Here’s everything Apple announced at its iPhone 12 event

Here’s everything Apple announced at its iPhone 12 event”

The annual launch event is almost one month later than normal and comes as the coronavirus pandemic has disrupted Apple's well-oiled machine for designing and churning out its biggest-selling product.

Apple announced the new HomePod mini for $99 and available for pre-order November 6th. Put two HomePods in the same room, Apple says, and they'll automatically become a stereo pair.

Apple has today announced its 2020 range of iPhones, with four new phones launching in Australia in the coming month.

At today's "Hi, Speed" iPhone 12 event, Apple announced a new HomePod mini, redesigned iPhone 12, smaller iPhone 12 mini, new iPhone 12 Pro models and more.

The big focuses here are on improved displays, improved cameras (night mode on the wide and ultra wide cameras!), and the introduction of 5G across the lineup. However, the biggest difference is that the sides are flat, akin to the iPhone 5 and its direct predecessor.

The Pro models consist of more premium materials such as stainless steel, while both feature a more durable glass display, with drop tests showing four-times better performance - ie: less likely to break - though they aren't immune from smashing. In the United States, the iPhone 12 Pro range will start from $999, while the iPhone 12 Pro Max will start at $1,099 - both for 128GB as the starter storage. This format available on the iPhone 12 Pro models have the benefit of all the computational photography Apple applies to its photos, but also gives photographers the ability to adjust White Balance, Tone Mapping, and edit in their professional software of choice.

By the looks of it Apple is going to launch the Home Pod mini in a space grey and white just like its predecessor
By the looks of it Apple is going to launch the Home Pod mini in a space grey and white just like its predecessor

At the top end, the iPhone 12 Pro Max has a staggering 6.7-inch screen, the largest iPhone screen ever.

All four phones will run on Apple's A14 Bionic chip - the same one that powers the iPad Air the company just announced last month.

So when will these things actually start shipping? Pre-orders will go live for the iPhone 12 Pro on October 16, with a release date of October 23.

The new iPhone 12 Mini and the iPhone 12 Pro Max are on sale from November 13. Sort of. Well, in name, at least.

On the back, the wireless charging module has been updated with magnets to allow for easier charging capabilities with snap-on chargers, as well as snap-on accessories, which will be a huge aftermarket for other manufacturers.

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