New iPhone 12 unveiled, new gadget, release dates and everything else you need to know from Apple event
Apple has finally unveiled its new iPhone 12 plus a brand new gadget.
The Apple ‘Hi, Speed’ event took place on Tuesday night where the company also confirmed that its new flagship smartphone will be its first to work on faster 5G networks.
There will be four version of the brand new model and that’s not all that has been announced, the Mirror reports.
The company also introduced a new gadget that you may want for you home.
The HomePod Mini is a brand new, revamped version of the HomePod speaker which went on sale in 2018.
Here’s everything you need to know about the new iPhone 12, the HomePod Mini, plus the release dates.
iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Mini
The first new iPhones to be unveiled were the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Mini.
Both smartphones feature 5G and have identical features.
The main difference is, of course, their size.
The iPhone 12 has a 6.1-inch display, while the iPhone 12 Mini is Apple’s smallest smartphone yet, with a tiny 5.4-inch display.
The iPhone 12 is priced £799 and will be available for pre-order from October 16, with availability from October 23.
If the iPhone 12 Mini sounds more like your thing you will unfortunately have longer to wait.
The iPhone 12 Mini is priced at £699 and will be available for pre-order from November 6, before being available in stores from November 13.
iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max
Apple then introduced us to the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max.
Like with the other two models, they both have 5G.
The difference is the iPhone 12 Pro has a 6.1-inch display, while the Pro Max
Apple’s official event is tomorrow, but possible leaks about the next iPhone — widely expected to be called the iPhone 12 — continue to appear. Leaker Kang posted on Chinese social media site Weibo that there will be four models of iPhones that range in price from $699 to $1,099, according to The Verge.
The iPhone 11 taking advantage of iOS 14’s ability to customize the home page.
The models include an iPhone 12 Mini with a 5.4-inch display, which starts at $699 and will be available for preorder on Nov. 6 or 7 with retail availability of Nov. 13 or 14. The 6.1-inch iPhone 12 will start at $799 and be available to preorder on Oct. 16 or 17, with release on Oct. 23 or 24. Both models come with storage options ranging from 64 to 256 gigabytes.
The higher-end models include the 6.1-inch iPhone 12 Pro, which costs $999 and include a telephoto lens with 4x optical zoom and a lidar sensor for depth tracking, similar to the new iPad Pros. Preorders reportedly begin on Oct. 16 or 17, with release on Oct. 23 or 24. The 6.7-inch iPhone 12 Pro Max will start at $1,099, and include the lidar sensor and a telephoto lens with 5x optical zoom. It’ll be available for preorder on Nov. 13 or 14, with a release date on Nov. 20 or 21. Both models will offer storage options ranging from 128GB to 512GB.
Kang also notes that Apple will sell a HomePod Mini for $99, as well as introduce a MagSafe charger, using the same branding as the magnetic charging cables found in its older MacBook
NBA 2K21 will be a launch title for the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X and S. On Tuesday, 2K tweeted the confirmed dates for release on its next-gen version that coincides with the launch day for the new consoles.
Along with confirming November 10, 12 and 19th as the big days globally, 2K also slid in what is presumably the first real screen shot of the game.
This image of Zion Williamson yelling appears to be on par with the visual quality of some of the celebrity recreations we’ve seen on next-gen hardware.
The release of the date and the screenshot suggests the first trailer should be coming pretty soon. The latest patch that impacted current-gen might be the last major update before the next-gen release.
It tackled most of the first versions most pressing issues, though there are still members of the community that are dissatisfied. At some point, there needs to be a transition to offer the proper support to the next-gen launch.
2K devs are likely working feverishly to prepare the next-gen version for its debut, and hoping to head off any potential game-breaking issues that could hurt gamers’ experience on their first day with their brand-new system.
It will be interesting to see if Madden and FIFA are also launch titles for both the PS5 and Xbox Series X/S, because it will make for a monumental week in sports video gaming.