Looking for the new iPhone 12 on Verizon? The carrier has some deals if you meet the right criteria.
Fresh off of the, the nation’s largest carrier on Tuesday announced its deals for Apple’s latest iPhones. As with prior years, those who are switching to Verizon will be able to get an iPhone 12 for free when they trade-in “select” phones and sign up for either a Do More, Play More or Get More unlimited plan.
Those who already have Verizon will be able to get the iPhone 12 for as low as $15 per month for 24-months when financing on Verizon’s device installment plans and trading in “select” phones. You will also need to be on one of those newer premium unlimited plans or the older Above or Beyond unlimited plans.
The exact phones eligible for trade-in were not immediately known, though if you have an iPhone 8 or 8 Plus you can save $250 off a new iPhone when you trade-in, purchase the new phone online and have the right unlimited plan.
Verizon’s iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro go on preorder on Friday before going on sale the following week.
The deals, while not as aggressive as, come after Verizon took a prominent role during Apple’s iPhone event. The carrier’s CEO, Hans Vestberg, appeared on stage during the virtual keynote to announce its new nationwide 5G network with numerous Apple speakers referencing Verizon and its
Apple’s (AAPL) – Get Report much-anticipated iPhone 12 lineup revealed Tuesday received a generally tentative set of upward thumbs from Wall Street analysts, who praised the advent of 5G and the pricing of the handsets but were slightly more suspect of how much demand there will be for the new models.
Apple on Tuesday unveiled four different iPhone models, including the iPhone 12 mini, a 5.4-inch model starting at $699; a 6.1-inch device starting at $799, a 6.1-inch Pro model starting at $999, and a 6.7-inch pro model starting at $1,099.
Apple also introduced its HomePod Mini smart speaker, which includes a touch panel on its top for play/pause and volume options, along with a light-up display to indicate use of the Siri assistant.
“The pricing dynamics are the killer app for the phone launch,” Piper Sandler analyst Harsh Kumar wrote in a note to clients. “Pricing was lower than our expectation, which is important in the current global pandemic.”
“iPhone 12 mini hits the magic $699 price point,” Loup Ventures’ Gene Munster wrote on Twitter. “That’s a big deal and slightly expands iPhone’s addressable market. This is the first time in 7 years (iPhone 5S) that smaller form factor is part of flagship lineup.”
Wedbush Securities’ Daniel Ives also expressed optimism that the pricing lineup would be enough to convince current iPhone owners to upgrade, noting that “350 million of 950 million iPhones worldwide are currently in the window of an upgrade opportunity,” which he believes will “translate into an unprecedented upgrade cycle,” particularly in China.
Goldman Sachs analyst Rod Hall also was impressed with the iPhone lineup additions, noting in his own research note that Apple’s iPhone event had a “few unexpected twists,” including the introduction of the iPhone 12 mini and Magsafe charging, though he
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 livestream of its iPhone 12 launch event on Tuesday was not available to watch on top Chinese social media platforms.
- Tencent Video, iQiyi, Bilibili, and Weibo didn’t stream the event.
- Bloomberg reported that the platforms canceled coverage without explanation.
- The event garnered massive interest in China, Apple’s second-largest market by revenue, and the iPhone 12 was the top topic on Weibo.
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Top Chinese social media platforms reportedly pulled their planned coverage of Apple’s iPhone 12 livestream on Tuesday, despite massive interest in the event.
When Apple revealed the iPhone 12, its first 5G phone, video platforms such as Tencent Video, iQiyi, Bilibili, and Weibo didn’t carry the event, despite originally planning to, Bloomberg reported.
The report said the platforms gave no explanation for not showing the event in China, Apple’s second-largest market by revenue.
The iPhone 12 was later ranked the top topic on Weibo, with users posting photos of the new phone.
Bloomberg reporter Yuan Gao said in a tweet that the platforms usually hire translators and commentators to ensure the event is covered late into the night.
—Gao Yuan (@GaoYuan86) October 14, 2020
In an analyst note, financial services and investment firm Wedbush said the news “speaks to the ongoing ‘cold tech war’ tensions between the US and China.”
It estimated that around 20% of iPhone upgrades in the coming year will come from China.
Representatives of Tencent Holdings, iQiyi, Weibo, and Bilibili didn’t respond to Bloomberg’s requests for comments.
During the event, Apple revealed four new 5G phones, starting at $699.