Tomorrow is the day, Apple will take off the long-awaited iPhone 12 and all its variants. Normally, Apple would hold this type of event in September, but during The Year of the Virus, nothing is normal and everything is strange. So we get iPhone notifications in October.
This event, which Apple teased with the words “Hello, speed”;, comes about a month after the company’s iPad event where it announced a new base model iPad, iPad Air and OS updates for iPadOS and iOS. So what do we expect this to go around? To begin with, four new iPhones.
Last year, Apple introduced three iPhone 11 variants: 11, 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max. We expect updates of each for the iPhone 12, with “regular” 12, 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max versions. But there will probably also be another newcomer in the iPhone 12 Mini – a 5.4-inch phone with a lower starting price than the others. It looks like the Mini will sit directly between the iPhone SE and iPhone 12 in Apple’s range. Smart. Given the “Hello, speed” moniker for this event, we can also safely assume that all versions of 12 will have 5G connectivity.
According to other rumors, Apple may show off a new version of its MagSafe technology, this time design to be used with a phone case and wireless charger. Magnets in the MagSafe case can potentially help users quickly and easily adapt their phone to compatible wireless chargers. I’m not sure adjusting the charger is really a problem in the first place, but okay.
Finally, we should see a smaller HomePod, exactly called the HomePod Mini. It is rumored that the same S5 processor is found in the Apple Watch Series5 and SE models.
Apple’s long-rumored AirPods Studio and Tile-like AirTags over-the-ear were originally rumored for last month’s event, but it came and went with a word about either. The word on the street was that we would see them walking around, but now it might not happen either. I guess we all have to look to find out the details.
You will be able to watch the event live on Apple’s website or on YouTube, embedded below.
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