.
Check out a comparison between the two HomePod speakers here.
iPhone 12 & iPhone 12 Mini
The event is named after speed for a reason. The brand new iPhone 12 lineup introduces 5G support and a fastest A14 chip.
Indeed, 5G support is now real for iPhone; for every new iPhone coming up this year. This means faster downloads, enhanced video streamings, less connection lags, and more (we wrote a blog post about what 5G means for mobile devices and apps, check it out).
Besides, the iPhone 12 carries the same iPhone 12 Pro chip: the A14 Bionic. It has 70% faster Machine Learning accelerators, 16-core Neural Engine, and a 50% faster GPU. Give it a look.
Apart from that, the iPhone 12 features a 6.1″ Super Retina XDR display, Ceramic Shield for better drop performance, splash resistance, improved battery life, and a dual-camera system with Night mode for low-light pictures.
Apple also added MagSafe for iPhone, which improves the wireless charging experience and allows new magnetic accessories and cases.
Its design comes in five new colors (white, black, blue, green, and red) and aerospace-grade aluminum flat edges. Yes, the iPhone 4 style is back.
That’s not all, though. Apple also introduced a smaller and thinnest version of the iPhone 12: the iPhone 12 mini. The good thing about it is that it features the same specs you’ll find on the standard iPhone 12 — but with a 5.4″ display. SE and small-iPhone lovers, enjoy.
The iPhone 12 starts from $799, available on October 23, and the iPhone 12 mini from $699 for an expected release on November 13.
iPhone 12 Pro
As expected, Apple also announced the new Pro version, which is bigger and more powerful than last year’s.
The iPhone 12 Pro features 5G support, A14 chip, 6.1″ & 6.7″ Super Retina XDR display, Ceramic Shield, IP68 water resistance, and an improved triple-camera system (wide, ultra wide, and brand-new telephoto with 65mm focal length). The Pro Max version comes with a 47% larger sensor, meaning better low-light photos.
The iPhone 12 Pro includes the new Apple ProRAW, which gives you the benefits of shooting in RAW plus Apple’s computational photography features.
Do you remember the LiDAR scanner from the iPad Pro? Well, it’s now part of the iPhone 12 Pro. The LiDAR scanner enhances the quality of images, improves AR experiences by creating a depth map of a scene, and pushes the boundaries further for mobile augmented reality development.
In terms of design, it comes in four new finishes (pacific blue, gold, silver, and graphite) with a surgical-grade stainless steel body. It is also MagSafe-ready.
The iPhone 12 Pro will be available on October 23, for $999. The Pro Max starts from $1099, available on November 13.
So this was all: HomePod Mini and iPhone 12. With the addition of the LiDAR, 5G support, and the A14 Bionic chip, devs would be able to create improved mobile solutions — especially for Machine Learning, Augmented Reality, and Artificial Intelligence approaches.
What are your thoughts on the newcomers to the Apple family? Let us know in the comment section below!